Tuesday, July 11, 2017

USA: Adam Rogers DICE (ADRAJ RECORDS 2017)

Modern jazz virtuosity combusts with a raw, eclectic mixture of rock, funk, blues, country and R&B in a volatile combination that evokes the gritty street sounds of a bygone New York on the self-titled debut release by Adam Rogers DICE.

“DICE” features Adam Rogers - Guitar, Fima Ephron - Bass and Nate Smith - Drums: three of the most dynamic, versatile and sought after musicians in the world of improvised music today. The sound of the group reflects the varied influences of Jazz, Funk, Rock and experimental music that have imbued Adam’s musical sphere since first picking up the guitar. Being a product of the 1960s and 70s musical landscape, Adam’s initial musical inspirations were The Beatles and the sounds of R+B that were pervasive at the time – The Temptations, The Four Tops, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes – to later subsuming the immense influence of Jimi Hendrix, the blues masters and the music of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. He has crafted a body of work for the group that, through his kaleidoscopic lens, sonically and musically refracts his musical history into a cohesive, groove laden musical concept.