Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session

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Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session
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Live album by Pepper Adams
Released 1984
Recorded August 19–20, 1983
Venue Fat Tuesday's, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length 68:17 CD with bonus tracks
Label Uptown UP 27.16
Reservoir RSR CD 113
Producer Mark Feldman
Pepper Adams chronology
California Cookin'
Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session
Live at Fat Tuesday's cover
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Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session is a live album by baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams featuring trumpeter Kenny Wheeler which was recorded in late 1983 and originally released on the Uptown label in 1984 as Live at Fat Tuesdays then released on CD with additional tracks on Reservoir Records in 1990.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[4]
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[5]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz called it "A heartening farewell to Adams career on record" noting "this live set emphasises his virtues – the muscularity of sound, oversized tone and plangent phrasing – so decisively that one overlooks any scent of routine in his playing".[4] The Allmusic review states "The great baritonist Pepper Adams is teamed up with the adventurous trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and veteran pianist Hank Jones for this live quintet date. Wheeler, although often associated with the avant-garde, has never had any difficulty playing changes and his strong style clearly inspired Adams".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pepper Adams except where noted

  1. "Conjuration" – 7:47
  2. "Alone Together" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 8:17
  3. "Diabolique II" – 7:58
  4. "Claudette's Way" – 7:35 Bonus track on CD release
  5. "Dylan's Delight" – 6:46 Bonus track on CD release
  6. "Dr. Deep" – 7:33
  7. "Old Ballad" – 7:10
  8. "Quittin' Time" (Thad Jones) – 6:52 Bonus track on CD release
  9. "Dobbin" – 5:45
  10. "Tis" (Jones) – 2:34



  1. ^ Pepper Adams Catalog accessed May 9, 2017
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Uptown Records discography accessed May 9, 2017
  3. ^ Encilopedia del Jazz: Pepper Adams accessed May 10, 2017
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (1994). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (2nd ed.). London: Penguin. p. 9. ISBN 0-14-017949-6. 
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Pepper Adams – Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 9, 2017.