Various Artists

Motéma, 2012CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 18.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Researcher and music producer Gary Carner has been focused on the life and musical works of baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams since his graduate work in 1984. It has culminated with a book Pepper Adams Joy Road and a five volume CD compilation of all of his compositions. The first four volumes were released several years ago with the fifth attaching vocals and released earlier this year. The Joy Road Sampler contains some of the best from each volume featuring The Jeremy Kahn Trio, The Kevin Bales Quartet, The Frank Basile Sextet, The Jeremy Kahn Quartet and Alexis Cole. This is a fine set that places Adams among the best jazz composers. Just sit back and enjoy it perhaps with a fine glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the inaugural release of the Jazz For Wine Lovers series from Motéma. I think they may be on to something here!


Publicist: D. L. Media