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Some of you may have seen my Facebook posting a few days ago of the historic Pepper Adams performance from the Grammy Awards television broadcast on February 24, 1982. Although I've had a copy of it in my collection since around 1988, it's remained very rare, only traded by collectors. Unfortunately, until this week's YouTube posting, very few had seen it. Finally, I got it digitized and here's the link: https://youtu.be/4PWTkf6MsZ0
Also, I posted this flyer. What a night of music!:
Below is an updated itinerary of my Pepper Adams tour in October. As of now, I'm doing five university lectures, plus functioning as an emcee for a concert in Rochester of Pepper Adams tunes. I'm still trying to fit in something on the 22nd or 23rd, but I'm running out of options:
M, Oct. 19: 12:30-1:45: Wayne NJ: Lecture at William Paterson University.
M, Oct. 19: 7-8:30: Poughkeepsie NY: Lecture at Vassar College.
T, Oct. 20: Travel.
W, Oct. 21: 3-4:30: Rochester NY: Lecture ("Pepper Adams in Rochester, 1935-1947"), Rochester Institute of Technology, Liberal Arts Hall A-201. Book signing to follow.
W, Oct. 21, 8:30-10: Rochester NY: Book talk/signing, then concert of Pepper's music by the Mike Melito Trio (Doug Stone ts; unknown b; Mike Melito dm) at the Bop Shop.
Th, Oct. 22: Travel.
F, Oct. 23: Off.
Sat, Oct. 24: Off.
Sun, Oct. 25: Travel.
M, Oct. 26: 5:30-7: Boone NC: Lecture at Appalachian State University.
T, Oct. 27: 2-3:15: Charlotte NC: Lecture at University of North Carolina.
As I mentioned last week, due to exigencies (that I can not explain at this time), I will need to take a break from this blog for the foreseeable future. The same goes for my Facebook account. I hope to update readers before too long, but no worries about my work on the Pepper biography. That will definitely continue unabated. Please continue to consult pepperadams.com for updates and all things Pepper Adams. Lastly, don't forget that October 8 is Pepper's birthday.