Detroit's white baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams (1930)
represented the more aggressive side of hard-bop, especially if compared with the other famous baritonist of the era, Gerry Mulligan. His recordings include:
The Cool Sound (november 1957), in a quintet with piano, euphonium, bass and drums (Elvin Jones);
10 to 4 at the Five-Spot (april 1958), in a classic quintet with
trumpeter Donald Byrd (the quintet's co-leader to whom all their albums were credited except this one), pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Elvin Jones;
Stardust (1960), in a sextet with Byrd, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Louis Hayes;
Encounter (december 1968), in a quintet with tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Ron Carter and Jones.
Adams died in 1986.
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