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GEORGE ADAMS Sessionography
© Frank Schindelbeck © Frank Schindelbeck

Last updated 23 January 2001
1970 
Roy Haynes

EQUIPOISE
Mainstream Records MDCD 715 (CD - 1991)
George Adams (ts, fl - not on 7), "Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp - not on 7), Carl Schroeder (p), Mervin Bronson (Fender b), Terud Nakamura (b), Elwood Johnson (bongo, tambourine), Lawrence Killian (congas), Roy Haynes (d, timpani)

1. Equipoise (S.Cowell) (4:22)
2. I'm So High (Haynes) (4:11)
3. Tangiers (Haynes) (5:59)
4. Nothing Ever Changes For You My Love (M.Fisher/J.Segal) (6:14)
5. Satan's Mysterious Feeling (Adams) (6:37)
6. Medley: ( 9:27)
    You Name It (Adams)
    Lift Every Voice And Sing (J.Johnson/J.Weldon)
7. Roy's Tune (Haynes) ( 5:08)

Notes: Tracks 1-6 originally appeared as the LP "The ROY HAYNES Hip Ensemble", Mainstream MRL 313, rec. (1970/71). Track 7 is without Hannibal and Adams and probably from a 1974 session. There is also a "Various artists" LP entitled BOOTY (Mainstream MRL 413; 1974) with the same personel which possibly contains one or more further tracks from these sessions. 


1971 
Roy Haynes

SENYAH
Mainstream MRL 351 (LP)
Recording details unknown
George Adams (ts, fl), "Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp), Roland Prince (g), Carl Schroeder (p), Don Pate (b), Lawrence Killian (congas), Roy Haynes (d, timpani)

1. Sillie Willie (George Adams) (7:48)
2. Little Titan (Hannibal Peterson) (7:22)
3. Senyah (Joe Bonner) (5:30)
4. Full Moon (George Adams) (6:14)
5. Brujeria Can Salsa (Roy Haynes) (4:01)


1973 
Charles Mingus

MINGUS MOVES
Atlantic 1653 (LP - April 8, 1974)
Rhino/Atlantic Jazz 71454-2 (CD)
Recorded October 29-31, 1973, Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
George Adams (ts, fl), Ronald Hampton (tp, tamb), Don Pullen (p, org), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d), Honey Gordon (voc 3), Doug Hammond (voc 3)

1. Canon (Charles Mingus) (5:28)
2. Opus 4 (Charles Mingus) (6:39)
3. Moves (Doug Hammond) (3:43)
4. Wee (Sy Johnson) (8:57)
5. Flowers For A Lady (George Adams) (6:44)
6. Newcomer (Don Pullen) (7:13)
7. Opus 3 (Charles Mingus) (10:26)
8. Big Alice (Don Pullen) (5:44)
9. The Call (composer unknown) (7:15)

Note: tracks 8 & 9 appear for the first time on the CD


1974
Charles Mingus

MINGUS AT CARNEGIE HALL
Atlantic SD-1667 (LP - January 1975)
Rhino R2 72285 (CD - rel. March 26, 1996)
Recorded January 19, 1974, Carnegie Hall, New York City
George Adams (ts), Roland Kirk (ts, strich), Charles McPherson (as), John Handy (as, ts), Hamiet Bluiett (bs), Jon Faddis (tp), Don Pullen (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. C Jam Blues (Duke Ellington) (24:32)
2. Perdido (Juan Tizol) (21:53)

Notes: Priestley lists the following unissued tracks: 'Peggy's Blue Skylight', 'Celia', 'Fables Of Faubus', 'Big Alice' and 'C Jam Blues Ending'.


Charles Mingus
CHANGES ONE
Atlantic 1677 (LP - 1975)
Rhino 71403-2 (CD)
Recorded December 27, 28 and 30, 1974, New York City

George Adams (ts, voc 3), Jack Walrath (tp), Marcus Belgrave (tp 3), Don Pullen (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1.Remember Rockefeller At Attica (Charles Mingus) (5:56)
2.Sue's Changes (Charles Mingus) (17:04)
3.Devil Blues (Charles Mingus) (9:24)
4.Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love - instru (Charles Mingus) (12:04)


Charles Mingus
CHANGES TWO
Atlantic SD 1678 (LP - 1975)
Rhino 8122-71404-2 (CD)
Recorded December 27, 28 and 30, 1974, New York City
George Adams (ts), Jackie Paris (voc 4), Jack Walrath (tp), Marcus Belgrave (tp 4), Don Pullen (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d), Sy Johnson (arr 4)

1.Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi U.S.A.(Charles Mingus) (6:52)
2.Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue (Charles Mingus) (17:31)
3.Black Bats And Poles (Jack Walrath) (6:20)
4.Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love (Charles Mingus) (4:13)
5.For Harry Carney (Sy Johnson) (7:57)


Charles Mingus
STORM & FUNKY BLUES
Moon Records MCD064-2 (CD)
(unauthorized)
Recorded 1: August 1972, Stuttgart, Germany; 2-4: July 28, 1974, Todi, Umbria Jazz Festival, Italy; 5: 1977, Milano, Italy
1: Jon Faddis (tp), Charles McPherson (as), John Foster (voc, p), Charles Mingus (b), Roy Brooks (d, musical saw)
2-4: George Adams (voc, ts), Hamiet Bluiett (bs), Don Pullen (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d)
5: Jack Walrath (tp), Ricky Ford (ts), Bob Neloms (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Blues Medley (Charles Mingus) (9:38)
    John's Blues aka Blues for Roy's Saw
    Noddin' Ya Head Blues
2. Flowers For A Lady [Angry Reeds] (George Adams) (9:09)
3. Stormy & Funky Blues (Charles Mingus, George Adams) (7:38)
4. Opus 3 [Squeezed Strings] (Charles Mingus) (15:44)
5. Cumbia & Jazz Fusion (Charles Mingus) (15:35)

Notes: The track listing on the CD liner notes is almost completely wrong and it is fixed here, except for Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson tune (?) 'John's Blues', which appears also as 'Blues for Some Bones' on "Live In Chateauvallon, 1972", and for 'Stormy & Funky Blues', which seems to be a blues jam with an improvised riff theme. There might be Bobby Jones playing tenor sax on 'Blues Medley', but that is still unverified. 


1974
Gil Evans

GIL EVANS PLAYS THE MUSIC OF JIMI HENDRIX
Bluebird ND 88409 (CD)
Rec. 1,2: 11.6.1974, 3-6: 12.6.1974, 7-10: 13.6.1974, 11: 14.4.1975
Gil Evans (kybds, arr), "Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp, voc, perc 11, koto 11), Lew Soloff (tp), Ernie Royal (tp 11, flh 11), Peter Gordon (frh), Pete Levin (frh, synth), John Clark (frh 11), Tom Malone (tb, btb, fl, synth, tu 11), Howard Johnson (bcl, el-b 1,2, tu, bs 11), David Sanborn (fl, ss, as), Billy Harper (fl, ts except 11), Trevor Koehler (as, ts), David Horowitz (el-p, synth), John Abercrombie (el-g except 11), Ryo Kawasaki (el-g), Keith Loving (g except 11), Don Pate (b except 11), Paul Metzke (synth 11, el-b 11), Michael Moore (b except 11), Bruce Ditmas (d), Warren Smith (vib, marimba, perc, chimes, mallet-instr), Sue Evans (d, perc, conga, tympani), George Adams (ts 11, fl 11)

1. Up From The Skies (take 2)
2. Up From The Skies (take 1)
3. Voodoo Chile
4. Gypsy Eyes
5. Crosstown Traffic
6. Little Miss Love
7. 1983 A Merman I shold Turn To Be
8. Angel
9. Castles Made Of Sand
10. Foxy Lady
11. Little Wing

Notes: Track 11 originally appeared on "There Comes A Time" 


1975 
Don Pullen

DON PULLEN
Horo HLL 101-21 (LP - 1975)
Recorded March 21, 1975 at Rome, Italy
George Adams (ts, fl, perc), Don Pullen (p), David Williams (b, perc), Dannie Richmond (d, voc)

1. Calypso in Roma
2. Sploogie Doo
3. Dee Arr
4. Traceys of Daniel


George Adams
GEORGE ADAMS
Horo HLL 101-22 (LP - 1975)
Recorded March 29, 1975 at Rome, Italy??
George Adams (ts, fl, perc, voc), Don Pullen (p), David Williams (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Cry From the Mountain
2. Song of Adam
3. Requiem For a Slumlord
4. Payday Blues


Dannie Richmond
DANNIE RICHMOND
Horo HLL 101-25 (LP - 1975)
Recorded 1975 in Rome, Italy

Don Pullen (p), George Adams (ts, fl), David Williams (b), Dannie Richmond (d) 


Gil Evans
THERE COMES A TIME
RCA APL1-1057 (LP)
RCA Bluebird (CD, 1987)
Rec. April to June 1975
Gil Evans (p, el-p, celeste), "Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp, koto 6, voc 2,4), George Adams (ts, fl), Herb Bushler (b), John Clark (frh), Howard Johnson (bs, bcl, tu), Ryo Kawasaki (g), Ernie Royal (tp, flh), Lew Soloff (tp, flh), Dave Sanborn (as, ss, fl), Tony Williams (d) and other unknown musicians

1. King Porter Stomp (J.R.Morton) ( 3:52)
2. There Comes a Time (T.Williams) (14:23)
3. Makes Her Move (G.Evans) ( 1:42)
4. Little Wing (Hendrix)
5. The Meaning of the Blues (20:01)
6. Aftermath 4th Movement - Children of the Fire (Hannibal)
7. Anita's Dance (G.Evans) ( 2:55)

Notes: Remarks: tracks are listed as on the LP release, but timings are from the CD reissue! The CD reissue is substantially different from the original LP release: tracks 4 and 6 have been omitted completely, short parts of 2 have been deleted and 3 previously unreleased tracks have been added. Track 5 has been expanded from the original 6 minutes to 20. 


Charles Mingus Quintet
MINGUS IN ÅHUS 1975
Jazz på Rällen 9 (CD - 1997)
(uncommercial)
Recorded July 19, 1975, Åhus Jazz Festival, Piratenteatern
George Adams (ts, voc 2), Jack Walrath (tp), Don Pullen (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Intro by Inge Dahl (Charles Mingus) (3:21)
2. The Devil Blues (Charles Mingus) (19:12)
3. Sue's Changes (Charles Mingus) (34:35)

Notes: this is a  commercially unissued mono radio broadcast from Sveriges Radio P3 to air on November 9, 1975


1976 
George Adams

SUITE FOR SWINGERS
Horo 03 (LP)
Recorded July 28, 1976 at Rome, Italy??
George Adams (ts), Don Pullen, (p), Dave Friessen (b), Danny Richmond (d), Alfonso Viera (perc)

1. Suite for Swingers
2. Blues by the River
3. Melodic Rhapsody


Charles Mingus
KEYSTONE KORNER
Jazz Door 1219 (CD)
Recorded May 1976, Keystone Korner, San Francisco (April 1976 according to the CD)
(unauthorized?)
George Adams (ts, fl), Jack Walrath (tp), Dannie Mixon (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Remember Rockefeller At Attica (Charles Mingus) (10:15)
2. Devil's Blues (Charles Mingus) (17:02)
3. Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love (Charles Mingus) (13:37)
4. For Harry Carney (Sy Johnson) (16:51)


Charles Mingus
CUMBIA & JAZZ FUSION
Atlantic 8801 (LP - May 1978)
Rhino R2 71785 (CD - 1994)
Recorded 1: March 10, 1977, New York City; 2: March 31 and April 1, 1976, Rome, Italy; 3, 4: May 1, 1977, New York City
1: ('Cumbia & Jazz Fusion'): Charles Mingus (b, voc , Latin perc), Jack Walrath (tp, Latin perc), Jimmy Knepper (tb, b tr), Mauricio Smith (fl, piccolo, ss, as), Paul Jeffrey (oboe, ts), Ricky Ford - tenor sax, Latin percussion, Gary Anderson (bcl, contra bcl), Gene Scholtes (bassoon), Bob Neloms (p), Dannie Richmond (d), Candido Camero (congas), Daniel Gonzales (congas), Ray Mantilla (congas), Alfredo Ramirez (congas), Bradley Cunningham (Latin perc)
2: ('Music For "Todo Modo"'): Charles Mingus (b), Jack Walrath (tp), George Adams (ts, alto fl), Quarto Maltoni (as), Anastasio Del Bono (oboe, English horn), Roberto Laneri (bcl), Pasquale Sabatelli (bassoon), Dino Piana (tb), Danny Mixon (p, organ), Dannie Richmond (d)
3, 4:  ('Wedding March/Slow March') Charles Mingus (p)

1. Cumbia & Jazz Fusion (Charles Mingus) (27:58)
2. Music For "Todo Modo" (Charles Mingus) (22:18)
3. Wedding March/Slow Waltz (take 9) (Charles Mingus) (1:55) (trad.)
4. Wedding March/Slow Waltz (take 12) (Charles Mingus) (2:14) (trad.)

Notes: CD contains 3 & 4  which are previously unissued


Hannibal Marvin Peterson
HANNIBAL IN BERLIN
MPS 68.152 (LP - 1977)
Recorded November 3, 1976 live in Berlin
"Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp), George Adams (ts), Diedre Murray (cello), Steve Neil (b), Allen Nelson (d)

1. The 23rd Psalm (Hannibal) (7:02)
2. Willow Weep for Me (Ronell/White/Forest) (8:01)
3. Bessie's Blues (John Coltrane) (8:52)
4. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad. arr. Hannibal) (7:57)
5. My Favorite Things (Rodgers/Hammerstein/Coltrane) (11:16)


1977 
Charles Mingus

CUMBRIA & JAZZ FUSION
Atlantic 8801 (LP - May 1978)
Rhino R2 71785 (CD - 1994)
Recorded 1: March 10, 1977, New York City; 2: March 31 and April 1, 1976, Rome, Italy; 3, 4: May 1, 1977, New York City

(see entry under 1976)


Gil Evans
PRIESTESS
Antilles 826770-2 (CD)
Rec. May 13, 1977 live at the St.Georges Church
Gil Evans (p), "Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp), Ernie Royal (tp), Lew Solofft (p, piccolo-tp), David Sanborn (as), Arthur Blythe (as), George Adams (ts), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Robert Stewart (tu), John Clark (frh), Keith Loving (g), Pete Levin (synth, clavinet), Steve Neil (b), Sue Evans (d)

1. Priestess (19:42)
2. Short Visit (12:07)
3. Lunar Eclipse ( 4:19)
4. Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk (Mingus)  (4:40)


Don Pullen
TOMORROW'S PROMISES
Atlantic SD 1699 (LP - 1977)
Recorded 1977 at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
"Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp 3,4), Randy Brecker (tp 1), George Adams (ts, ss 3,4, bcl, fl), Sterling Magee (g 1,3,4), Roland Prince (g 1,3,4), Michal Urbaniak (v), Don Pullen (p, el p, clav 3,4), John Flippin (el b 1), Alex Blake (b 3,4,6), Bobby Battle (d 1-4,6, perc 1-4,6), Tyronne Walker (d 3,4, perc 3,4), Ray Mantilla (perc 1,2,3,4), Tyrone Walker (d 1,3,4), Rita DaCosta (voc 6)

1. Big Alice (10:46)
2. Autumn Song (George Adams) (5:11)
3. Poodie Pie (Don Pullen) (6:40)
4. Kadji (Don Pullen) (8:54)
5. Last Year's Lies and Tomorrows Promises (5:37)
6. Let's Be Friends (7:36)

Total: 44:44


Hannibal Peterson
HANNIBAL IN ANTIBES
Enja 3011 (LP)
Recorded in Antibes, July 20, 1977
"Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp), George Adams (fl, ts), Diedre Murray (cello), Steve Neil (b), Makaya Ntshoko (d)

1. Ro (Hannibal) (19:16)
2. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.) (20:25) 


James Blood Ulmer
REVEALING
IN+OUT 7007 (LP & CD, 1990)
Rec. 1977
James "Blood" Ulmer (g), George Adams (ts, bcl), Cecil McBee (B), Doug Hammond (d)

1. Revealing (Ulmer) ( 8:15)
2. Raw Groove (Ulmer) ( 8:49)
3. Overtime  (Ulmer) ( 9:01)
4. Love Nest (Ulmer) (10:05)


1978
Heiner Stadler

A TRIBUTE TO MONK AND BIRD
Tomato 2696304 (2 CD)
Recorded January 17,18,19 & 25, 1978 at CI Studios, NYC
Heiner Stadler (arr,cond.), Thad Jones (cornet, fl 2-3 & does not appear on 1-2), Cecil Bridgewater (tp 1-2) George Adams (ts, fl 2-3), George Lewis (tb), Stanley Cowell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Lenny White (d), Warren Smith (tympani on 2-2, 2-3)

CD 1:
1. Air Conditioning (Charlie Parker) 12:44
2. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (Thelonious Monk) 18:46
3. Au Privave (Charlie Parker) 6:05
CD 2:
1. Straight No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) 21:06
2. Misterioso (Thelonious Monk) 13:58
3. Perhaps (Charlie Parker) 5:51


Gil Evans
GIL EVANS LIVE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL  HALL
RCA PL 25209 (LP)
Recorded February 25, 1978 live at the Royal Festival Hall, London
Gil Evans (p, el-p), "Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp, bell chimes), George Adams (ts, ss, bcl, alto-fl), Arthur Blythe (as, ss), Herb Bushler (el-b), John Clark (frh, el-g), Sue Evans (d, timpani, perc), Masabumi Kikuchi (kybd), Pete Levin (clavinet, mini Moog), Ernie Royal (tp, flh), Dave Sanborn (as, ss, sopranino sax, fl), Lew Soloff (tp, piccolo tp), Bob Stewart (tu, flh)

1. Angel (Hendrix)
2. Parabola (A.Shorter)
3. Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk (Mingus)
4. Stone Free (Hendrix)
5. Fugue From Concorde (J.Lewis)


Gil Evans
THE REST OF GIL EVANS LIVE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL LONDON 1978
Mole 3 (LP - 1981)
Recorded February 25, 1978 live at the Royal Festival Hall, London
Gil Evans (p, el-p), "Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp, bell chimes), George Adams (ts, ss, bcl, alto-fl), Arthur Blythe (as, ss), Herb Bushler (el-b), John Clark (frh, el-g), Sue Evans (d, timpani, perc), Masabumi Kikuchi (kybd), Pete Levin (clavinet, mini Moog), Ernie Royal (tp, flh), Dave Sanborn (as, ss, sopranino sax, fl), Lew Soloff (tp, piccolo tp), Bob Stewart (tu, flh)

1. Rhythm-a-Ning (Thelonious Monk) (11:49)
2. Up From The Skies (Jimi Hendrix) (7:38)
3. Variation On The Misery (Gil Evans) (11:28)
4. Voodoo Chile (Jimi Hendrix) (11:06) 


McCoy Tyner
THE GREETING
Milestone/Fantasy M-9085 (LP - 1978)
Recorded March 17-18, 1978 during performances at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

McCoy Tyner (p, solo piano 4), George Adams (fl, ss, ts - on 2,3,5; fl solo 1), Joe Ford (fl 1,2,3,5; as 2,3,5), Charles Fambrough (b), Sonship (Woody Theus) (d, orch bells), Guilherme Franco (perc, congas)

1. Hand in Hand (Tyner) (6:14)
2. Fly with the Wind (Tyner) (14:51)
3. Pictures (Tyner) (7:54)
4. Naima (4:42) (John Coltrane)
5. The Greeting (Tyner) (8:54)


1979 
George Adams/Don Pullen

DON'T LOSE CONTROL
Soul Note 121004 (LP - 1979)
Recorded  November 2-3, 1979 in Milano, Italy
George Adams (ts, fl, voc), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (ac b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Autumn Song (8:57)
2. Don't Lose Control (5:33)
3. Remember? (5:00)
4. Double Arc Jake (15:47)
5. Places & Faces (3:30)


George Adams/Don Pullen
ALL THAT FUNK
Palcoscenico PAL 15002 (Italy, LP - 1980)
Recorded at November 2, 1979 live at CIAK, Milano, Italy
George Adams (ts), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Dee Arr (Pullen) (7:15)
2. Alfie (Bacharach) (6:35)
3. Intentions (Adams) (7:15)
4. Big Alice (Pullen) (22:25) 


George Adams/Don Pullen
MORE FUNK
Palcoscenico PAL 15003 (Italy LP - 1980)
Recorded at November 3, 1979 live at CIAK, Milano, Italy
George Adams (ts), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Metamorphosis For Charles Mingus (Adams/Pullen/Richmond) (15:12)
2. So Nice (Adams/Pullen) (10:40)
3. God Bless The Child (15:30)
4. Devil Blues (Mingus/Adams/Gatemouth Brown (10:15)


George Adams Quartet
PARADISE SPACE SHUTTLE
Timeless CD SJP 127 (CD - 1989)
Recorded December 21, 1979 at Sound Ideas Studio, NYC
George Adams (ts), Ron Burton (p), Don Pate (b), Al Foster (d), Azzedin Weston (perc)

1. Intentions (4:45)
2. Send In The Clowns (4:26)
3. Metamorphosis for Mingus (6:53)
4. Paradise Space Shuttle (4:10)
5. City of Peace (6:46)
6. Funk-a-roonie-peacock (14:00) 


George Adams
SOUND SUGGESTIONS
ECM 1141 (LP - 1979)(CD)
George Adams (ts), Kenny Wheeler (flhn), Richard Beirach (p), Dave Holland (b), Jack DeJohnette (d)

1. Baba
2. Imani's Dance
3. Stay Informed
4. Got Somethin' Good For You
5. A Spire


1980 
George Adams/Dannie Richmond

HAND TO HAND
Soul Note 121007 (LP - 1980)
George Adams (ts), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. The Cloocker
2. Yamani's Passion
3. For Dee J.
4. Joobubie 


George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet
EARTH BEAMS
Timeless 127 (CD - 1981)
Recorded August 3-5, 1980 at Loenen Aan de Vecht, Holland
George Adams (ts, fl, voc), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Earth Beams (7:54)
2. Magnetic Love Field (4:33)
3. Dionysus (7:35)
4. Saturday Nite in the Cosmos (6:35)
5. More Flowers (5:34)
6. Sophisticated Alice (7:22)


1981
Hannibal Peterson

THE ANGELS OF ATLANTA
Enja 3085 (LP - 1981; CD - 1994)
Recorded February 15 & 19, 1981
"Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp), George Adams (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Diedre Murray (cello), Cecil McBee (b), Dannie Richmond (d), Pat Peterson (voc)
The Harlem Boys Choir, directed by Walter Turnbull

1. The Angels Of Atlanta  (Hannibal) (12:34)
2. The Story Teller (Hannibal) (8:50)
3. The Inner Voice (P.Peterson) (6:35)
4. Mother's Land (Hannibal) (5:04)
5. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (trad.) (10:17) 


George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet
LIFELINE
Timeless SJP 154 (CD - 1990)
Recorded April 5 & 6, 1981 at Fendal Sound Recoding Studio, Loenen Aan de Vecht, Holland
George Adams (ts, fl, voc), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. The Great Escape, or Run John Henry Run (Don Pullen) (4:36)
2. Seriously Speaking (George Adams) (7:59)
3. Soft Seas (Dannie Richmond) (7:15)
4. Nature's Children (George Adams) (9:42)
5. Protection (George Adams) (1:35)
6. Newcomer; Seven Years Later (Don Pullen) (9:30)


1982 
George Adams & Don Pullen

MELODIC EXCURSIONS
Timeless SJP 166 (CD - 1989)
Recorded June 6 & 9 , 1982 at Soundtek Studios, NYC
George Adams (ts), Don Pullen (p)

1. The Calling (Don Pullen) (6:36)
2. God Has Smiled on Me (trad.) (3:23)
3. Kahji (Don Pullen) (6:00)
4. Playground Uptown and Downtown (George Adams) (4:50)
5. Decisions (Don Pullen) (6:50)
6. Reflexions Inward (George Adams) (4:24)
7. Resolutions of Conflicts (George Adams) (6:32)


1983
George Adams/Dannie Richmond

GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT
 Soul Note 121057 (LP - 1983)
George Adams (ts), Dannie Richmond (d).

1. More Sightings
2. Don't Take Your Love From Me
3. Symphony For Five
4. Prayer For A Jitterbug
5. Dream Of The Rising Sun
6. Rip-Off 


George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet
CITY GATES
Timeless 181 (CD - 1984)
Recorded March 27-28, 1983 at Munster, Holland
George Adams (ts, fl), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Mingus Metamorphosis (13:20)
2. Samba for Now (8:31)
3. Thank You Very Much Mr. Monk (7:57)
4. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (5:18)
5. City Gates (7:56) 


George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet
LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
Soul Note 1094 (LP - 1985)
Recorded on August 19, 1983 live at the Village Vanguard, New York
George Adams (ts), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (ac b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. The Necessary Blues (Don Pullen) (13:15)
2. Solitude (Duke Ellington, E. De Lange, I. Mills) (15:00)
3. Intentions (George Adams) (13:00)
4. Diane (Chalres Mingus) (14:30)


George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet
LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD - VOL. 2
Soul Note 121144 (CD - 1986)
Recorded on August 19, 1983 live at the Village Vanguard, New York
George Adams (ts), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (ac b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Saturday Night in the Cosmos (Don Pullen) (11:24)
2. City Gates (George Adams) (17:37)
3. The Great Escape (Don Pullen) (11:15)
4. Big Alice (Don Pullen) (17:50)


1984
Gil Evans

LIVE AT SWEET BASIL
King Records (Japan)
Electric Bird K 23P 6355-6 (2CDs)
Recorded February 2-3, 1984 at Munster, Holland
George Adams (ts, voc), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Voodoo Chile (Hendrix)
2. Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk (Mingus)
3. Prince Of Darkness
4. Blues in C
5. John's Memory
    Cheryl
    Bird Feathers
    Relaxin' At The Camarillo
6. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Mingus)
7. Up From The Skies (Hendrix)

Note: The original Japanese release (King) has the following extra cut London (18:34)


George Adams
DECISIONS
Timeless SJP 205 (CD - 1984)
Recorded February 2-3, 1984 at Munster, Holland
George Adams (ts, voc), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Trees and Grass and Thangs (9:00)
2. His Eye Is on the Sparrow (4:23)
3. Message Urgent (8:12)
4. Decisions (7:06)
5. Triple Over Time (8:14)
6. I Could Really For You (7:02) 


Gil Evans
LIVE AT SWEET BASIL VOL. 2
King Records (Japan)
Gramavision 18-8708 (2LPs, 2CDs)
Electric Bird K 19P 6421/2 (2CDs)
Rec. August 20 & 27, 1984
Gil Evans and The Monday Night Orchestra: Gil Evans (p, el-p), George Adams (ts), Chris Hunter (as), Howard Johnson (bcl, bs, tu), "Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp), Lew Soloff (tp), Shunzo Ohno (tp), Miles Evans (tp), Tom Malone (tb), Hiram Bullock (g), Pete Levin (synth), Mark Egan (b), Adam Nussbaum (d), Mino Cinelu (perc)

1. Jelly Roll (Evans) (11:15)
2. Friday The 13th (Monk) (13:44)
3. Gone (Evans) (16:00)
4. Prelude To Stone Free (Evans) (8:42)
5. Stone Free (J.Hendrix) (14:00)
6. Snowflake Bop (Anita Evans) (16:58)


George Adams/Hannibal Peterson
MORE SIGHTINGS
Enja 4084 (CD - 1994)
Recorded September 9, 1984, live at the Club Bazillus, Zurich
George Adams (ts, voc 6), Hannibal Peterson (tp), John Scofield (g), Ron Burton (p), Walter Schmocker (b), Allen Nelson (d)

1. More Sightings (George Adams) (5:00)
2. Don't Take Your Love From Me (Henry Nemo) (6:47)
3. Soul Brothers (Hannibal Peterson) (7:33)
4. Do We Know Where We Are Going? (John Scofield) (5:07)
5. Melanie (Hannibal Peterson) (8:57)
6. I Could Really Go For You (George Adams) ( 6:48)


1985 
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet

LIVE AT MONTMARTRE
Timeless 219 (CD - 1985)
Recorded: 4-5 April 1985 at Jazzhus, Montmartre
George Adams (ts), Don Pullen (p), John Scofield (g), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1.  I.J. (8:03)
2.  Flame Games (11:28)
3.  Well, I Guess We'll Never Know (8:23)
4.  Forever Lovers (10:50)
5.  Song Everlasting (11:23) 


George Adams/James "Blood" Ulmer Quartet
JAABUEHNE BERLIN '85
Repertoire RR 4912-WZ (CD, 1990)
Rec. live at the Friedrichstadtpalast East-Berlin for the
national broadcasting station of the German Democratic Republic, East Berlin June 23, 1985
James "Blood" Ulmer (g, voc), George Adams (ts, voc), Amin Ali (b), Calvin Weston (d)

1. Timeless (Ulmer) (8:24)
2. Black Rock (Ulmer) (6:34)
3. House People (Ulmer) (6:08)
4. Recess (Ulmer) (8:37)
5. Love has Two Faces (Ulmer) (9:06)
6. Nature's Children (Adams) (12:03)
7. (Are You Glad To Be In) America (Ulmer) (6:56)
8. Where Did All the Girls Come From? (Ulmer) (7:19)

Notes: track (6) is a solo by Adams (sax & poetry)


James Blood Ulmer - George Adams - Phalanx
GOT SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOU
Moers Music 02046 (LP - 1986; CD)
Rec. Sept 1985
James "Blood" Ulmer (g, voc), George Adams (ts, voc), Amin Al (el b), Calvin Weston (d)

1. Upside Down (Ulmer) (3:27)
2. Funky Lover (Ulmer) (6:51)
3. Past Time (Ulmer) (5:18)
4. A Night Out (Adams) (5:29)
5. Rough Traders (Ulmer/Adams) (7:00)
6. Love And Two Faces (Ulmer) (6:12)
7. House People (Ulmer) (4:59)


1986
Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet

BREAKTHROUGH
Blue Note 46314 2 (CD - 1986)
Recorded April 30, 1986 at RCA Studio A, NYC
Don Pullen (p), George Adams (ts), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Mr. Smoothie
2. Just Foolin' Around
3. Song From the Old Country
4. We've Been Here All the Time
5. A Time for Sobriety
6. The Necessary Blues (Or Thank You Very Much Mr. Monk)


1987 
Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet

SONG EVERLASTING
Blue Note 46907 (LP - 1987;CD - 1987)
Recorded April 21, 1987 at New York City
Don Pullen (p), George Adams (ts, fl), Cameron Brown (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

1. Sun Watchers (George Adams) (5:43)
2. Serenade For Sariah (George Adams) (7:35)
3. 1529 Gunn Street (Don Pullen) (6:14)
4. Warm Up (Don Pullen) (9:50)
5. Sing Me a Song Everlasting (Don Pullen) (10:30)
6. Another Reason to Celebrate (Don Pullen) (8:44)

Notes: track 6 is on the CD only


Orange The Blue
WHERE WERE YOU?
GM Recordings 3012
Recorded on (#2, 4, 6) 3 May 1987 at Villa Victoria Cultural Center in Boston, Massachusetts, (#3, 5, 7) 31 October 1987 at Ryles in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and (#1) 20 March 1988 at the Fitzgerald Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
George Adams (ts), Matt Darriau (as, cl, ss, slide whistle, pop guns), George Garzone (ts), Dave Finucane (ts, ss, bs, cl, bcl), Adam Kolker (ss, ts, fl, cl), Roy Okutani (tp), Andy Gravish (tp), Greg Hopkins (tp), Ken Cervenka (tp), Matt Simon (tp), Rick Stepton (tb), Curtis Hasselbring (tb), Peter Cirelli (btb, euphonium), Howard Johnson (yuba), Bevan Manson (kybds), Bruce Barth (p), Dave Clark (b), George Schuller (d), Russ Gold (perc)

1. New York Flash Pants (Garzone) (8:25)
2. Orange Was the Color of Her Dress Then Blue Silk (Mingus) (6:37)
3. Uíníl (Davis) (13:20)
4. Song with Orange (Mingus) (12:12)
5. The Owl from Cranston (Motian) (6:56)
6. Ba-Lue-Bolivar-Ba-Lues-Are (Monk) (9:25)
7. Friday the Thirteenth (scary version) (Monk) (12:48)




1988 
George Adams

NIGHTINGALE
Blue Note 91984 (CD - 1989)
Rec. August 19 & 20, 1988 at A&R Recording, NYC
George Adams (ts, fl 4, ss 8), Hugh lawson (p), Sirone (b), Victor Lewis (d)

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) (7:18)
2. What A Wonderful World (G. D. Weiss, G. Douglas) (5:27)
3. Cry me A River (A. Hamilton) (4:35)
4. A Nightingale Sings In Berkeley Square (M. Sherwin, E. Maschwitz) ((:58)
5. Moon River (H. Mancini, J. H. Mercer) (5:57)
6. Precious Lord, Take My Hand (T. A. Dorsey) (3:42)
7. Ol' Man River (J. Kern, O. Hammerstein II) (7:42)
8. Going Home (A/ Dvorak, arr. George Adams) (5:04) 


1989

George Adams
AMERICA
Blue Note 93896 (CD)

Recorded May 24 ,25, June 29, July 9,10,18, 1989 at A&R NYC
George Adams (ts,fl 4,voc 3,5,9), Hugh Lawson (p), Cecil McBee (b), Mark Johnson (d)

1. America the Beautiful (Bates-Ward) 3:59
2. Tennessee Waltz (Stewart-King) 6:48
3. Motivation (George Adams) 4:34
4. Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (Foster) 5:33
5. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Andy Razaf-Don Redman) 7:18
6. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Norworth-Von Tilzer) 2:41
7. You Are My Sunshine (Davis-Mitchell) 5:05
8. Georgia on My Mind (Gorrell-Carmichael) 8:14
9. Have You Thanked America? (George Adams) 6:49
10. The Star Spangled Banner (Key) 1:40


McCoy Tyner
THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
Blue Note 93598 (CD - 1990)

Recorded Nov 2, 1989
George Adams (ts), John Scofield (g), McCoy Tyner (p)

1. Greeting (Tyner) 2:26
2. Naima (Coltrane) 3:42
3. I Mean You (Monk) 4:57
4. Here's That Rainy Day (Burke/VanHeusen) 6:02
5. Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Ellington/Persons) 3:52
6. Joy Spring (Brown) 4:21
7. Lush Life (Ellington/Strayhorn) 5:34
8. Song for My Lady (Tyner) 6:28
9. Sweet and Lovely (Arnheim/LeMare/Tobias) 3:56
10. What's New? (Burke/Haggart) 3:53
11. Search for Peace (Tyner) 6:09
12. Blues on the Corner (Tyner) 6:25
13. My One and Only Love (Mellin/Wood) 8:00


1991 
George Adams

OLD FEELING
Somethin' Else TOCJ-5537 (CD - 1991, Japan)
Recorded March 11 & 12, 1991 in NYC
George Adams (ts, voc 1), "Hannibal" M. Peterson (tp), Jean Paul Bourelly (g), Ray Gallon (p 3), Santi DeBriano (b), Lewis Nash (d)

1. That Old Feeling  (L.Brown/S.Fain) (7:15)
2. The Wanderer (Jean Paul Bourelly) (8:47)
3. As Time Goes By (H.Hupfeld) (8:00)
4. Melody For Monet (George Adams) (6:13)
5. Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel) (6:32)
6. The Cry (Hannibal Peterson) (7:49)


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