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Flaneur

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: First Walk: Archives; Hard Request; We'll See; Numeral. Second Walk: Before You Know It; Grafica; Offerings; Silhouette.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Adkins Quartet: Flaneur

Read "Flaneur" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Canadian saxophonist Michael Adkins' third album, and his second on Hat Hut, Flaneur, arrives in a shroud of mystery. Back in 2008, Adkins released his debut for Hat Hut records, Rotator, but as it is turns out, he recorded another album the same year. It seems incredibly prolific, but it took ten years before it was ...

Paul Motian: Zen Brushstrokes

Read "Paul Motian: Zen Brushstrokes" reviewed by Tom Greenland

Larry Gelb America Is Free ImaginMusic 2008 George Garzone Among Friends Stunt Records 2009 Michael Adkins Quartet Rotator Hat Hut 2008 Ed Schuller & ...

Rotator

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Rotator; Their May Wings; Silent Screen; Pearl 21; Forena; Encrypted; Number Five; Reflection.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Adkins: Rotator

Read "Rotator" reviewed by Budd Kopman

From its very first notes, Rotator, by tenor saxophonist Michael Adkins, makes an extremely strong statement. It is a wonderful record, truly engaging, with so much happening without the slightest hint of congestion, that once over, it almost demands an immediate replay. This is an important recording for the simple reason that the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Adkins Quartet: Rotator

Read "Rotator" reviewed by Chris May

A gigantic album from an extraordinary “new" tenor saxophonist. Rotator is actually Michael Adkins' second disc as leader, but his first--Infotation (Semblance Records, 2005), recorded back in 2000 and five years finding a label--slipped under the radar of many listeners. Thirty-something Adkins, brought up around Detroit but based in New York since 1998, seems to have ...

Infotation

Label: Semblance Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Infotation; Code; Juxtapiece; Close At Hand; Loop; A Gate In Spring; Tres Olive; Stir.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Adkins: Infotation

Read "Infotation" reviewed by Mark Corroto

For every John Coltrane, there is a Hank Mobley; every Dizzy Gillespie has a Dizzy Reece. Not every tenor saxophonist can be Joe Lovano these days, especially when so very few listeners follow current jazz happenings. Players like Lovano and tenor saxophonist Michael Adkins, who are technically adept at their instrument, tend to take ...


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