Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III was an American jazz baritone saxophonist and composer. He composed 42 pieces, was the leader on eighteen albums spanning 28 years, and participated in 600 sessions as a sideman. He worked with an array of musicians, and had especially fruitful collaborations with trumpeter Donald Byrd and as a member of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band.
|Birth name:||Park Frederick Adams III|
|Born:||October 8, 1930, Highland Park, Michigan, U.S.|
|Origin:||Rochester, New York|
|Died:||September 10, 1986, Brooklyn, New York|
|Genres:||Jazz, hard bop, big band|
|Instruments:||Baritone saxophone, clarinet|
|Labels:||Savoy, Prestige, Blue Note, Warwick, Riverside, Enja, Muse|
|Associated acts:||Wardell Gray, Lucky Thompson, Kenny Clarke, Oscar Pettiford, Barry Harris, Billy Mitchell, Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Elvin Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Charles Mingus, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, Frank Foster, George Mraz|
|Website:||Pepper Adams’s Official site|
|IMDb:||Pepper Adams’s IMDb|
About Pepper Adams
Prolific composer, performer, bandleader, and recording baritone saxophonist who has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.
He took up tenor saxophone when he was sixteen and living in Detroit. He started playing in Lucky Thompson’s band in 1947.
He lived in New York City after Detroit, where he met John Coltrane and other big names in jazz music.
He was born in Highland Park, Michigan but grew up in Rochester, New York.
He collaborated with Charles Mingus on Blues & Roots.
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