David R. Adler

David R.’s Contributions


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"


08/01/13    Concerts

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

Revelatory orchestral performance at NYC’s Jazz Standard


06/27/13    Features

Tony Malaby's Sound Studies

The saxophonist balances artistic daring and highly informed craftsmanship


06/17/13    Concerts

Vision Festival 18: Milford Graves

A Lifetime Achievement showcase for the drum legend in Brooklyn


05/05/13    Features

Chris Potter in Prime Time

The saxophonist reaches expressive new heights on his ECM leader debut


03/09/13    Features

Steve Kuhn: Remembering Tomorrow

At 75, a jazz piano giant reflects


01/14/13    Features

Meshell Ndegeocello: Master of the Mood

A career spent bridging musical worlds—with poise, and without compromise


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

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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.