George Adams

George Rufus Adams (29 April 1940 Covington, Georgia – 14 November 1992 New York City, New York) was an American jazz musician who played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. He is best known for his work with Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Roy Haynes and in the quartet he co-led with pianist Don Pullen, featuring bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Dannie Richmond. He was also known for his idiosyncratic singing.


Devil's Blues

Charles Mingus - Live At Montreux (1975).

Charles Mingus: bass, George Adams: tenor saxophone and vocals, Don Pullen: piano, Jack Walrath: trumpet, Dannie Richmond: drums.


Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet, George Adams - Tenor Sax.

Unknown Blues

Don Pullen's Bootleg Series1980b.

Don Pullen and George Adams Quartet, Live at Ronnie Scott's, London, England.
George Adams ts, fl, voc; Don Pullen p; Cameron Brown b; Dannie Richmond dr.

Payday Blues

Devil's Blues

Charles Mingus Quintet live at Umbria Jazz Festival 1974.
Players: Charles Mingus - bass, Hamiet Bluiett - saxophone, George Adams - vocals , saxophone
Don Pullen - piano, Dannie Richmond - drums.