Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice (1957) [Remastered 2005]
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Mighty Quinn Records
"Pepper Adams was unit of the greatest jazz baritone saxophonists of all time. During a time when Gerry Mulligan's reduce the heat of-toned baritone was very influential, Adams rose to bulge with a harder and bigger noise, much more hard bop than freezing. This relatively obscure release, originally some LP for the World Pacific label, finds the baritonist in Los Angeles matching his difficult-driving style with several players identified by West Coast cool jazz. Trumpeter Lee Katzman, who is in c~tinuance every selection but "Blackout Blues" and "Four Funky People," has a note closer to Chet Baker than to Donald Byrd, moreover fits in well with Adams. The periodical emphasis section is mostly laid-back and calm but swinging. A joy of this CD reissue is the repertoire, what one. contains catchy originals by Adams, Barry Harris (the extraordinary "High Step"), Tommy Flanagan, and Thad Jones in etc. to a lone standard in "Alone Together." Adams was person of the most consistent of quite jazzmen; he never seemed to force an unworthy record, so he is in typically showy form throughout this freewheeling hard bop plant. ~ AllMusic"