09 March, 2011

Pepper Adams - The Cool Sound Of Pepper Adams (1957) (eac-log-cover)

Pepper Adams - The Cool Sound Of Pepper Adams (1957)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 190MB
Savoy / Denon remaster | mini LP
The Cool Sound of Pepper Adams is the kind of record one buys for its remarkable cover art (depicting a flame-haired beauty cupping a seashell to her ear) only to discover the music contained therein is just as spellbinding. A wonderfully soulful session featuring striking contributions from pianist Hank Jones and drummer Elvin Jones, its four lengthy cuts pulsate with energy and invention. Despite complementing Adams' baritone leads with Bernard McKinney's euphonium, the music never sounds bloated. Instead, it's supple and slinky, with a dexterity that's utterly winning. Still, there's no mistaking the physicality of Adams' tone. Songs like "Bloos, Blooze, Blues" and "Like…What Is This?" are as rich and smooth as crushed velvet.

-1. "Bloos, Blooze, Blues" - V.P. Doved - 10:17
-2. "Settin' Red" - McKinney - 7:27
-3. "Like, What Is This?" - McKinney - 7:39
-4. "Skippy" - Awaodley - 7:47

*Pepper Adams (Sax (Baritone)
*Elvin Jones (Drums)
*Hank Jones (Piano)
*George Duvivier (Bass)
*Bernard McKinney (Euphonium)


durmoll said...

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Kndnsk said...

Nice, thank you.

ita diegues said...

Thank you.

grumpy said...

An Adams I don't own and it looks very interesting! many thanks.

J B said...

Looks like a great session. Thanks for sharing.


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