David R. Adler

David R.’s Contributions


02/13/15    Before & After

Before & After With Ethan Iverson

Playing it straight


01/24/15    Features

The NYC-Based Justice for Jazz Artists Campaign

The pension plight


12/22/14    Features

Love Story: "Keep On Keepin' On"

A new Clark Terry documentary tells a sweet, inspiring tale


12/02/14    Before & After

Before & After with Nasheet Waits

On the virtues of his peers and the lessons of the masters


10/06/14    Features

Kris Davis: Good Citizen

The pianist-composer takes stock of her journey


07/30/14    Features

A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets in NYC

The power of two


05/30/14    Overdue Ovation

Overdue Ovation: Doug Wieselman

A protean sideman goes (literally) solo


05/24/14    Features

The Illustrious Jazz Past of Political Blogger Charles Johnson

From fusion to filibusters


12/13/13    Features

Home & Away with Gerald Cleaver

Avant-garde, swing & everything in between

10/30/13    Features

Jonathan Finlayson: The Chess Player

Trumpeter takes no prisoners on his highly anticipated debut


10/26/13    Features

Wallace Roney Premieres Wayne Shorter’s Long-Lost “Universe”

Previously unplayed music was written with Miles in mind


10/02/13    Features

Milford Graves: Sound and Vision

A lifetime achievement showcase for a drum great


08/28/13    Features

Four Classic Guitar-Duo Albums

When two necks are better than one


08/27/13    Features

Guitar Summit: A Chat with Nels Cline and Julian Lage

Two hundred percent power


08/18/13    Before & After

Before & After with David Gilmore

Listening with a guitarist who lives "in many different worlds"

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About David R. Adler


David R. Adler writes on music, politics and culture from his home in New York. His work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, JazzTimes, DownBeat, Jazziz, Slate, Time Out New York, The New York Times, Forward, The New Republic Online and many other outlets. David is also a "New York @ Night" columnist and regular contributor to The New York City Jazz Record (formerly All About Jazz-New York). His blog Lerterland can be found at blog.adlermusic.com.