Jan 302014

i was looking through the orphan list on dimeadozen, and noticed this one that sounded famililar.  sure enough, i’d downloaded it back in late 2010, and so i seeded it to the two leechers who’d been waiting hopefully.  and i gave it a listen.  very nice!  no wonder “pepper adams” had rung a bell.  so here it is.  not too long, not too short, and a lovely recording.

p.s. any help on the line-up appreciated!

p.p.s. as always the files are unchanged unless noted… including the typo “sophistocated lady” in the info file & filename.


pepper adams with the charles biddle quartet
jazz expo, montreal, canada
20 june 1967

pepper adams: baritone sax
charles biddle: bass
unknown: piano
unknown: guitar
unknown: drums

1) cottontail 15:13
2) lady luck 17:37
3) sophisticated lady 13:18
4) straight no chaser 10:09

source: cdr to wav to flac files with checksum

a- sound. pepper cooking with the great montreal bassist charles biddle. any info on the
sidemen would be greatly appreciated. enjoy!

sample:  03_sophisticated_lady.mp3

download: PepperAdams_and_Charles_Biddle_4tet_1967-06-20.zip

  3 Responses to “pepper adams w/ the charles biddle quartet — 20 june 1967, montreal, canada”

  1. Thank you very much for this recording, I really dig Peppers sound and ideas.
    Most appreciated.

    Sadik Hakim piano
    Nelson Symonds guitar
    Charlie Biddle bass
    Clayton Johnston drums
    (info on You Tube)

  2. According to Gary Carner’s Pepper Adams Chronology at: http://www.pepperadams.com/ it was part of a lengthy engagement for Expo ’67 during which he also played with Vic Vogel’s Big Band. Cool!

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