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Pepper Adams

bs, sax, 1930-1986 US, Highland Park, Michigan
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Park Adams III

Park Frederick "Pepper" Adams III (October 8, 1930 – September 10, 1986) was an American jazz baritone saxophonist and composer. He composed 43 pieces, was the leader on eighteen albums spanning 28 years, and participated in 600 sessions as a sideman.

  • Bariton sax
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Star-Crossed Lovers on Encounter! by Pepper Adams
Bloos, Booze, Blues on The Cool Sounds Of Pepper Adams by Pepper Adams
Unforgettable on Any Day Now - Where or When by Pepper Adams
Inanout on Encounter! by Pepper Adams
Serenity on Encounter! by Pepper Adams
Stardust on Motor City Scene by Pepper Adams
Patrice - Live on Live at the Room at the Top by Pepper Adams
Afternoon in Paris on Any Day Now - Where or When by Pepper Adams
Out of This World on Out of This World by Pepper Adams & Donald Byrd Quintet
I've Just Seen Her on Encounter! by Pepper Adams

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Twelfth & PingreePepper Adams2018Album
The Complete Albums Collection 1957-1961Pepper Adams2017Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsPepper Adams2015Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsPepper Adams2014Compil.
I Carry Your HeartAlexis Cole Sings Pepper Adams2012Album
Pepper-Knepper QuintetPepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper2011Album
The Baritone Sax SessionsPepper Adams2010Compil.
Hollywood Quintet SessionsPepper Adams2008Compil.
The Complete Regent SessionsPepper Adams2008Compil.
The Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio SessionsDonald Byrd / Pepper Adams2000Compil.
No More WallsDavid Amram With Pepper Adams, Jerry Dodgion, Candido, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, George Mrgdichian, Moulay "Ali" Hafid1997Album
LivePepper Adams1995Album
My One And Only LovePepper Adams1990Album
Village Vanguard Live Sessions 2Pepper Adams, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Dizzy Gillespie, Garnett Brown, Marvin Stamm1990Compil.
Kenton '56 In ConcertStan Kenton Featuring Pepper Adams, Mel Lewis, Lennie Niehaus, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins1990Album
The Best Of Teo MaceroTeo Macero Featuring Art Farmer, Bill Evans + Lee Konitz, Ed Shaughnessy, Mal Waldron + Al Cohn, Charles Mingus, Eddie Bert + Phil Woods, Frank Rehak, Clark Terry + Eddie Costa, Pepper Adams1990Compil.
Village Vanguard Live Sessions 1Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Ray Nance, Pepper Adams, Richard Davis1990Compil.
The Adams EffectPepper Adams1988Album
More PepperDenny Christianson Big Band Featuring Pepper Adams1987Album
Suite MingusDenny Christianson Big Band Featuring Pepper Adams1987Album
OpalessenceHod O'Brien Quintet Featuring Tom Harrell And Pepper Adams1985Album
GenerationsPepper Adams, Frank Foster1985Album
Live At Fat Tuesday'sPepper Adams1984Album
Urban DreamsPepper Adams1981Album
The MasterPepper Adams1980Album
Be-Bop?Barry Altschul, Pepper Adams1979Album
The Front LineBill Perkins With Pepper Adams1978Album
Baritone MadnessThe Nick Brignola Sextet Featuring Pepper Adams1978Album
ReflectoryPepper Adams1978Album
Young ByrdDonald Byrd With Pepper Adams And Gigi Gryce1977Compil.
JulianPepper Adams1976Album
Twelfth & PingreePepper Adams1975Album
EncounterPepper Adams1969Album
Plays The Compositions Of Charlie MingusPepper Adams1964Album
Motor City ScenePepper Adams, Donald Byrd1961Album
Ping Pong Beer / November Afternoon"Philly" Joe Jones - Pepper Adams - Donald Byrd - Bill Evans - Paul Chambers - Ed Shaughnessy - Booker Little - Mal Waldron1961Single
The Cool Sound Of Pepper AdamsPepper Adams1958Album
The Soul Of JazzBill Harris, Joe Wilder, Bobby Jaspar, Pepper Adams, Eddie Costa, George Duvivier, Art Taylor, J. Billy VerPlanck1958Album
Critics' ChoicePepper Adams1957Album
Modern Jazz Survey 2 / Baritones & French HornsPepper Adams, Cecil Payne, Julius Watkins, David Amram1957Album
Jazzmen: DetroitKenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke1956Album
Mr. Lucky Theme / It's A Beautiful EveningPepper Adams, Donald Byrd QuintetSingle
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