Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pepper Adams Blog: Dale Fielder Record Byrd-Adams Songbook

Pepper Adams Blog: Dale Fielder Records Byrd-Adams Songbook: Coming up in January, 2012 will be the release of Dale Fielder Quintet's new CD, "Each Time I Think Of You," including highlights from his D...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dale Fielder Record Byrd-Adams Songbook

Coming up in January, 2012 will be the release of Dale Fielder Quintet's new CD, "Each Time I Think Of You," including highlights from his Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Quintet touring project. With Fielder are Nolan Shaheed on trumpet, Jane Getz on piano, Trevor Ware on bass, and Don Littleton on drums.    Stay tuned for subsequent performances!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Alexis Cole to perform Pepper Adams ballads

Singer and pianist Alexis Cole will be performing Pepper Adams ballads at William Paterson University, Bard College, and the Tuxedo Park Library:


Thursday, Oct 20, 12:30pm, William Paterson University, Midday Concert Series in Wayne, NJ
Saturday, Oct 22, 8pm, Bard College Recital, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Sunday, Nov 20, 2pm, Tuxedo Park Library, Tuxedo Park NY

Alexis Cole collaborated with lyricist Barry Wallenstein, shaping Wallenstein's poetry to fit Adams' melodies.  She recorded all seven ballads last May in Chicago.  The date was led by pianist Jeremy Kahn, who wrote all the arrangements.  The recording will be released next Spring, featuring saxophonists Pat LaBarbera and Eric Alexander.  See alexiscole.com for concert details.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Pepper Adams!

Today Pepper would have been 81 years old.  The world has changed since he left us in 1986, but one thing surely hasn't: Pepper Adams is still the greatest baritone saxophone soloist in history!  Rest in peace, Pepper.