Gosh, the year is soon coming to an end, something I think everyone
is eager to see. I've ben busy acclimating to the dry, high-altitude
climate of Utah. It's quite beautiful and rugged here, but I'm not able
to enjoy the perks of living in a city due to COVID. Other than things
being close by and convenient, I can't visit the museums, or partake in
the restaurants or nightlife.
Maybe that's partly a good thing? In the last few weeks, I've had the
time to revise my entire Pepper Adams biography, making, in some cases,
appreciable improvements. It's great to get some distance from the
manuscript, thereby catching errors and improving its readability. I'm only
waiting for the responses of a few readers before I begin formatting the book
for publication. That process includes posting a number of previously
unknown recordings to YouTube, and linking them to the book. Infusing the
text with numerous links to the music I'm discussing is one advantage of
producing an eBook. At around 400 pages, I'm envisioning a $19.99 price.
Is that a good value? Please let me know.
In the meantime, enjoy these newly restored videos, posted at pepperadams.com
They are four superb solos that Adams did in Montreal in 1978: