GEORGE ADAMS
FINEST

Dopeness Galore
NLLP 2015 (late 70s early 80s)
AVANT-GARDE POSTBOP SPIRITUAL JAZZ

SKU: DG 2 007 Category: Tag:

A compilation of the finest by the late saxophone player George Adams. Get introduced into the world of avant-garde and postbop jazz.

Following the releases of Pharoah Sanders and Chet Baker, Dopeness Galore recovered recordings from George Adams. All tracks were originally released on Timeless Records in the 1970s and 1980s. They showcase the love for contrast prominent in the Adams/Pullen quartet and synergy and energy between the members that just can’t beat.

The songs clearly demonstrate Adams’ dramatic way of playing the saxophone. Skilfully gliding along with his instrument, blowing out from the lowest to the highest tune in one breath. On the grand piano, Don Pullen now and then makes use of the highest octaves in a haunting way, almost like he’s using his knuckles instead of his fingertips. The drive drummer Dannie Richmond brings to the plate result in tight rhythmic sessions. All the while bassist Cameron Brown wields his way through the songs, easily picking along in high gear.

Take note of the care taken of the album sleeve for the release. The artwork was done by Belgian artist Alex Deforce and the in-depth liner-notes were written by Dutch flautist Han Litz.

A deeply focused, spiritual journey guided by the late George Adams

A1 Intentions (Conclusion)
A2 Earth Beams
A3 Nature’s Children
B1 City Gates
B2 Decisions
B3 Send In The Clowns