Adam Rapa | Life on the Road

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Life on the Road

by Adam Rapa

The LA Times calls Adam Rapa, "a Jazz wizard," the Tampa Tribune, "a musician who could put more famous hornblowers to shame," the San Antonio Express-News, "funny and sexy," and the Sacramento Bee raves of "brassy nirvana."
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Calypso
4:57 $0.99
2. A Freaky Night in Tunisia
8:17 $0.99
3. Blue in Green
6:24 $0.99
4. Once Upon a Time
5:31 $0.99
5. Ode to Joy
9:20 $0.99
6. Dissent
3:27 $0.99
7. 50 Pumps
5:13 $0.99
8. Poopy Pants Blues
3:07 $0.99
9. Goldmine
2:54 $0.99
10. Song for Jozak
5:06 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Word of Adam Rapa's trumpet playing has spread like wild fire around the globe in recent years. He's become recognized internationally as a star on the rise, possessing both blazing technical skills and great emotional depth.

A featured guest artist and master-clinician at the 2008 International Trumpet Guild conference and the 2007 & 2008 National Trumpet Competition, Rapa's also established himself as a world-class educator who brings as much excitement and inspiration to the classroom as he does the stage.

Adam is grateful to have shared the stage and/or recorded with Grammy Award winners Nicholas Payton & Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Doc Severinsen, Mnozil Brass, Soulive, The New Life Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Eric Reed, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Cyrus Chestnut, Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman, and many other great artists over the years.

Adam looks forward to a long career of producing innovative and inspiring musical and theatrical experiences, and contributing to the greater good through the medium of art.

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Natalie Dungey

I LOVE THIS CD! I listen to it every day. My favorite is Calypso. I want to play just like Adam Rapa! Buy it! You will love it too!

Bruce Robin

Not to be Missed!
I highly recommend this CD for all, and particularly for trumpet players. Adam Rapa brings a fresh, innovative approach to the instrument, and to each performance on this disc. "Calypso" and "Song for Josak" are my personal favorites.

Dan Page

Energy, Enthusiam, Excellence!!!
I highly recommend this album for its creativity and commitment to communicate with joy. Adam's a great musician who plays the trumpet really. really well. The songs sizzle and well, yes, they sing! If you're a trumpet player looking for something that will inspire and motivate you, here it is. (Hey, even if you're not a trumpet player, you'll be inspired and motivated!) And, you'll find yourself just enjoying Adam's ability along the way. It's a great project. I hope it's the first of many. Get it. You won't be disappointed.

Stanley So

Great CD
Great Jazz, Excellent sound effects!


Excellent CD
Un album vraiment réussi, ou l\'on retrouve bien le style Adam Rapa. Excellent trompettiste, vivement un deuxième CD !!

George Mikuchonis

It's got it all!!!
This CD has got it all. It's energetic, smooth, fun and technical. I blast Poopy Pants Blues on my way to work in the morning to get me fired up. Blue in Green on the way home. It's all good, just a great CD. Adam, you are my 15 year old son Mitchell's hero. Keep doing what your doing. You help keep him focused. Love the CD.