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Adam Larson

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Originally from Normal, IL, twenty five year-old saxophonist-composer Adam Larson, endorsed artist for P. Mauriat saxophones, D'Addario Woodwinds, Lebayle and Bari mouthpieces, began playing saxophone at the age of 11. As a high school student, Larson was a member of virtually every national program dedicated to showcasing excellence in young jazz talent including The Grammy Band, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Betty Carter Jazz Ahead, YoungArts Jazz Fellows, Telluride Student All-Stars, Jazz Band of America and many others. Described by critic Howard Reich of The Chicago-Tribune as “a player for whom the word ‘prodigious’ was coined”, by Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen as “a saxophonist who brings Donny McCaslin and Mark Turner to mind”, and by Nate Chinen of The New York Times as “a self-assured young saxophonist”, Larson has garnered numerous awards that distinguish him as one of the most promising artists of his generation

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Article: Book Review

Little Leaps and Sounds: 12 Intermediate Jazz Studies

Read "Little Leaps and Sounds: 12 Intermediate Jazz Studies" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Little Leaps and Sounds: 12 Intermediate Jazz Studies Adam Larson 61 Pages Self Published 2021 When enterprising tenor saxophonist Adam Larson released Leaps & Sounds: 12 Contemporary Etudes For Jazz Saxophone (Self-Published, 2018), there wasn't anything quite like it in the educational market. Using contrafacts to push technique in ...

Album

Listen With Your Eyes

Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2019
Track listing: Sleepers; False Pageantry; Twenty-Something; Invisible Barriers; Listen With Your Eyes; Bright; Boom-Bap.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Joshua Redman, Marc Copland and more

Read "Joshua Redman, Marc Copland and more" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we open the show with a very seasoned jazz saxophonist that recently moved to Kansas City, Adam Larson. From there we move to the UK scena and dig into new sounds from the Black Lab Beats and put a focus on great new jazz being released from the likes of Hendrik Meurkens, Peter Hand ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jaimie Branch, Kris Davis, Kneebody and More New Releases

Read "Jaimie Branch, Kris Davis, Kneebody and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


September! What a month. The summer is over... so are the summer festivals... but that is also the month when record labels start churning out some of their best releases to bring the temperature up in advance of the end-of-year polls and listicles. So here comes an onslaught of heavy-hitters with their new or upcoming releases, ...

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Article: Album Review

The Adam Larson Band: Listen With Your Eyes

Read "Listen With Your Eyes" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Adam Larson may hail initially from Normal (Illinois), but there is absolutely nothing typical or average, in terms of style or ability, about the now-Kansas-City-based saxophonist. He has gathered a trio with comparable strengths and, behind his towering tenor, they create a showcase of prime progressive jazz. The ride begins with “Sleepers," a shape-shifting ...

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Article: Book Review

Leaps & Sounds: 12 Contemporary Etudes for Jazz Saxophone

Read "Leaps & Sounds: 12 Contemporary Etudes for Jazz Saxophone" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Leaps & Sounds: 12 Contemporary Etudes For Jazz Saxophone by Adam Larson17 Pages ISBN: #978-1724613059 Self Published 2018 The educational market is saturated with printed materials that regurgitate the same concepts with slight-to-little-to-no variation, playing--or preying, perhaps--on everything from foundational needs to grasps at virtuosity. Truly novel concepts ...

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Article: Interview

Fabian Almazan: Multilayered Vision

Read "Fabian Almazan: Multilayered Vision" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


For much of the past decade, Cuban-born pianist Fabian Almazan spent most of his time playing with Terence Blanchard who called him: “One of the great, young, new talent of his generation." Now 39 and based in New York City, Fabian earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and was voted ...

Article: Interview

Fabian Almazan

Read "Fabian Almazan" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Partner di Terence Blanchard dal 2007 (il trombettista l'ha definito «Uno dei grandi giovani talenti della sua generazione») Fabian Almazan è stato votato miglior pianista emergente nel critics poll di Down Beat del 2014 e il suo ultimo disco Alcanza ha ottenuto 5 stelle nella recensione delle stessa rivista.Pianista stabile del quartetto di Mark ...

Album

Second City

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Who Even Is That?; Out the Window; First Step; Smells Like Teen Spirit; Sleep Now; Perpetuity; Uphill Climb; Breakout.


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