David R. Adler

David R.’s Contributions


10/04/12    Features

Kenny G: Good Humor Man

The mega-selling musician on his audience, the demise of smooth & his new comedy career


10/03/12    Features

Crossing Over: Is Smooth Jazz Dead?

David Adler on the sad state of a once-thriving format


09/02/12    Features

John Pizzarelli: Family Guy

The son of the great Bucky Pizzarelli has followed his own path


04/25/12    Features

Eddie Gomez: "I Love It All"

The supremely versatile and lyrical bassist on Evans, Corea, solo work and more


02/06/12    Features

Citizen Caine

Uri Caine: mind of a maestro, heart of a sideman


01/12/12    News

NEA Jazz Masters Concert 2012

A parade of jazz giants salutes the newest recipients of jazz's highest honor


12/19/11    Features

Michael Feinstein: Don't Call Him Cabaret

The keeper of the Great American Songbook—and one of jazz's most important allies


10/10/11    Features

Nicholas Payton: Where Raw Talent Meets Controversy

The wild world of jazz’s most provocative trumpeter


08/09/11    Features

Craig Taborn: Alone, at Last

On Avenging Angel, acclaimed sideman Craig Taborn makes an imposing solo piano statement


06/13/11    Features

Donny McCaslin: Big Love

Kind, dependable and diligent, Donny McCaslin is also a supremely gifted technician and an endlessly curious improviser—a certified player's player. But for the 44-year-old family man, chops aren't the point. McCaslin is trying to move people.

May 2011    Features

String Kings: Guitar Exhibit at Met in NYC

The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates the artisans of the archtop guitar


April 2011    Overdue Ovation

Kermit Driscoll: A Resolution Realized

Bassist talks with David R. Adler about latest album and what he's had to overcome in recent years

March 2011    Features

Henry Threadgill: Be Ever Out

Stunning recent recordings and two weighty box sets help tell the story of Henry Threadgill, an unstoppable American original.


June 2010    Features

David S. Ware: After the Storm

Still coping with the aftermath of a kidney transplant, David S. Ware forges ahead with solo saxophone, a new trio and a return to the Vision Festival this summer


03/08/10    Features

Pat Metheny: Welcome to the Machine

Combining a yen for solo projects and a career-long immersion in music technology, Pat Metheny explores another frontier: “orchestrionics”


January/February 2010    Features

Matthew Shipp: Song of Himself

As his 50th birthday approaches, Matthew Shipp upholds the avant-garde ideal with a new solo piano album and a creative temperament as restless as ever

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