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George Adams

ts, fl, 1940-1992 US, Covington, Georgia
Musician of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. George Rufus Adams

George Rufus Adams (April 29, 1940 Covington, Georgia – November 14, 1992 New York City) was an American jazz musician who played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. He is best known for his work with Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Roy Haynes and in the quartet he co-led with pianist Don Pullen, featuring bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Dannie Richmond. He was also known for his idiosyncratic singing.

  • Tenor sax
  • Flute
  • Vocals
  • Saxophone
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Dance
Popular Tracks   
God Has Smiled on Me on Melodic Excursions by Don Pullen & George Adams
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen on City Gates by George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet
The Cloocker on Hand To Hand by George Adams & Dannie Richmond
Baba on Sound Suggestions by George Adams
RO on Hannibal in Antibes by Marvin Hannibal Peterson & George Adams
Mingus Metamorphosis on City Gates by George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet
Samba for Now on City Gates by George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet
Joobubie on Hand To Hand by George Adams & Dannie Richmond
Imani's Dance on Sound Suggestions by George Adams
Buss It Down on Buss It Down by Doug E. Fresh, George Adams & Lil Vicious

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
FinestGeorge Adams2015Compil.
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteGeorge Adams2012Album
Old FeelingGeorge Adams1991Album
BalladsGeorge Adams1991Album
AmericaGeorge Adams1990Album
Live - Where Were You?Orange Then Blue Featuring George Adams1989Album
NightingaleGeorge Adams1989Album
When Sun Lights Up The FutureBilly Cobham & George Adams Featured By The Johannes Faber Quintet1984Album
More SightingsGeorge Adams, Hannibal Marvin Peterson1984Album
Gentlemen's AgreementGeorge Adams - Dannie Richmond1983Album
Melodic ExcursionsGeorge Adams & Don Pullen1982Album
Hand To HandGeorge Adams - Dannie Richmond1980Album
Sound SuggestionsGeorge Adams1979Album
A Tribute To Monk And BirdThad Jones / George Adams / George Lewis / Stanley Cowell / Reggie Workman / Lenny White / Heiner Stadler1978Album
Frankfurt Workshop '78: Tenor SaxesArchie Shepp, George Adams, Heinz Sauer1978Album
Suite For SwingersGeorge Adams1976Album
Jazz A Confronto 22George Adams1975Album
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