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The 
GEORGE ADAMS
(1940-1992)
Home Page

Last updated 23 January 2001
This site is my posthumous tribute to a most brilliant jazz tenor saxophonist and flutist (and occasional vocalist!)

Contributions, corrections and any suggestions are welcome


DISCOGRAPHY
(click on the album title to see details of that particular session)

  Album Title Label/Catalogue No. Year of Recording
George Adams as leader:      
George Adams GEORGE ADAMS Horo HLL 101-22 (LP) 1975
George Adams SUITE FOR SWINGERS Horo 03 (LP) 1976
George Adams/Heinz Sauer/Archie Shepp TENOR SAXES Circle RK7884/33 1978
George Adams Quintet PARADISE SPACE SHUTTLE Timeless CD SJP127 1979
George Adams SOUND SUGGESTIONS ECM 1141 (LP)(CD) 1979
George Adams/Danny Richmond HAND TO HAND Soul Note 121007 (CD) 1980
George Adams/Don Pullen MELODIC EXCURSIONS Timeless CD SJP 166 (CD) 1982
George Adams/Danny Richmond GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT Soul Note 121057 (LP) 1983
George Adams/Hannibal Peterson MORE SIGHTINGS Enja 4084 (CD) 1984
George Adams/James "Blood" Ulmer Quartet JAZZBUEHNE BERLIN '85 Repertoire RR 4912-WZ (CD) 1985
Phalanx GOT SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOU Moers Music 2046 1985
George Adams NIGHTINGALE Blue Note 91984 (CD) 1988
George Adams AMERICA Blue Note 93896 (CD) 1989
George Adams OLD FEELING Somethin' Else TOCJ-5537 (CD) 1991
with Adams-Pullen Quartet      
George Adams/Don Pullen ALL THAT FUNK Palcoscenico PAL 15002 (Italy, LP) 1979
George Adams/Don Pullen MORE FUNK Palcoscenico PAL 15003 (Italy LP) 1979
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet DON'T LOSE CONTROL Soul Note 1004 (CD) 1979
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet EARTH BEAMS Timeless CD SJP 147 (CD) 1980
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet LIFELINE Timeless CD SJP 154 (CD) 1981
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet CITY GATES Timeless CD SJP 181 (CD) 1983
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD Soul Note 1094 (CD) 1983
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD VOL.2 Soul Note 1144 (CD) 1983
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet DECISIONS Timeless CD SJP 205 (CD) 1984
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet LIVE AT MONTMARTRE Timeless CD SJP 219 (CD) 1985
Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet BREAKTHROUGH Blue Note 46314 (CD) 1986
Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet SONG EVERLASTING Blue Note 46907 (CD) 1987
with Don Pullen      
Don Pullen DON PULLEN Horo HLL 101-21 (LP) 1975
Don Pullen TOMORROW'S PROMISES Atlantic SD 1699 (LP) 1977
with Charles Mingus:      
Charles Mingus MINGUS MOVES Atlantic 1653 (LP) 
Rhino/Atlantic Jazz 71454-2 (CD)
1973
Charles Mingus MINGUS AT CARNEGIE HALL Atlantic SD-1667 (LP) 
Rhino R2 72285 (CD) 
1974
Charles Mingus CHANGES ONE Atlantic 1677 (LP) 
Rhino 71403-2 (CD)
1974
Charles Mingus CHANGES TWO Atlantic SD 1678 (LP) 
Rhino 8122-71404-2 (CD) 
1974
Charles Mingus STORMY & FUNKY BLUES Moon Records MCD064-2 (CD) 
(unauthorized) 
1972/1974
Charles Mingus MINGUS IN ÅHUS 1975 Jazz på Rällen 9 (CD) 1975
Charles Mingus KEYSTONE KORNER Jazz Door 1219 (CD) 1976
Charles Mingus CUMBIA & JAZZ FUSION Atlantic 8801 (LP - May 1978) 1976/1977
with Gil Evans      
Gil Evans GIL EVANS PLAYS THE MUSIC OF JIMI HENDRIX Bluebird ND 88409 (CD) 1975
Gil Evans THERE COMES A TIME RCA APL1-1057 (LP) 
RCA Bluebird (CD) 
1975
Gil Evans PRIESTESS Antilles 826770-2 (CD) 1977
Gil Evans GIL EVANS LIVE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL  HALL RCA PL 25209 (LP) 1978
Gil Evans THE REST OF GIL EVANS LIVE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL LONDON 1978 Mole 3 (LP) 1978
Gil Evans LIVE AT SWEET BASIL Electric Bird K 23P 6355-6 (2CDs) 1984
Gil Evans LIVE AT SWEET BASIL VOL. 2    
with others:      
Roy Haynes EQUIPOISE Mainstream Records MDCD 715 (CD) 1970?
Roy Haynes SENYAH Mainstream MRL 351 (LP) 1971?
Cecil McBee MUTIMA Strata East 1974
Dannie Richmond DANNIE RICHMOND Horo HLL 101-25 (LP) 1975
Hannibal Marvin Peterson HANNIBAL IN BERLIN MPS 68.152 (LP) 1976
Hannibal Marvin Peterson HANNIBAL IN ANTIBES Enja 3011 (LP) 1977
James Blood Ulmer REVEALING In+Out 7007 1977
Heiner Stadler A TRIBUTE TO MONK AND BIRD Tomato 2696304 (2CD) 1978
McCoy Tyner THE GREETING Milestone/Fantasy M-9085 1978
Hannibal Marvin Peterson THE ANGELS OF ATLANTA Enja 3085 (LP; CD) 1981
Orange Then Blue WHERE WERE YOU GM Recordings 3012 1987
McCoy Tyner THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE Blue Note 93598 1990

SESSIONOGRAPHY (click here to go to the complete listing)
I have had the fortune to see and meet George in 1991 during a holiday to the USA when he played with Mingus Dynasty at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase in Chicago.  We chatted about my love of the George Adams - Don Pullen Quartet and he became quite teary discussing the death of his great friend and drummer in that band, Danny Richmond.  Little was I to know that several years later when Don Pullen played in the my home town of Brisbane with Jane Bunnett that we would be discussing both George and Danny's deaths.  I was not aware then that Don too had a terminal illness and he has also passed on. George has left a great legacy of recorded music although everyone seems to say it, I truly believe it deserves wider recognition.
Links to related artists/sites:

Charles Mingus by Esa Onttonen

Don Pullen Discography at WNUR's site

"Hannibal" Marvin Peterson Discography by Robert Stubenrauch

James "Blood" Ulmer Discography also by Robert Stubenrauch or check out Robert's Jazz Corner

Frank Schindelbeck's Jazzphotography

Black Saint/Soul Note Records


Thanks for input received from Akim, Gordon Blewis, Dennis Whitling, François Ziegler, George Schuller and via the rec.music.bluenote newsgroup from Robert Stubenrauch. Other information for this site was extracted from the liner notes of the various albums and also from the above sites
You might also like to check out my home page for other links:

Marcel Safier's Jazz Home Page

Or you can go straight to some of my other pages:

David Murray Discography/Sessionography

Von Freeman Discography/Sessionography

Andrew Hill Discography/Sessionography


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