Pepper Adams Discography

1957 (age 27)

Pepper Adams Quintet

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
UnforgettableMode MOD-LP 112
Baubles, Bangles And Beads-
Freddie Froo-
My One And Only Love-
Muezzin-
* Mode MOD-LP 112; V.S.O.P. #5, #5 CD   Pepper Adams Quintet
= Interlude MO 502, ST 1002   Pepper Adams 5
= West Wind (G) WW 2053   Pepper Adams - My One And Only Love

Pepper Adams Quintet

Herbie Steward, tenor sax #2-4; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 13, 1957
1.Four Funky FolkWorld Pacific JWC-512, ST-1029
2.BluesPacific Jazz unissued
3.Lost Love-
4.Movie Star-
* World Pacific JWC-512   Various Artists - The Blues, Vol. 3 - Blowin' The Blues
* World Pacific ST-1029   Various Artists - The Blues, Vol. 3 - Blowin' The Blues

Pepper Adams Quintet

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 MishapWorld Pacific PJM-407
2.Blackout Blues-
3.High Step-
4.ZecWorld Pacific PJM-407, JWC-508
5.Alone TogetherWorld Pacific PJM-407
6.50-21-
* World Pacific PJM-407, WPM-407   Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice
* World Pacific JWC-508   Various Artists - The Hard Swing

Pepper Adams Quintet

Bernard McKinney, euphonium; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
NYC, November 19, 1957
Bloos, Blooze, BluesRegent MG 6066
Seein' Red (alternate take)Savoy SJL 1142
Like... What Is ThisRegent MG 6066
Skippy-
Seein' Red-
* Regent MG 6066; Savoy MG 12211   The Cool Sound Of Pepper Adams
= Savoy SJL 1142   Pepper Adams - Pure Pepper

1958

Pepper Adams - Jimmy Knepper Quintet

Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
NYC, March 25, 1958
58-XY-413STMinor CatastropheMetrojazz E 1004
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-
* Metrojazz E 1004   Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper - The Pepper - Knepper Quintet

Pepper Adams Quintet

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)Riverside RLP 12-265
2.You're My Thrill-
3.The Long Two/Four-
4.Hastings Street Bounce-
5.Yourna-
* Riverside RLP 12-265, RLP 1104; Original Jazz Classics OJC-031, OJCCD-031-2   Pepper Adams Quintet - 10 To 4 At The 5 Spot
= Milestone M-47044   Donald Byrd - Young Byrd

1960 (age 30)

Pepper Adams - Donald Byrd Sextet

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes as "Hey" Lewis, drums.
NYC, 1960
StardustBethlehem BCP-6056
Philson-
Trio-
Libeccio-
Bitty Ditty-
* Bethlehem BCP-6056   Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, "Hey" Lewis, Paul Chambers - Motor City Scene

1961

Pepper Adams - Donald Byrd Quintet

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 WorldWarwick W 2041
2.Curro's-
3. 61WA71It's A Beautiful EveningWarwick W 650, W 2041
4. 61WA70Mr. Lucky Theme-
5.Bird HouseWarwick W 2041
6.Day Dreams-
Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Joe Scariza, editing engineer, remixing engineer.
Curro'sTCB LP 1002
It's A Beautiful Evening-
Mr. Lucky Theme-
Out Of This World-
Bird House-
Day Dreams-
Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.
Curro's (as Jammin' With Herbie)TCB LP 1006
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)-
same session.
I'm An Old Cowhand (unreleased)Warwick (Sp) W 2041-2
Day Dreams (alternate take)-
Out Of This World (alternate take)-
Mr. Lucky (alternate take)-
Curro's (alternate take)-
Byrd House (alternate take)-
* Warwick W 2041, W 2041 ST   Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd Quintet - Out Of This World
* TCB LP 1002   Donald Byrd With Herbie Hancock - Takin' Care Of Business
* TCB LP 1006   Jammin' With Herbie Hancock
= Happy Bird (G) B 90172   Herbie Hancock - Jammin' With Herbie
* Warwick (Sp) W 2041-2   Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd Quintet - Out Of This World, Vol. 2
* Warwick W 650   Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd - Mr. Lucky Theme / It's A Beautiful Evening

1963

Pepper Adams Quintet

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 FaubusJazz Workshop WSJS 219
Black Light-
Song With Orange-
Carolyn-
Incarnation-
Strollin' Honies-
* Jazz Workshop WSJS 219   Pepper Adams - Plays The Compositions Of Charlie Mingus

Pepper Adams Octet

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 SoulJazz Workshop WSJS 219
Portrait-
Haitian Fight Song-
* Jazz Workshop WSJS 219   Pepper Adams - Plays The Compositions Of Charlie Mingus

1968

Pepper Adams Quintet

Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
NYC, December 11 & 12, 1968
InanoutPrestige PR 7677
Star-Crossed Lovers-
Cindy's Tune-
Serenity-
Elusive-
I've Just Seen Her-
Punjab-
Verdandi-
* Prestige PR 7677; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-892-2   Pepper Adams - Encounter!

1973 (age 43)

Pepper Adams Quartet

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Roland Hanna, piano; George Mraz, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
London, England, September 10, 1973
EphemeraSpotlite (E) SPJLP 6 (PA 6)
Bouncing With Bud-
Civilization And It's Discontents-
Jitterbug Waltz-
Quiet Lady-
Patrice-
Hellure (How Are You're)-
* Spotlite (E) SPJLP 6 (PA 6); Zim ZLS 2000   Pepper Adams Quartet - Ephemera

1975

Pepper Adams Quartet

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Walter Norris, piano; George Mraz, bass; Makaya Ntshoko, drums.
"Domicile", Munich, West Germany, August 13, 1975
Jirgeenja (G) 2060
Julian-
Spacemaker-
Ad Astra-
Three And One-
'Tis-
Time On My Handsenja (G) ENJ-9115 2
Lady Luck-
same session.
Twelfth And Pingreeenja (G) 2074
A Child Is Born-
Well, You Needn't-
Bossa Nouveau-
* enja (G) 2060, ENJ-9115 2; Inner City IC 3014   Pepper Adams - Julian
* enja (G) 2074, CD 2074-2   Pepper Adams - Twelfth And Pingree
= enja (G) ENJ-9079 2   Pepper Adams - Pepper

1977

Pepper Adams Quartet

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; John Marabuto, piano; Bob Maize, bass; Ron Marabuto, drums.
live in Half Moon Bay, CA, September 18, 1977
Dewey SquareJust Jazz Records JJCD 1004
Body And Soul-
Bossa Nouveau-
How Long Has This Been Going On-
Blues Out-
* Just Jazz Records JJCD 1004   Pepper Adams - Live

Pepper Adams Quartet / Pepper Adams And Georges Arvanitas Trio

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

1978

Pepper Adams Quartet

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Roland Hanna, piano; George Mraz, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
CI Recording, NYC, June 14, 1978
ReflectoryMuse MR 5182
Sophisticated Lady-
Etude Diabolique-
Claudette's Way-
I Carry Your Heart-
That's All-
* Muse MR 5182   Pepper Adams - Reflectory

1979

Pepper Adams - Barry Altschul Quintet

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 YouMusica (F) MUS. 3014
Neuftemps-
You Can't Name You-
Julian-
Valse Celtique-
* Musica (F) MUS. 3014   Pepper Adams And Barry Altschul - Be-Bop?

1980 (age 50)

Pepper Adams Quartet

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

1981

Pepper Adams Quartet

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; George Mraz, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 30, 1981
Dexter Rides AgainPalo Alto Jazz PA 8009
Urban Dreams-
Three Little Words-
Time Is On My Hands-
Pent Up House-
Trentino-
* Palo Alto Jazz PA 8009   Pepper Adams - Urban Dreams

1983

Pepper Adams Quintet

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 CeltisteInterplay IPCD 8608-2
Summertime-
Last Resort-
Now In Our Lives-
Oleo-
Doctor Deep-
* Interplay IPCD 8608-2   Pepper Adams - California Cookin'

Pepper Adams Quintet

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
ConjuractionUptown UP 27.16
Alone Together-
Diabolique II-
Dr. Deep-
Old Dallad-
Dobbin / 'Tis-
* Uptown UP 27.16   Pepper Adams - Live At Fat Tuesday's

1985

Pepper Adams - Frank Foster Septet

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.GenerationsMuse MR 5313
2.Dance Of Infidels-
3.Stable Mates-
4.Titter Pipes-
5.Mood In Question-
6.Milestones-
7.Inventory-
* Muse MR 5313   Pepper Adams/Frank Foster - Generations

Pepper Adams Quintet

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
BinaryUptown UP 27.31
Now In Our Lives-
Valse Celtique-
Dylan's Delight-
How I Spent The Night-
Claudette's Way-
Now In Our Lives (alternate take)Uptown UPCD 27.31
* Uptown UP 27.31, UPCD 27.31   Pepper Adams - The Adams Effect