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(1) Pepper Adams (Born Pepper Park Adams III on October 8, 1930 in Highland Park, Michigan - Died on September 10, 1986 in Brooklyn, New York) was one of hard bop's most significant baritone saxophonists. His dark, hearty tone on the horn and driving rhythmic sense provided the antithesis to the lighter, floating (and consequently more popular) styles of Gerry Mulligan.

His family moved to Rochester, New York when he…

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  • Are you kidding me? There's one shout for this guy-he rocks! Well, if we're being accurate on the tense here, this guy rocked. But still.
  • An under-recorded genius, who definitely belongs in the baritone sax pantheon along with [artist]Harry Carney[/artist] and [artist]Serge Chaloff[/artist]. With the sharp lines he cut, you can understand his nickname, The Knife.

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