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Kurtis Adams: Collage

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Saxophonist Kurtis Adams could scarcely have chosen a more apt title for this release, an eclectic-minded assemblage drawn from a wide variety of musical genres, including classical.The opening “Blue Fox," has a distinctly West Coast “Cool School" feel, a style to which Adams has rendered homage elsewhere. Here, Adams gives a sense of what Gerry Mulligan might have sounded like had he played tenor.The following “The Ocean" immediately makes a dramatic shift to Chopin, indicative of Adams' academic background (he is currently Director of Jazz Studies at Shepherd University). Marked by the back- and-forth shift between ...



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