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Old Thoughts For A New Day

Label: Lunar Module Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Avery's Bedtime Song; Conversation With Martin; Patron Saint of Lost Causes; The Actual; Sheltered Circle; Old Thoughts For A New Day; Pocket Fiction; Ghost at Infancy; Sea of Cortez.

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Ben Adams Quintet: Old Thoughts For A New Day

Read "Old Thoughts For A New Day" reviewed 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 ...

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Ben Adams Quintet: Old Thoughts For A New Day

Read "Old Thoughts For A New Day" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Ben Adams, originally from the Midwest, changed his music studies from drums to vibraphone. Later, in the mid-'90s, he studied at the Berklee School of Music with Dave Samuels, Dave Friedman and Victor Mendoza. Now based in San Francisco, the vibraphonist/composer has released a third album that displays his talents as both bandleader and writer. On ...

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Ben Adams Quintet: Old Thoughts for a New Day

Read "Old Thoughts for a New Day" reviewed 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 ...


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