Pepper Adams Catalog

1957 (age 27)

Pepper Adams Quintet  (Mode MOD-LP 112)

Stu Williamson, trumpet, valve trombone; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Carl Perkins, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 10, 1957
Unforgettable
Baubles, Bangles And Beads
Freddie Froo
My One And Only Love
Muezzin
** also issued on Interlude MO 502, ST 1002 entitled "Pepper Adams 5". V.S.O.P. #5, #5 CD. West Wind (G) WW 2053 entitled "My One And Only Love".

Various Artists - The Blues, Vol. 3 - Blowin' The Blues  (World Pacific JWC-512)

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 13, 1957
Four Funky Folk

Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice  (World Pacific PJM-407)

Lee Katzman, trumpet #1,3-6; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 1957
1.Minor Mishap
2.Blackout Blues
3.High Step
4.Zec
5.Alone Together
6.50-21
** also issued on World Pacific WPM-407.

The Cool Sound Of Pepper Adams  (Regent MG 6066)

Bernard McKinney, euphonium; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
NYC, November 19, 1957
Bloos, Blooze, Blues
Like... What Is This
Skippy
Seein' Red
** also issued on Savoy MG 12211. Savoy SJL 1142 entitled "Pure Pepper".

Pepper Adams - Pure Pepper  (Savoy SJL 1142)

Bernard McKinney, euphonium; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same session.
NYC, November 19, 1957
Seein' Red (alternate take)
** reissue of Regent MG 6066 entitled "The Cool Sound Of Pepper Adams" + 1 bonus track.

1958

Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper - The Pepper - Knepper Quintet  (Metrojazz E 1004)

Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
NYC, March 25, 1958
58-XY-413STMinor Catastrophe
58-XY-414STAll Too Soon
58-XY-415STPrimrose Path
58-XY-416STBeau Bien
58-XY-417STAdams In The Apple
58-XY-418STI Didn't Know About You
58-XY-419STRiverside Drive

Pepper Adams Quintet - 10 To 4 At The 5 Spot  (Riverside RLP 12-265)

Donald Byrd, trumpet #1,3-5; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, April 15, 1958
1.'Tis (theme)
2.You're My Thrill
3.The Long Two/Four
4.Hastings Street Bounce
5.Yourna
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1104; Original Jazz Classics OJC-031, OJCCD-031-2.
** part of Milestone M-47044.

1960 (age 30)

Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, "Hey" Lewis, Paul Chambers - Motor City Scene  (Bethlehem BCP-6056)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes as "Hey" Lewis, drums.
NYC, 1960
Stardust
Philson
Trio
Libeccio
Bitty Ditty

1961

Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd Quintet - Out Of This World  (Warwick W 2041)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Teddy Charles as Jinx Jingles, vibes #3; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.
NYC, early 1961
1.Out Of This World
2.Curro's
3. 61WA71It's A Beautiful Evening
4. 61WA70Mr. Lucky Theme
5.Bird House
6.Day Dreams
** also issued on Warwick W 2041 ST.

Donald Byrd With Herbie Hancock - Takin' Care Of Business  (TCB LP 1002)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Joe Scariza, editing engineer, remixing engineer.
NYC, early 1961
Curro's
It's A Beautiful Evening
Mr. Lucky Theme
Out Of This World
Bird House
Day Dreams

Jammin' With Herbie Hancock  (TCB LP 1006)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.
NYC, early 1961
Curro's (as Jammin' With Herbie)
Bird House (as Herbie's Blues)
Mr. Lucky Theme (as Rock Your Soul)
Out Of This World (as T.C.B. With Herbie)
Day Dreams (as Soul Power)
I'm An Old Cowhand (as Cat Call)
** also issued on Happy Bird (G) B 90172 entitled "Jammin' With Herbie".

Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd Quintet - Out Of This World, Vol. 2  (Warwick (Sp) W 2041-2)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.: same session.
NYC, early 1961
I'm An Old Cowhand (unreleased)
Day Dreams (alternate take)
Out Of This World (alternate take)
Mr. Lucky (alternate take)
Curro's (alternate take)
Byrd House (alternate take)

1963

Pepper Adams - Plays The Compositions Of Charlie Mingus  (Jazz Workshop WSJS 219)

Thad Jones, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Dannie Richmond as Danny Richman, drums.
NYC, September 9, 1963
Fables Of Faubus
Black Light
Song With Orange
Carolyn
Incarnation
Strollin' Honies
Thad Jones, trumpet; Bennie Powell, trombone; Charles McPherson, alto sax; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Dannie Richmond as Danny Richman, drums.
NYC, September 12, 1963
Better Git In Your Soul
Portrait
Haitian Fight Song

1968

Pepper Adams - Encounter!  (Prestige PR 7677)

Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
NYC, December 11 & 12, 1968
Inanout
Star-Crossed Lovers
Cindy's Tune
Serenity
Elusive
I've Just Seen Her
Punjab
Verdandi
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-892-2.

1973 (age 43)

Pepper Adams Quartet - Ephemera  (Spotlite (E) SPJLP 6 (PA 6))

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Roland Hanna, piano; George Mraz, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
London, England, September 10, 1973
Ephemera
Bouncing With Bud
Civilization And It's Discontents
Jitterbug Waltz
Quiet Lady
Patrice
Hellure (How Are You're)
** also issued on Zim ZLS 2000.

1975

Pepper Adams - Julian  (enja (G) 2060)

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Walter Norris, piano; George Mraz, bass; Makaya Ntshoko, drums.
"Domicile", Munich, West Germany, August 13, 1975
Jirge
Julian
Spacemaker
Ad Astra
Three And One
'Tis
** also issued on enja (G) ENJ-9115 2; Inner City IC 3014.

Pepper Adams - Julian  (enja (G) ENJ-9115 2)

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Walter Norris, piano; George Mraz, bass; Makaya Ntshoko, drums.: same session.
"Domicile", Munich, West Germany, August 13, 1975
Time On My Hands
Lady Luck
** reissue of enja (G) 2060 + 2 bonus tracks.

Pepper Adams - Twelfth And Pingree  (enja (G) 2074)

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Walter Norris, piano; George Mraz, bass; Makaya Ntshoko, drums.: same session.
"Domicile", Munich, West Germany, August 13, 1975
Twelfth And Pingree
A Child Is Born
Well, You Needn't
Bossa Nouveau
** also issued on enja (G) CD 2074-2. enja (G) ENJ-9079 2 entitled "Pepper".

1977

Pepper Adams - Live  (Just Jazz Records JJCD 1004)

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; John Marabuto, piano; Bob Maize, bass; Ron Marabuto, drums.
live in Half Moon Bay, CA, September 18, 1977
Dewey Square
Body And Soul
Bossa Nouveau
How Long Has This Been Going On
Blues Out

Pepper Adams Quartet - Live In Europe  (Impro (F) 02)

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Georges Arvanitas, piano; Jacky Samson, bass; Charles Saudrais, drums.
"L'Alhambra", Bordeaux, France, November 4, 1977
Bossa Nouveau
Ephemera
Min And Maj Blues
Body And Soul
** also issued on Impro (F) 02 (CD) entitled "Pepper Adams And Georges Arvanitas Trio - Live In Europe". Sun (F) SR 115.

Pepper Adams And Georges Arvanitas Trio - Live In Europe  (Impro (F) 02 (CD))

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Georges Arvanitas, piano; Jacky Samson, bass; Charles Saudrais, drums.: same session.
"L'Alhambra", Bordeaux, France, November 4, 1977
Dear Old Stockholm
** reissue of Impro (F) 02 entitled "Pepper Adams Quartet - Live In Europe" + 1 bonus track.

1978

Pepper Adams - Reflectory  (Muse MR 5182)

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Roland Hanna, piano; George Mraz, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, June 14, 1978
Reflectory
Sophisticated Lady
Etude Diabolique
Claudette's Way
I Carry Your Heart
That's All

1979

Pepper Adams And Barry Altschul - Be-Bop?  (Musica (F) MUS. 3014)

Jean-Pierre Debarbat, flute, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone sax, sax, reeds; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Siegfried Kessler, piano; Jacques Vidal, bass; Barry Altschul, drums.
Paris, France, 1979
Woody'n You
Neuftemps
You Can't Name You
Julian
Valse Celtique

1980 (age 50)

Pepper Adams - The Master  (Muse MR 5213)

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; George Mraz, bass; Leroy Williams, drums.
Downtown Sound Studio, NYC, March 11, 1980
Enchilada Baby
Chelsea Bridge
Bossallegro
Rue Serpente
Lovers Of Their Time
My Shining Hour
** also issued on Muse MCD 5213.

1981

Pepper Adams - Urban Dreams  (Palo Alto Jazz PA 8009)

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; George Mraz, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 30, 1981
Dexter Rides Again
Urban Dreams
Three Little Words
Time Is On My Hands
Pent Up House
Trentino

1983

Pepper Adams - California Cookin'  (Interplay IPCD 8608-2)

Ted Curson, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Victor Feldman, piano; Bob Magnusson, bass; Carl Burnett, drums.
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, March 26, 1983
Waltz For Celtiste
Summertime
Last Resort
Now In Our Lives
Oleo
Doctor Deep

Pepper Adams - Live At Fat Tuesday's  (Uptown UP 27.16)

Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, flugelhorn; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
"Fat Tuesday's", NYC, August 19 & 20, 1983
Conjuraction
Alone Together
Diabolique II
Dr. Deep
Old Dallad
Dobbin / 'Tis

1985

Pepper Adams/Frank Foster - Generations  (Muse MR 5313)

Vinnie Cutro, trumpet #1; Frank Foster, tenor, soprano sax #1-3,5-7; James L. Dean, tenor, alto sax, clarinet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax #1-5; Noreen Grey, piano; Earl Sauls, bass; Glenn Davis, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 25, 1985
1.Generations
2.Dance Of Infidels
3.Stable Mates
4.Titter Pipes
5.Mood In Question
6.Milestones
7.Inventory

Pepper Adams - The Adams Effect  (Uptown UP 27.31)

Frank Foster, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25 & 26, 1985
Binary
Now In Our Lives
Valse Celtique
Dylan's Delight
How I Spent The Night
Claudette's Way
** also issued on Uptown UPCD 27.31.

Pepper Adams - The Adams Effect  (Uptown UPCD 27.31)

Frank Foster, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Billy Hart, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25 & 26, 1985
Now In Our Lives (alternate take)
** reissue of Uptown UP 27.31 + 1 bonus track.