In the last couple years it has come to my attention that I enjoy the baritone saxophone quite a bit. I didn’t realize this until I was fortunate to end up with several Serge Chaloff and Pepper Adams LPs. The latter leads this 1957 session for the Mode label with some top left coast players: Stu Williamson (tp), Carl Perkins (p), Leroy Vinnegar (bs), and Mel Lewis (dr). He plays the large horn beautifully and fluidly throughout, and his reading of the ballad “My One and Only Love” is included below.
(Details: Mode MOD-LP 112/mono)