Sunday, February 6, 2022

Pepper Adams Doings


It’s been a while since I posted here. I’ve been dealing with some health issues that kept me away, but now, thankfully, I’m doing better and on the rebound. Since December, I’ve conducted two Zoom roundtables regarding Pepper Adams. Each included 14 musicians and were extremely informative. Here are the links: 

As for Reflectory, my full-length Adams biography, the First Edition ebook has been on sale since October. It includes 450 tunes, half of which have never been heard before, plus photographs from the Adams Archive, housed (or soon housed) at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

My Revised Edition will be available in a week or so. It corrects errors, improves readability, and includes some additional music links that were somehow overlooked.

As for, many new transcriptions have been added here by John Vana: At last count, there are 98 solo transcriptions to check out, and we’re in the process of adding each Adams performance so that a musician can easily hear the solo they’re attempting to read.

Here’s where you can buy Reflectory and hear all this fantastic music: