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Dan Adler: Back to The Bridge

Read "Back to The Bridge" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes


Israeli-born guitarist Dan Adler sets the tone for his second disc, Back to The Bridge, with “Silver And Gold," an original tune filled with smart licks and many improvisational bits shared with his band mates, organist Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Byron Landham. The disc is a mix of covers and new material suited for the organ trio format--Adler's first disc as a bandleader in this format.According to Scott Yanow's liner notes, “Silver and Gold" was written as a ...

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Dan Adler: Back To The Bridge

Read "Back To The Bridge" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Back To The Bridge is produced by three talented musicians whose ability to interact, solo, provide rhythmic support and, above all, to groove makes this album a terrific advertisement for the classic organ trio and for the enjoyable straight-ahead jazz it produces. While this is guitarist Dan Adler's second album as leader--following 2009's self-produced All Things Familiar--he records here for the first time with organist Joey DeFrancesco and Byron Landham (DeFrancesco's regular drummer). The three musicians sound like they've played ...

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Dan Adler: Back To The Bridge

Read "Back To The Bridge" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Guitarist Dan Adler's debut , All Things Familiar (Emdan Music, 2009), demonstrated his formidable skills, and brought together a noteworthy roster of artists, such as saxophonist Grant Stewart, to fill out a quintet lineup. For his followup, the Israeli-born, New York-based six stringer pares things down and goes with an organ trio format, enlisting the most renowned and recognizable organist of the modern era, Joey DeFrancesco, and longtime drummer, Byron Landham. The music, as might be expected, ...

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Dan Adler: All Things Familiar

Read "All Things Familiar" reviewed by Matthew Warnock


All Things Familiar is a hard-swinging modern bop album led by guitarist Dan Adler. Adler has surrounded himself with a strong ensemble cast for the record, including pianist Richard Samuels, bassist Dmitri Kolesnik, drummer Philip Steward and saxophonist Grant Stewart. The album rests firmly in the jazz tradition without sounding like a carbon copy of an historical recording. The group comes together to lay down tracks that are full of bop vocabulary, deep-pocket swing and highly-creative improvisations. The ...


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