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Adam Linz

Adam is a well-known bass player in the Twin Cities jazz scene. He co-leads the internationally award-winning group Fat Kid Wednesdays with childhood friends Mike Lewis and JT Bates, touring extensively throughout Europe and North America. Adam has taught at Macalester College, Augsburg College, Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth and EDAM Music outreach in Paris, and has given clinics in places such as Chile, Argentina, Seattle, New York, Houston, Germany, and Switzerland. He is currently the Jazz Studies Program coordinator and electric and acoustic bass instructor at MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis

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Article: Album Review

Todd Clouser: Todd Clouser's A Love Electric

Read "Todd Clouser's A Love Electric" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


"A Love Electric is possibility and energy," explains guitarist, composer and bandleader Todd Clouser. “I come from a rock place as a player. I still love Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and the total madness in noise, even if I'm listening to Charlie Parker, Monk, or Wayne Shorter more often these days."“All that was once new ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Jazz Mergers & Acquisitions

Read "Jazz Mergers & Acquisitions" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


T. K. BlueLatin BirdMotéma Music2011 Saxophonist Charlie “Bird" Parker is primarily remembered as an incendiary, revolutionary, improvisatory soloist, but he often expressed his style through composition, and many of Parker's original tunes became part of the modern jazz canon. Latin Bird, saxophonist T.K. Blue's label ...

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News: Interview

Jazz Face: Adam Linz

Jazz Face: Adam Linz

The first time I heard Adam Linz was as a solo opening act for Happy Apple at the Cedar Cultural Center, before Happy Apple became an international sensation and before Adam trimmed off his dreadlocks. It was maybe the first time I heard solo bass. It intrigued me then, and even more so now. And now ...

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Article: Album Review

Dave King Trucking Company: Good Old Light

Read "Good Old Light" reviewed by Troy Collins


Branching out from his duties in The Bad Plus and Happy Apple, drummer Dave King formed the Dave King Trucking Company to explore a highly personalized take on Americana that he describes as “if the great Nashville bands of the '60s and '70s could improvise and were Coltrane fanatics." Building on this idea, King and company ...

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Article: Live Review

Undead Jazz Festival: Day 1, June 23, 2011

Read "Undead Jazz Festival: Day 1, June 23, 2011" reviewed by Daniel Lehner


Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Undead Jazz FestivalNew York, New YorkJune 23-26, 2011 If 2010's Undead Jazz Festival were the first installment in a series of zombie films, then the first day of the 2011 season was a sequel picking up where ...

Album

The Ghostly Bee

Label: JJ-Tracks
Released: 2005


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