10 to 4 at the 5 Spot

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10 to 4 at the 5 Spot
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Live album by Pepper Adams Quintet
Released 1958
Recorded April 15, 1958
Venue Five Spot Café, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:12
Label Riverside
RLP 12-265
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Pepper Adams chronology
The Pepper-Knepper Quintet
10 to 4 at the 5 Spot
Motor City Scene

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.[1][2]


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".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars (out of 4) 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".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."'Tis (Theme)"Thad Jones6:07
2."You're My Thrill"Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney5:09
3."The Long Two/Four"Donald Byrd10:41
4."Hastings Street Bounce"Traditional11:25



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed September 14, 2012
  2. ^ Encilopedia del Jazz: Pepper Adams accessed May 10, 2017
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed September 14, 2012
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4. 
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 4. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.