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"Elusive" is a smoking Thad Jones song with swinging solos from both horns and more jaw-dropping drumwork from the composer's brother, Elvin Jones. During Tommy Flanagan's solo, you can hear someone say "Yeah!" off mic - not sure who said it but I'm in complete agreement. Flanagan contributes the closing number, "Verdandi", a quick and rousing number made to blow the listeners out of their seats. Again, Elvin Jones tears this tune up - when the final chord fades out, you'll just want to say "Whew!"
So what happens on this tune, when tenor and drums lay out? Everybody is on the left channel, and all we hear on the right channel is a faint echo of the piano, baritone, and bass. Moving one's balance control to compensate results in a virtually mono sound. Perhaps it could be remastered using modern techniques to spread the instruments around, but the cost of that effort probably cannot be justified.
Meanwhile, 4 stars for this tune alone. It is a rare gem. Enjoy!
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arrive on time and in good condition , I'm glad I made a good dealPublished 12 months ago by Ricardo A. Pacheco
Zoot is not his free swinging self here. Sounds as if he is using a stiffer reed and can't cut loose. Adams adjusts and doesn't sound as you might expect uptempo. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by John M.
The late Pepper Adams was definitely a "musicians muscian" better known to his cohorts than the general public--he never garnered any awards or artist deserving of recognition like... Read morePublished on December 11, 2008 by Dennis W. Wong
great album.pepper adams was a much sought after baritone horn player by jazz, salsa groups ,latin jazz groups you name it. Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by Ziggy