Hank Mobley: Poppin’ (1957) King Records

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Stereo that never was… Selection: Poppin’ – as published, in Stereo Or, as intended: Repeat Selection: Poppin’ – channels summed (50/50 “mono”) Artists: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Art Farmer (trumpet) Sonny Clark (piano) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe … Continue reading

John Coltrane: Dakar (1957) Prestige

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Artists John Coltrane (ts) Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne (bars) Mal Waldron (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 20, 1957 Music A 1957 recording featuring Pepper Adams with Coltrane as sideman, released by Prestige … Continue reading

Donald Byrd at the Half Note Cafe Vol 1 (1960) Blue Note

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Selection: My Girl Shirl Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams(bars) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Lex Humphries (d) recorded live at the “Half Note”, NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960 Music The introduction here is credited to singer Ruth Mason, … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Catwalk (1961) Blue Note

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Donald Byrd RIP.  Byrd’s nephew has reported his uncle Donald Byrd’s death, though it has yet to be confirmed.  Byrd was said to have died earlier this week, on Monday 4th February, 2013, at the age of 80, at his home in Delaware. He joins … Continue reading

John Coltrane Dakar (1957) UK

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Track Selection: Velvet Scene (Waldron) (Audio Note: as first track, the first minute has a few clicks, fine thereafter. Skip it if you prefer) Artists John Coltrane (ts) Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne (bars) Mal Waldron (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art … Continue reading

Howard McGhee Dusty Blue (1960) Parlophone

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Track Selection 1: Petite (Golson) Selection 2: Dusty Blue  (on vinyl) Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Bennie Green (tb) Roland Alexander (ts) Pepper Adams (bars) Tommy Flanagan (p) Ron Carter (b) Walter Bolden (d) recorded NYC, June 13, 1960 Music:  McGhee had been one … Continue reading

Donald Byrd “Royal Flush” (1961)

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Track selection: Donald Byrd “Requiem” (Herbie Hancock) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (bs) Herbie Hancock (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 21, 1961 Music Notable as the recording debut of … Continue reading

Donald Byrd “The Cat Walk” (1961)

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Selected Track: “Say You’re Mine” > Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (bs) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2, 1961 Music Breaking all my rules again. Its … Continue reading

Donald Byrd “Byrd in Hand” (1959)

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Selected track: “Here I am”  > Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Charlie Rouse (ts) Pepper Adams (bars) Walter Davis Jr. (p) Sam Jones (b) Art Taylor (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 31, 1959 Music Two of my … Continue reading

“Alone Together” Smackdown: Pepper vs Hank vs Grant

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Updated November 26, 2017 – previous rips, which previously were muddled up and labelled incorrectly, are replaced with fresh rips made on the latest quality audio system (Avid Acutus Reference) at 320kbps (double previous resolution, each rip correctly attributed. One … Continue reading