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Adam O'Farrill

https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician_edit.php?id=52128#generalAdam O'Farrill was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Born to a deep musical legacy- his grandfather, the legendary Afro-Cuban composer/arranger, Chico O'Farrill, his father, the GRAMMY award-winning pianist/composer/activist Arturo O'Farrill, and his mother, pianist and educator Alison Deane- O'Farrill has been surrounded by music since he was very young. He began studying piano at age 6, and trumpet at age 8, while starting to compose around the same time. Since then, O'Farrill has made numerous artistic accomplishments.

With his brother, Zack, a drummer/composer, they released two well-received albums under the O'Farrill Brothers Band: Giant Peach (2011) and Sensing Flight (2013), both on ZOHO Music. They primarily featured Adam's original compositions. In 2016, he released his first album under his own name, called Stranger Days (Sunnyside Records), which features Zack on drums, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor sax, and Walter Stinson on bass. The album has been critically acclaimed with Nate Chinen of the NY Times writing “Marshaling a sharp band of his peers — Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor saxophone; Walter Stinson on bass; and Zack O’Farrill, his older brother, on drums — Mr. O’Farrill establishes both a firm identity and a willful urge to stretch and adapt.” In early 2018, Adam will be releasing his second album with Stranger Days, tapping into an eclectic range of influences, including traditional Mexican music, and covers of Gabriel Garzon-Montano and Irving Berlin.

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Albums

Virtual Birdland

Zoho Music
2021

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Idiom

Pi Recordings
2021

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<3 Bird

Endectomorph Music
2021

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Dreaming In Lions

Blue Note Records
2021

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Both Are True

Greenleaf Music
2020

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Four Questions

Zoho Music
2020

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Greenlit

From: <3 Bird
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Walls and Roses

From: Artlessly Falling
By Adam O'Farrill

The Middle of Tensions I

From: The Sustain of Memory
By Adam O'Farrill

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