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10 to 4 at the 5 Spot

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Released  1958
Length  39:12
Release date  1958
Label  Universal Music LLC
Recorded  April 15, 1958
Artist  Pepper Adams
Producer  Orrin Keepnews
Genre  Jazz
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Venue  Five Spot Café, New York City
10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (1958)  Motor City Scene (1960)
Similar  Pepper Adams albums, Jazz albums

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10 to 4 at the 5 Spot is a live album by saxophonist Pepper Adams' Quintet which was recorded at the Five Spot Café in 1958 for the Riverside label.



Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars. In his review, Michael G. Nastos states, "This album, one of the first club dates recorded for the Riverside label, may have presented logistic problems with the acoustics, mic placements, and reel to reel tape technology, but there were no such issues with the extraordinary music contained on this effort... There's a palpable sense of democracy, shared values, and above all, balance in this band of expert modern jazz pioneers. It's a keeper, and one of the best recordings of any band in this era". The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "The live session, made with a frequent partner at the time, Donald Byrd, is typical of Adams's kind of date, with muscular blow-outs of the order of "Hastings Street Bounce" sitting next to a clear-headed ballad reading of "You're My Thrill"; That said it's sometimes only the novelty of hearing a baritone in the ensembles that lifts the music out of a professional hard-bop routine".


  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet (tracks 1 & 3–5)
  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Elvin Jones – drums
  • Songs

    1'Tis (Live)6:03
    2You're My Thrill (Live)5:08
    3The Long Two/Four (Live)10:41


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