Sound Suggestions

 
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George Adams
Sound Suggestions

[ ECM Touchstones / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 18 January 2019

George Adams made only one ECM recording, but it's a beauty, placing his powerful tenor sax at the front of a talent-packed group, with Adams, Kenny Wheeler and Heinz Sauer all contributing compositions to the programme. "The spirit of Mingus hovers watchfully nearby; Adams is an original, though. His solos roil beneath the restraints of bebop structure, then sail wildly through the roof with a committed passion," wrote Chicago Magazine. The tenor exchanges between Adams and Heinz Sauer are exciting, and George also delivers a very spirited vocal on "Got Something Good For You." Recorded 1979.

George Adams: tenor saxophone, vocal
Heinz Sauer: tenor saxophone
Kenny Wheeler: trumpet, flugelhorn
Richie Beirach: piano
Dave Holland: double bass
Jack DeJohnette: drums

Tracks:

Baba
Imani's Dance
Stay Informed
Got Somethin' Good For You
A Spire