Personnel: Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Stu Williamson (trumpet), Carl Perkins (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Mel Lewis (drums).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California on July 10, 1957.
Personnel: Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Stu Williamson (trumpet, valve trombone); Jimmy Knepper (trombone); Wynton Kelly, Carl Perkins (piano); Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis (drums).
Liner Note Author: Joe Quinn .
Recording information: Hollywood, CA (07/10/1957); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (07/10/1957).
Illustrator: Eva Diana.
Photographer: David Pell.
Pepper Adams ranked among modern jazz's finest baritone saxophonists. His mastery of the middle and lower registers and technical acumen enabled him to play the cumbersome baritone with a speed, facility, and style usually restricted to smaller horns. This '57 quintet date featured him in a more relaxed context with West Coast jazz types like trumpeter Stu Williamson and pianist Carl Perkins. Bassist Leroy Vinnegar added his famous "walking" lines and drummer Mel Lewis provided a steady, smooth rhythmic pace, while Adams contributed two originals and did three standards in his usual impeccable fashion. ~ Ron Wynn