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Studio album by Pepper Adams
Released 1969
Recorded December 11–12, 1968
Studio Nola Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 44:40
Label Prestige
PR 7677
Producer Fred Norsworthy and Otto Gust
Pepper Adams chronology
Mean What You Say
(1966)Mean What You Say1966

Encounter! is an album led by saxophonist Pepper Adams which was recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.[1][2]


Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "Baritonist Pepper Adams and tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims (who rarely performed together) make a surprisingly compatible team... The setting is more advanced than usual for Sims, who rises to the challenge".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pepper Adams except where noted.

  1. "Inanout" – 5:47
  2. "The Star-Crossed Lovers" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 3:54
  3. "Cindy's Tune" – 5:58
  4. "Serenity" (Joe Henderson) – 6:27
  5. "Elusive" (Thad Jones) – 7:15
  6. "I've Just Seen Her" (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) – 7:17
  7. "Punjab" (Henderson) – 4:05
  8. "Verdandi" (Tommy Flanagan) – 3:57



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 24, 2013
  2. ^ Encilopedia del Jazz: Pepper Adams accessed May 10, 2017
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed May 24, 2013
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 4. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.