Saxophonist, composer, and author Adam Larson has garnered worldwide critical acclaim for his music, garnering numerous awards that distinguish him as one of the most promising artists of his generation. He is the author of Leaps & Sounds: 12 Contemporary Etudes for Jazz Saxophone - Volumes I and II , and Conversation Starters: 180 pieces of Jazz Vocabulary. Adam maintains an impressive portfolio of commissioned ensemble writing for school jazz ensembles, and his thorough commitment to this thing called Jazz finds him working as a clinician and master class presenter at high schools and Universities.
‘the sort of jazz musician who gets flagged early on as a promising talent and then hustles to meet every requirement for success’ (Nate Chinen)
Adam’s fifth solo album - Listen With Your Eyes - will be released here at Ropeadope on September 6, 2019, and features Fabian Almazan on piano and keys, Matt Clohesy on electric bass, and Jimmy Macbride on drums. The sound is polished just enough, with Adam’s introspective tone moving through a pallette of emotion that we can all relate to. Listen With Your Eyes has a soothing quality, invoking calm in a turbulent time.