Andy Adamson driving precision jazz Andy Adamson Quintet – First Light

Andy Adamson driving precision jazz Andy Adamson Quintet – FIRST LIGHT:  Though my first Google search listed Andy’s work as “avant-garde jazz”, it’s far more accessible than that… his jazz piano work is solid throughout each of the nine all-original tunes… just listen to the tasty rhythms and interplay between each of the instruments on the 6:01 “Corner Store” to get a feel for the “real energy” that Andy and his stellar quintet project – just a SUPER tune, & the sax on this one will ROCK your ears!

Andy’s high-talent lineup of players includes Brennan Andes (acoustic and electric bass); Drummer Jonathan Taylor; Dan Bennett on saxophone and Ross Huff (trumpet) joining in for a solo on Sunny Side Up, which is the longest tune on the album, and the perfect closer for the album… it’s the longest track on the album (6:28), and gives each member of the quintet their chance to shine most brilliantly – Ross’s trumpet will penetrate right on down deep in your jazz soul, folks – I just LOVED this tune!

There was no question in my mind what my pick for personal favorite was going to be, & that’s not just because it opened the CD… Andy’s composition, “First Light“, shows talent and energy that few jazz piano players on the scene have today… if this one doesn’t carry you right away to jazz heaven – you’re not the jazz fan you claim to be!  This track is ALREADY on my iPhone – & it will STAY there permanently.  Andy and his fantastic quintet get a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99.  Get more information about Andy on the Andy Adamson website.         Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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