Urban Dreams

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Urban Dreams
Urban Dreams.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 30, 1981
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelPalo Alto
PA 8009
ProducerBob Porter
Pepper Adams chronology
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Urban Dreams, is an album by baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams which was recorded in 1981 and originally released on the Palo Alto label.[1][2][3][4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[6]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "it is one of his best recordings".[5] On All About Jazz, Derek Taylor said "Pepper Adams' memory lives on in this immensely enjoyable and easily recommendable album".[7]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pepper Adams except where noted.

  1. "Dexter Rides Again" (Dexter Gordon) – 6:27
  2. "Urban Dreams" – 4:44
  3. "Three Little Words" (Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar) – 7:18
  4. "Time on My Hands" (Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon) – 6:55
  5. "Pent Up House" (Sonny Rollins) – 7:04
  6. "Trentino" – 6:51



  1. ^ Pepper Adams discography accessed February 22, 2017
  2. ^ Pepper Adams catalog accessed February 22, 2017
  3. ^ Ziegler, F. Fitzgerald,M. Palo Alto Records Listing accessed February 22, 2017
  4. ^ Encilopedia del Jazz: Pepper Adams accessed May 10, 2017
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Pepper Adams Urban Dreams – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 4. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  7. ^ Taylor, D. All About Jazz Review December 11, 2003