Larson, Adam

Ropeadope, 2019CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 26.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 81
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Composer and saxophonist Adam Larson had a well-decorated career as amateur followed by Bachelors and Masters degrees with honors in Jazz Performance from The Manhattan School. Listen With Your Eyes is his fifth album as a leader and it is a winner. Adam plays here with his working band, a quartet featuring Fabian Almazan (keyboards), Matt Clohesy (b) and Jimmy MacBride (d). This is a fine combination of new jazz-fusion that swings, with elements of funk as on “False Pageantry” and ballads like the title track. It serves a true lens into Larson and his music. We like what we see.


Publicist: Two for the Show Media