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The Life and Music of Pepper Adams: Reading and Concert

Wed April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $15

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The Life and Music of Pepper Adams: Reading and Concert

Wed April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $15

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8pm, ArtLitLab presents The Life and Music of Pepper Adams: A Book Reading and Concert by critically acclaimed author Gary Carner and baritone saxophonist Anders Svanoe. Gary will read from his book and discuss the great baritone saxophonist, Pepper Adams. The Anders Svanoe Quartet (Svanoe on bariton sax, Paul Hastil on piano, John Christensen on bass, and Rodrigo Villanueva Conroy on drums) will present a set of Pepper’s music after the book reading. Mr. Carner will sign books after the event. Signed copies will be available for $30.

Tickets for the event are $10 in advance at https://pepperadams.brownpapertickets.com and $15 at the door. Student tickets $5 off with valid school ID. Advance ticket sales end 1 hour before the show. Doors open at 7:30pm.

About Gary Carner’s Joy Road

Pepper Adams’ Joy Road is more than a compendium of sessions and gigs done by the greatest baritone saxophone soloist in history. It’s a fascinating overview of Adams’ life and times, thanks to colorful interview vignettes, drawn from the author’s unpublished conversations with Adams and other musicians. These candid observations from jazz greats about Adams and his colleagues reveal previously unknown, behind-the-scenes drama about legendary recordings made by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Pearson, Thad Jones, David Amram, Elvin Jones, and many others. All types of sound material–studio recordings, private tapes and broadcasts, film scores, audience tapes, and even jingles–are listed, and Adams’ oeuvre is pushed back from 1956 to 1947, when Adams was 16 years old, before he played baritone saxophone. Because of Carner’s access to Adams’ estate, just prior to its disposition in 1987, much new discographical material is included, now verified by Adams’ date books and correspondence. Since Adams worked in so many of the great bands of his era, Pepper Adams’ Joy Road is a refreshing, sometimes irreverent walk through a large swath of jazz history. This work also functions as a nearly complete band discography of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, the most influential big band of its time. Adams was a founding member and stayed with the band until a year before Jones left to relocate in Denmark. Finally, Carner charts the ascent of Adams as an original yet still underappreciated composer, one who wrote 43 unique works, nearly half of them after August, 1977, when he left Jones-Lewis to tour the world as a soloist. Pepper Adams’ Joy Road, the first book ever published about Pepper Adams, is a companion to the author’s forthcoming biography on Adams.

The ALL Jazz Series is sponsored in part by Alchemy, Dobhan, and Tex Tubbs Restaurants, WORT 89.9FM, Heid Music, and HotelRED. Student ticket discount made possible by Grant Samuelsen Real Estate.

Details

Date:
Wed April 17
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $15
Event Category:
Website:
https://artlitlab.org/events/the-life-and-music-of-pepper-adams-reading-and-concert

Venue

ALL, the Arts & Literature Laboratory
2021 Winnebago St.
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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Website:
www.watershedwriters.org

Organizer

ALL, the Arts & Literature Laboratory
Phone:
(608) 556-7415
Email:
hello@artlitlab.org
Website:
http://artlitlab.org/

Submit your event to the WORT calendar.

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Details

Date:
Wed April 17
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $15
Event Category:
Website:
https://artlitlab.org/events/the-life-and-music-of-pepper-adams-reading-and-concert

Venue

ALL, the Arts & Literature Laboratory
2021 Winnebago St.
Madison, WI 53704 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
www.watershedwriters.org

Organizer

ALL, the Arts & Literature Laboratory
Phone:
(608) 556-7415
Email:
hello@artlitlab.org
Website:
http://artlitlab.org/

Submit your event to the WORT calendar.

When submitting music events to the WORT calendar, you must choose at least one music genre for a music event to be published.

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