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Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

NEWS RELEASE from Circavision Productions Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, and Improvisation New Trio and Quintet EPs Convey a Prismatic Vision With two new EPs, percussionist/composer Brian Adler offers listeners beautiful and arrestingly original music via two formations of his newest project: Shankar. On Binary, he performs with the trio, featuring pianist Santiago Leibson, bassist Rob ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian (Shankar) Adler: Binary & Mysteries of the Deep

Read "Binary & Mysteries of the Deep" reviewed by Troy Dostert

For those seeking a bit of metaphysical speculation with their jazz, one could benefit from giving these two new EPs from drummer Brian (Shankar) Adler a careful listen. A thoughtful, creative percussionist, Adler is eager to explore the big questions in his music, and his use of complex rhythmic structures and instrumentation from other traditions (particularly ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Mysteries Of The Deep and Binary from Brian (Shankar) Adler

Read "Mysteries Of The Deep and Binary from Brian (Shankar) Adler" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The compact disc probably won't disappear anytime soon, but the importance of the physical product is on the wane in the music world. Drummer Brian (Shankar) Adler works the “digital download only" mode of operation in his music-making sojourn, with two marvelous, mysterious, free-flowing EP sets, Mysteries of the Deep and Binary.

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Brian Adler's Helium Music Project Album Now Available

Brian Adler's Helium Music Project Album Now Available

Brian Adler's Helium Music Project, is a global collaboration that transcends the boundaries of jazz and world music to create a rich new music and format for musical output. “A delightfully uplifting representation of [Adler's] musical philosophy," says Alex Ariff of All About Jazz. The group highlights Adler's love for rhythmic intricacy, texture, and soulful melodies. Personnel: Brian Adler: drum ...

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Book Release: A World Of Percussion: Ten Etudes Inspired By Rhythms From Across The Globe

Book Release: A World Of Percussion: Ten Etudes Inspired By Rhythms From Across The Globe

Circavision Productions Presents the new book: A World of Percussion: Ten études inspired by rhythms from across the globe Available October 1st, 2013 The book, and accompanying CD, encourage its participants to explore sound and rhythm through various percussion instruments and their bodies, while learning about rhythms from around the world. It includes ten colorful percussion études based on influential rhythms from: ...

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Circavision Productions Releases Phase 5 Of Brian Adler's Helium Project

Circavision Productions Releases Phase 5 Of Brian Adler's Helium Project

DRUMMER/COMPOSER SPEARHEADS DIGITAL-ONLY COLLABORATION FEATURING THE MUSICAL TALENT OF BEN MONDER, SUNNY KIM, MATT HOLMAN, BRYAN CARROTT, JESSE LEWIS AND RUBEN SAMAMA. Drummer and composer Brian Adler releases the fifth in a series of digital recordings from The Helium Music Project, his ongoing creative collaboration with jazz musicians that transcends time, and space. Entitled Phase 5, the ...

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Circavision Productions Releases Nicky Schrire's "Freedom Flight"

Circavision Productions Releases Nicky Schrire's "Freedom Flight"

Vocalist & composer celebrates a fresh and vibrant take on the Jazz vocal tradition New York, NY: Nicky Schrire, a vocalist and composer with a “warm, honey-rich voice” (Peter Eldridge) will release her debut album, ‘Freedom Flight’ on May 22, 2012 via Circavision Productions. The album includes eleven tracks that Schrire both arranged and produced. Two of ...

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Phase 2 of Brian Adler's Helium Project Lifts Off July 12

Phase 2 of Brian Adler's Helium Project Lifts Off July 12

DRUMMER/COMPOSER SPEARHEADS DIGITAL-ONLY COLLABORATION FEATURING THE MUSICAL TALENT OF ARGENTINE MUSICIANS RODRIGO DOMINGUEZ, JUAN PABLO ARREDONDO, JERONIMO CARMONA. Drummer and composer Brian Adler releases the second in a series of digital recordings from The Helium Music Project, his ongoing creative collaboration with jazz musicians that transcends time, space and international borders. Entitled Phase 2, the digital EP ...

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"Phase 1" Of Brian Adler's Helium Project Lifts Off

"Phase 1" Of Brian Adler's Helium Project Lifts Off

Drummer/composer spearheads digital-only collaboration featuring the musical talent of Kate McGarry, Dave Eggar, Peter Ehwald, Mark Lau, and others. "Adler is an amazing instrumentalist who has seemingly mastered all aspects of percussion... his bubbling, percolating rhythms carry the music forward in the most graceful possible ways."—Dave Wayne, Jazzreview.com. Drummer and composer Brian Adler will release the first in ...

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Brian Adler's Helium Project - "Phase 1"

Brian Adler's Helium Project - "Phase 1"

By Richard B. Kamins For a fairly young man, drummer-composer Brian Adler has had a busy life. He's studied with such modern “masters" as Billy Hart, John Hollenbeck, Billy Higgins, Bob Moses, Joe Morris and Cecil McBee as well as sharing the stage with Pablo Aslan, Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg, Marilyn Crispell, Mark Helias, Erik Lawrence, Kate ...