Generations (Pepper Adams and Frank Foster album)

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Studio album by Pepper Adams and Frank Foster
Released 1985
Recorded January 25, 1985
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Label Muse MR 5313
Producer James L. Dean
Pepper Adams chronology
Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session
(1983)Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session1983
The Adams Effect
(1985)The Adams Effect1985
Frank Foster chronology
Frankly Speaking
(1984) Frankly Speaking1984
(1985) Generations1985
The Count Basie Orchestra Directed by Frank Foster Live at El Morocco
(1992) The Count Basie Orchestra Directed by Frank Foster Live at El Morocco1992

Generations, is an album by saxophonists Pepper Adams and Frank Foster which was recorded and released on the Muse label in 1985.[1][2][3][4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[5]

The Allmusic review states "Baritonist Pepper Adams gets first billing on this record but he is actually only on four of the seven cuts. James L. Dean (who is heard on tenor, alto and clarinet) organized the session and it is largely his date despite the presence of Adams, tenor-saxophonist Frank Foster and a fine (if obscure) rhythm section. ... Overall the modern hard bop music is quite successful, but this album should have come out under Dean's name.".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by James L. Dean except where noted

  1. "Generations" – 7:42
  2. "Dance of Infidels" (Bud Powell) – 10:49
  3. "Stable Mates" (Benny Golson) – 5:15
  4. "Titter Pipes" (Tommy Newsom) – 5:30
  5. "Mood in Question" (Artie Shaw) – 4:20
  6. "Milestones" (Miles Davis) – 5:30
  7. "Inventory" – 5:45



  1. ^ Pepper Adams Catalog accessed May 9, 2017
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Uptown Records discography accessed May 9, 2017
  3. ^ Jazzlists: Muse LP series discography: 5300 to 5349 accessed February 22, 2017
  4. ^ Encilopedia del Jazz: Pepper Adams accessed May 10, 2017
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Pepper Adams – Generations – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 9, 2017.