Marc Adler | Introducing Jazz Flutist Marc Adler

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Introducing Jazz Flutist Marc Adler

by Marc Adler

His thoughtful and individualistic approach to improvisation on the flute and composition and his full rich sound which can be both beautiful and hard-edged; they are all featured in this remarkable sample of his quartet, quintet and sextet ensembles.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Autumn Smiles
8:18 album only
2. Austin's Antics
7:50 album only
3. Ode To Joe Farrell
10:58 album only
4. Simone
7:42 album only
5. Poignant Desire
7:16 album only
6. Thoughts of You
5:24 album only
7. F Street
6:18 album only


Album Notes
Marc Adler
Jazz Improvisation & Composition
Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo & Bamboo Flutes
Welcome and thank you for taking a moment to check out my music! I've compiled this CD of original compositions from various recordings I had made. Three settings are featured: quartet, quintet and sextet. My primary musical focus is in the area of straight-ahead jazz and I have tried to develop a style of flute playing that is conducive to expressing a wide range of emotion.
I was classically trained and employ all of the concepts and techniques that are emphasized in such training along with some of my own less traditional techniques. I enjoy exploring the infinite harmonic and melodic possibilities that being involved in jazz allows and never tire of revisiting harmonic progressions and "tunes" that I have embraced over the years while continually learning and composing new works.
Although still quite unknown in the jazz world I was, nevertheless, fortunate to have received Jazz Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts which enabled me to record and perform in ways I would otherwise not have been able to afford.
If you decide to purchase my CD, I would like provide you with a small gesture of my appreciation: a transcription of my improvised solo in "Autumn Smiles". If you do not play the flute or an instrument then perhaps you could pass it along to a musician friend as there is no additional charge for the solo.
Thank you once again and I wish you much success in all of your endeavors!
Below are excerpts of reviews of some of my recordings and performances.

Cadence Magazine: By David Dupont. (On "Flute Improvisations"). "...Adler and cohorts cover in fine fashion a lot of ground - from the high spirited bop of the leader's own "Thoughts of You" and "F" Street, which sounds like something from Thad Jones' pen , to the impressionism of pianist Bob Gold's "If On A Winter's Night", and Robert Claire's "Distant Trains". Adler also contributed a medium tempo ballad "Autumn Smiles", that introduces the piquant blend of flugelhorn and flute, the contemporary waltz "Ode to J.F." and a Latin piece, "Simone", which features a torrid piccolo solo from the leader. Adler displays his well-founded confidence by closing with a solo alto flute version of "'Round Midnight" that more than holds its own among the many recent renditions of the oft-played tune. A fitting ending to an enjoyable date."

The Boston Phoenix: By Norman Weinstein. (On "Flute Improvisations"). "...the beauty of his tone (an impressive achievement when you realize how thoughtfully he improvises on piccolo and alto flute) marks him as a talent to watch."

The Trenton Times: By Curt Yeske. (On "Flute Improvisations"). "A musical thread throughout the album is Adler's individualistic approach to improvisation. His full rich tone and the use of special effects allow him to create an assortment of thoughtful and energetic solos."

The New Jersey Star Ledger: By George Kanzler. (On a live concert at Joe's Mill Hill in Trenton, New Jersey). "Leader Adler is a flute player; not a saxophonist who doubles on flute, but rather a flutist who doubles on the deeper register alto flute. Last Saturday, Adler's velvety alto flute and Ponomarev's [Valery Ponomarev] crystalline trumpet tones blended shimmeringly on Clare Fisher's famous bossa nova standard, "Invitation" and the flute/trumpet combination brought a bright glowing quality to the scampering hard-bop line of Benny Golson's "Stablemates". Adler also contributed an elegiac ballad, "Ode To J.F" ...Adler's brooding, almost ethereal solo was impressively framed by drummer Butch Reed's sensitive cymbals..."



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