(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 was young and in that city he began his musical efforts. That said his family's later move…
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