Pepper Adams Quintet


Mean What You Say

  • Release Date: 17 Aug 1990
  • OJCCD-464-2

Old Detroit buddies and close musical colleagues, Thad Jones and Pepper Adams had a long history of empathy and shared successes when they made Mean What You Say in early 1966. This quintet had existed before establishment of the big band co-led by Jones and Mel Lewis, the orchestra of which Adams was so important a part. The title tune here, in fact, was transmuted into one of the Jones-Lewis orchestra's first recorded numbers. With Ron Carter and Duke Pearson, Adams, Jones, and Lewis record… MORE


Perhaps the reunion of so many great Detroit jazzmen (Pepper Adams, Tommy Flanagan, and Elvin Jones all having arrived in New York in the… More