10 to 4 at the 5 Spot

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10 to 4 at the 5 Spot
Live album by Pepper Adams Quintet
Released 1958
Recorded April 15, 1958
Five Spot Café, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:12
Label Riverside
RLP 12-265
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Pepper Adams chronology
Pepper-Knepper Quintet
(1958)
10 to 4 at the 5 Spot
(1958)
Motor City Scene
(1960)

10 to 4 at the 5 Spot is a live album by saxophonist Pepper Adams' Quintet which was recorded at the Five Spot Café in 1958 for the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars. In his review, Michael G. Nastos states, "This album, one of the first club dates recorded for the Riverside label, may have presented logistic problems with the acoustics, mic placements, and reel to reel tape technology, but there were no such issues with the extraordinary music contained on this effort... There's a palpable sense of democracy, shared values, and above all, balance in this band of expert modern jazz pioneers. It's a keeper, and one of the best recordings of any band in this era".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "The live session, made with a frequent partner at the time, Donald Byrd, is typical of Adams's kind of date, with muscular blow-outs of the order of "Hastings Street Bounce" sitting next to a clear-headed ballad reading of "You're My Thrill"; That said it's sometimes only the novelty of hearing a baritone in the ensembles that lifts the music out of a professional hard-bop routine".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "'Tis (Theme)"   Thad Jones 6:07
2. "You're My Thrill"   Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney 5:09
3. "The Long Two/Four"   Donald Byrd 10:41
4. "Hastings Street Bounce"   Traditional 11:25
5. "Yourna"   Byrd 6:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed September 14, 2012
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed September 14, 2012
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (in English) (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.