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by Troy Collins
Steve Adams is best-known as a long-term member of the San Francisco Bay Area-based Rova saxophone quartet. Over the past three decades Rova has become a highly respected institution, courtesy of an impressive range of collaborative projects, from work with the Kronos Quartet and pianist Satoko Fujii to multi-media efforts like Glass Head."
Membership in an intensely focused partnership like Rova has obvious benefits, and while Adams' two decade long tenure with the group has yielded ...read more
by Glenn Astarita
West Coast based Woodwind specialist’s Vinny Golia and Steve Adams perform a series of duets on Circular Logic-Music For Woodwinds. Adams, a member of the outstanding ROVA Quartet also performs with the Vinny Golia Large Ensemble. Here, the 2 musicians alternate their choice of Woodwind instruments throughout these 14 pieces.
The opener, “Phonation” is a collaboration of contrasting tones or timbre as Adams performs on the Alto Flute while Golia utilizes the Contra Bass Clarinet. These compositions are not entirely ...read more