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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: April 29, 1940

George Adams - tenor saxophone, flute, bandleader (1940 - 1992)

A soulful soloist of fierce energy, with a sound that could break into a bluesy, vocalized cry, Adams was heavily steeped in the blues and gospel tradition of his roots. George Adams was born in Covington. Georgia on 29 April 1940. At the age of eleven he started to play the piano, at High School he switched to tenor sax. He studied at the Clark College and got lessons on flute by that former Chick Webb man, Wayman Carver.

At first George Adams played mostly rhythm and blues in so-called organ trios. He worked with Sam Cooke and some local guys. In 1965 he left for New York. He worked with Roy Haynes (1965-1972), Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, (1973-1976). Gil Evans, (1975-197S) McCoyTyner, (1976-1979) and Archie Shepp. (1978)...
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Music

Featured recording “Life Line”

Life Line

Timeless Jazz
1981
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    Live At Montmartre

    JJ-Tracks
    2012
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    Don't Lose Control

    JJ-Tracks
    2009
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    The Jazz Masters - 100 Anos De Swing

    JJ-Tracks
    1997
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    More Sightings

    JJ-Tracks
    1994
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    Old Feeling

    JJ-Tracks
    1991
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    America

    JJ-Tracks
    1990
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    Melodic Excursions

    JJ-Tracks
    1989
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