George Rufus Adams (April 29, 1940 Covington, Georgia – November 14, 1992 New York City) was an American jazz musician who played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. He is best known for his work with Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Roy Haynes and in the quartet he co-led with pianist Don Pullen, featuring bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Dannie Richmond. He was also known for his idiosyncratic singing.
George Rufus Adams (April 29, 1940 Covington, Georgia – November 14, 1992 New York City, New York) was an American jazz musician who played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet.
Nightingale (George Adams album) Nightingale. Studio album by George Adams. August 19 & 20, 1988 Track listing. Bridge over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon) – 7:18. What a Wonderful World" (George Douglas, George David Weiss) – 5:27. Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) – 4:35. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (Manning Sherwin, Eric Maschwitz) – 9:58. Moon River" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 5:57.
That Old Feeling - George Adams. Better Git Hit In Yo' Soul - George Adams. What a Wonderful World - George Adams. Moon River - George Adams. Precious Lord, Take My Hand - George Adams. Ol' Man River - George Adams. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - George Adams.
George Adams - Old Feeling (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5537). George Adams Discography Project. List of albums/singles by catalogue number: George Adams Catalog - album index. List of sessions by recorded date & location: George Adams Discography - session index.
Old Feeling (1991) Contents.
A passionate tenor and flute player who was not shy to break up chordal improvising with an unexpected scream or roar, George Adams was an original voice who (like his friend Don Pullen) crossed ove. ead Full Biography.
George Adams was born in Covington, Georgia on April 29, 1940. He first started playing piano at the age of eleven and switched to tenor saxophone in high school. Later on, he went study at the Clark College and got lessons on flute by Wayman Carver. As a teenager, George Adams frequently gained performance experience by playing with local funk bands. In 1961, he accompanied singer Sam Cooke on a tour. In 1980, Adams and Dannie Richmond recorded the album Hand to Hand for the Soul Note label. The album featured trombonist Jimmy Knepper, pianist Hugh Lawson and bassist Mike Richmond. In August 1980, Adams and Pullen recorded the album Earth Beams. The ensemble demonstrated its best on the album's title track. Adams' immediate performance provides a great deal of melodic presence throughout the song.
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|A1||Better Get Hit In Your Soul
Written-By – C. Mingus*
|A2||That Old Feeling
Written-By – L. Brown*, S. Fain*
Written-By – J.P. Bourelly*
|A4||As Time Goes By
Written-By – H. Hupfeld*
|B1||Melody For Money
Written-By – G. Adams*
Written-By – Hannibal*
Written-By – G. Adams*, R. Gallon*
|B4||Just The Way You Are
Written-By – B. Joel*
- Art Direction – Cynthia Cochrane
- Bass – Santi DeBriano
- Drums – Lewis Nash
- Engineer [Assistant] – Jackie Grown, John Harris
- Executive Producer – Hitoshi Namekata
- Guitar – Jean Paul Bourelly*
- Mastered By – Yoshio Okazaki
- Photography By – Shigeru Uchiyama
- Piano – Ray Gallon
- Producer – Kazunori Sugiyama
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Jim Anderson
- Tenor Saxophone – George Adams
- Trumpet – Hannibal Marvin Peterson
- Vocals – George Adams
|CDP 7 96689 2,||George Adams||Old Feeling (CD)||Blue Note, Somethin' Else||CDP 7 96689 2,||US||1991|
|TOCJ-5537||George Adams||Old Feeling (CD)||Somethin' Else||TOCJ-5537||Japan||1991|