The Pepper-Knepper Quintet with Pepper Adams and Jimmy Knepper
  • Jimmy Knepper
    Jimmy Knepper
  • Pepper Adams
    Pepper Adams

Pepper Adams

The Pepper-Knepper Quintet with Pepper Adams and Jimmy Knepper

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Pepper Adams (bs), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Wynton Kelly (p, org), Doug Watkins (b), Elvin Jones (d)

Reference: FSRCD 344

Bar code: 8427328603447



01. Minor Catastrophe (Jon Hendricks) 6:05
02. All Too Soon (Duke Ellington) 5:53
03. Beaubien (Pepper Adams) 6:23
04. Adams in the Apple (Jimmy Knepper) 4:49
05. Riverside Drive (Duke Ellington) 4:27
06. I Didn't Know (Jimmy Knepper) 4:27
07. Primrose path (Jimmy Knepper) 7:04

Album details

Originally issued as 12-inch album MetroJazz SE1004

Personnel:
Pepper Adams (baritone sax), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Wynton Kelly (piano, organ), Doug Watkins (bass), Elvin Jones (drums).
Recorded at Beltone Studios, New York City, March 25, 1958

Photography by Lester Krauss
Recording session supervised by Leonard Feather
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"Although Leonard Feather, in the original liner notes that are reproduced for this reissue, says that it is an oversimplification to call the music on this 1958 session "hard bop," the performances are actually pretty definitive of the idiom. Baritonist Pepper Adams, freshly arrived in New York from Detroit, co-leads a quintet with the up-and-coming trombonist Jimmy Knepper that also includes such young notables as pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Elvin Jones. They perform an obscure Jon Hendricks song, a lyrical version of "All Too Soon," the straight-ahead bebop blues "Beaubien," a couple obscure originals, Duke Ellington's "I Didn't Know About You" (which has Kelly switching to a spooky-sounding organ) and Knepper's "Primrose Path." The blend between baritone and trombone is quite effective, the musicians all take consistently excellent solos and the music is state-of-the-art 1958 modern mainstream jazz; in other words, hard bop."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

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