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Adam Hopkins

Adam Hopkins is a bassist, composer, educator, and semi-professional parallel parker born and raised in Baltimore MD and relocated to Brooklyn NY in 2011. He has extensive experience performing jazz and improvised music and has played with professional orchestras in Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and the DC metro area. His debut album CRICKETS has received international acclaim from a variety of sources, most notably ranking as the #2 Debut Album in the 2018 NPR Jazz Critics Poll. Adam was also named the #2 Newcomer Musician for 2018 in the International Critics Poll organized by El Intruso. Adam currently appears in a number of NYC-based ensembles both as a leader and sideman

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Alexander Hawkins, Michael Gregory Jackson & Cowboys & Frenchmen

Read "Alexander Hawkins, Michael Gregory Jackson & Cowboys & Frenchmen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


New releases galore this edition to sift through and that's always enjoyable. Pianist Alexander Hawkins goes large ensemble on his new Togetherness Music and which is graced by the presence of the great Evan Parker; the Finnish duo of Timo Lassy and Teppo Makynen tear things down on the opening track; the trio of Brian Jones, ...

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Rectangles

Label: Out Of Your Head
Released: 2020
Track listing: Rectangles 3.

Album

Present Company

Label: Diskonife
Released: 2020
Track listing: Sanford Theme; King Tone; Echolocation; Engines; Komma; The Net Menders; When To Move.

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Both Are True

Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Climbing On Mirrors; Duo 1; Both Are True; Rebonds; Coral; And It Rolled Right Down; Foggy Valley; Duo 2; Reverses.

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Article: Album Review

Anna Webber: Rectangles

Read "Rectangles" reviewed by John Sharpe


Canadian saxophonist Anna Webber's quartet provides a second winning entry in Out Of Your Head Records' digital Untamed series, following Nick Dunston's Atlantic Extraction: Live At Threes (2020). Webber calls the band Rectangles after a composition inspired by a sequence of 10-second videos on the YouTube test channel Webdriver Torso which consist of a string of ...

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Article: Album Review

Jonathon Crompton: Intuit

Read "Intuit" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Although alto saxophonist Jonathon Crompton released a promising album, Faustian Pact, with sax-guitar-drums trio Kinsmen and Strangers, in 2018, he's still a relatively unsung presence in the jazz scene. However, with Intuit, his debut release as a leader, that should change. With consistently provocative compositions that combine rhythmic subtlety, harmonic complexity and a sophisticated command of ...

Article: Album Review

Dustin Carlson: Air Ceremony

Read "Air Ceremony" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Dando un'occhiata alla formazione troviamo Kate Gentile, batterista sempre più assidua in dischi e in gruppi importanti, Matt Mitchell, nome ormai affermato nel jazz che conta, qui impegnato al mitico Prophet 6, Nathaniel Morgan ed Eric Trudel ai sassofoni, Danny Gouker alla tromba, abituali frequentatori del jazz meno canonico, il bassista Adam Hopkins presenza attiva della ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New music from Becoming Quintet, Dave Scott, and More

Read "New music from Becoming Quintet, Dave Scott, and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Three exciting new albums are featured in this week's program. The debut from excellent new Posi-tone label band Becoming Quintet, Trumpeter Dave Scott's fifth SteepleChase release leading his Violin Band, and remarkable guitar playing from Italian Jacopo Delfini. In between some archive cuts and other new releases. Playlist Becoming Quintet “One Track Mind" ...

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Article: Album Review

Dave Ballou: The Windup

Read "The Windup" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Impegnato sia sul versante del jazz che della musica classica e barocca, Dave Ballou sfoggia un timbro pulito e cristallino, un fraseggio impeccabile. Nell'ambito afroamericano il suo lavoro ha spostato volentieri le proprie coordinate, passando dal moderno mainstream allo scandaglio dell'improvvisazione libera e della composizione aperta. Nel periodo a cavallo tra i nostri due secoli, Ballou ...


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