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Adam O'Farrill

Adam O'Farrill was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Born to a deep musical legacy- his grandfather, the legendary Afro-Cuban composer/arranger, Chico O'Farrill, his father, the GRAMMY award-winning pianist/composer/activist Arturo O'Farrill, and his mother, pianist and educator Alison Deane- O'Farrill has been surrounded by music since he was very young. He began studying piano at age 6, and trumpet at age 8, while starting to compose around the same time. Since then, O'Farrill has made numerous artistic accomplishments.

With his brother, Zack, a drummer/composer, they released two well-received albums under the O'Farrill Brothers Band: Giant Peach (2011) and Sensing Flight (2013), both on ZOHO Music. They primarily featured Adam's original compositions. In 2016, he released his first album under his own name, called Stranger Days (Sunnyside Records), which features Zack on drums, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor sax, and Walter Stinson on bass. The album has been critically acclaimed with Nate Chinen of the NY Times writing “Marshaling a sharp band of his peers — Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor saxophone; Walter Stinson on bass; and Zack O’Farrill, his older brother, on drums — Mr. O’Farrill establishes both a firm identity and a willful urge to stretch and adapt.” In early 2018, Adam will be releasing his second album with Stranger Days, tapping into an eclectic range of influences, including traditional Mexican music, and covers of Gabriel Garzon-Montano and Irving Berlin.

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Cloudward

Label: Nonesuch Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: The Gate; The Tower; Collapsing Mouth; Unscrolling; Desiderata; Incarnadine; Tailhead; Ultramarine.

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Cloudward

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2024
Track listing: The Gate; The Tower; Collapsing Mouth; Unscrolling; Desiderata; Incarnadine; Tailhead; Ultramarine.

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Shimmer Wince

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Swell, Wince; Fizz; Periodicity 1; Squirm; Periodicity 2; Shimmer.

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Article: Album Review

Mary Halvorson: Cloudward

Read "Cloudward" reviewed by Doug Collette


The title of guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson's Cloudward alludes to the sense of optimism she has stated she felt when writing the bulk of the material in fall of 2022. And while this palpable sense of faith in the future is in marked contrast to the tangible air of eerie foreboding that surfaced so often on this ...

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Article: Album Review

Mary Halvorson: Cloudward

Read "Cloudward" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Guitarist, composer & raconteur Mary Halvorson could very comfortably (and rightfully) wear the sobriquet of “The Charles Mingus of Guitar" if she wanted to. But even that open-ended comparison would limit her as she outdoes herself again on Cloudward. Though it must surely be getting harder to top herself given the string of releases--the ...

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Visions of Your Other

Label: Biophilia Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: stakra; Kurosawa At Berghain; Inner War; Ducks; Hopeful Heart; Blackening Skies.

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The Living Collection

Label: American Dreams
Released: 2023
Track listing: It Wants; Its Furious Place; Again, All; Floral And Full; Of Appearance; Full Of Its Fourth Wall; Its Silvery After-Tomorrow; And Ramping-Up Now; Quite A Spectacular Dusk.

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The Depth of Memory

Label: Endectomorph Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: CD 1: From All This Stillness/Frozen in Profile; Interior Choruses; From Some Unseen Center; Elliptical Blue; Ghosts Of Repetition; From Some Unseen Center (reprise); Shadow Meridian. Eponymous Cycle I; II; III. CD 2: The Depths In Slow Motion I - IV; After Depths.

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Sonicwonderland

Label: Telarc Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Wanted; Sonicwonderland; Polaris; Go Go; Up; Reminiscence (feat. Oli Rockberger); Trial and error; Utopia; Bonus stage.


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