George Adams made only one ECM recording, but it’s a beauty, placing his powerful tenor sax at the front of a talent-packed group, with Adams, Kenny Wheeler and Heinz Sauer all contributing compositions to the programme. “The spirit of Mingus hovers watchfully nearby; Adams is an original, though. His solos roil beneath the restraints of bebop structure, then sail wildly through the roof with a committed passion,” wrote Chicago Magazine. The tenor exchanges between Adams and Heinz Sauer are exciting, and George also delivers a very spirited vocal on “Got Something Good For You.” Recorded 1979.
GEORGE ADAMS, tenro sax, vocal HEINZ SAUER, tenor sax KENNY WHEELER, trumpet, flugelhorn RICHIE BEIRACH, piano DAVE HOLLAND, bass JACK DeJOHNETTE, drums
01. Baba 02. Imani's Dance 03. Stay Informed 04. Got Somethin' Good For You 05. A Spire