Pepper Adams with The Tommy Banks Trio-Live at Room at the Top


Label: Reel To Real Records
Format: 12" vinyl

The eighth historical release from archival imprint Real to Reel Records is an unreleased concert recording from baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams with the Tommy Banks Trio. Adams is best known for his work with John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd and countless other jazz legends. The 70-minute performance was recorded on September 25th, 1972 at the University of Alberta. This is the first release from a rich tape archive from Marc Vasey in Edmonton, Alberta. The set is transferred from the original analogue tapes. The deluxe edition 180-gram double LP is mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio packaged in a gatefold sleeve. Includes an extensive booklet with rare photos; essays by Gary Carner, producer Cory Weeds; plus interviews with baritone saxophonists Frank Basile and Gary Smulyan as well as original music producer Marc Vasey. What makes this title important or unique? -Previously unreleased recording from Baritone Saxophonist Pepper Adams and the Tommy Banks Trio from the University of Alberta from 1972 -Adams is best known for his work with John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd and countless other jazz legends. -First release from a rich tape archive from Edmonton, Alberta -Transferred from original analogue tapes -Deluxe edition 180-gram double LP mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio -Packaged in a gatefold sleeve -Includes extensive booklet with rare photos; essays by Gary Carner, producer Cory Weeds; plus interviews with baritone saxophonists Frank Basile and Gary Smulyan as well as original music producer Marc Vasey -The only known live recording of Pepper's original tracks, “Patrice” and “Civilization and Its Discontents” that both appeared on Pepper's 1974 Ephemera album -Press campaign planned to promote the release by PR agency.

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