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Take Five With Adam Glasser

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Meet Adam Glasser:Adam grew up in South Africa influenced by township jazz. He took a UK English Literature degree, started gigging as pianist in Paris 1980, with a semester at Berklee in 1981. He gigged around London '80s/'90s with own trio and commercial gigs, tours with Jimmy Witherspoon, Martha Reeves, and for Manhattan Brothers, and produced their album Inyembezi. Harmonica on films, played with Sting, Joe Zawinul, Eurythmics, Carl Orr Band, Incognito, some orchestral gigs, and his own ...

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Adam Glasser: Free at First

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Of all the harmonica players who have followed in the footsteps of legendary harmonicist Jean “Toots" Thielemans' wizardry, Adam Glasser may be the only proponent of this instrument--so little used that it only features in the “Miscellaneous" instruments lexicon of jazz discography and literature--who has brought a truly unique voice and idiom to the constantly evolving language of jazz. Stevie Wonder, Gregoire Maret and Hendrick Meurkens are all virtuosi non-pareil. Glasser does something more. On Free at ...


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