I hope everyone stateside had a terrific Thanksgiving
and start to the holiday season. I’ve been busy packing
because I have to move to a new place by May 31. So
far, only one papercut.
Yesterday I received the galleys to Pepper Adams:
Saxophone Trailblazer. I have to submit final changes by
mid-January. The book is still on target for a Fall, 2023
This, of course, will be the paperback edition of Reflectory:
The Life and Music of Pepper Adams. It’s devoid of music
links, all the photos from Adams’s estate, and at least half
the text. But, as a slimmed down abridged edition, it will be
available as a “real” book, and should raise Pepper’s profile.
Also, Reflectory will stay in print for those OK with an ebook
and who want to hear all this great music.
In the last few weeks I’ve updated all of the Adams
chronologies with new research, so check them out here:
A lot of new content at pepperadams.com can be expected in
the next few months, including new interviews and radio shows
with me, new performances of Pepper’s compositions, and
vintage videos of Adams that have never before been seen.
Have a great holiday. Talk to you next year.
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