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Ben Adams has natural talent and a rare incisiveness that has enabled him to create a sublime sound on the vibraphone. He produces tones and rhythms on his instrument that range between such distinctive features as delicate sensitivity to passionate, explosive energy. With acute artistry and versatility, Ben demonstrates the subtleties of a variety of diverse musical genres. He has recently recorded an album as a bandleader that features his deeply illuminating jazz compositions.
Born in 1976, it was at the age of five that Ben Adams began his musical explorations by playing the piano
by Jerry D'Souza
The vibraphone is not often a lead instrument, but Ben Adams brings it up front on this quintet outing featuring an erudite set of tunes that he wrote. The music breathes through several harmonic patterns, which makes it interesting all the way. The musicians contribute to make the experience all the more absorbing, maintaining focus and ...
by Dan McClenaghan
It's difficult to describe an ensemble that's built around a vibraphone without using words like glowing" or luminous." Thanks to the mallet prowess of Steve Nelson, Dave Holland's bands, big and small, have those shining qualities. And so does Ben Adams' quintet on Old Thoughts for a New Day.Adams and his group shape their ...
By Ben Adams
Label: Self Produced
Track listing: 1. Sextet number one 2. Interlude for solo violin 3. Sextet number two 4. Interlude for solo cello 5. Sextet number three 6. Sextet number four 7. Postlude for solo vibraphone
by Mark F. Turner
The art of effective music composition should combine the vision and execution of the composer and artist, with some regard for the listening audience. Ben Adams Sextet's Music for Six features some beautiful and complex compositions by modern composer Todd Brindley Hershberger. Hershberger and Adams, both longtime friends and colleagues from Kansas, collaborated to create a ...