Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Three of A Mind

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Three of A Mind

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Adam Birnbaum

Three Of A Mind

Daedalus Records DR001

Adam Birnbaum (p) Doug Weiss (b) Al Foster (d). Brooklyn, NYC, May 24, 2012

Binary/Dream Waltz/Thirty-Three/Brandyn/Rockport Moon/Stutterstep/ Kizuna/Dream Song # 1: Huffy Henry/Ooh What You Do To Me. TT 57:30

This Boston native has become one of the fine young jazz piano players around New York City and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and in 2003 he completed graduate artist studies at Juilliard. Adam has appeared on many record sessions but only a few as a leader. I think this is his first domestic release as a leader, the others being issued in Japan. Mr. Birnbaum has worked as a sideman with many players including but not limited to Greg Osby, Wallace Roney, Al Foster, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Orchestra. He has worked at several jazz festivals including Spoleto in Italy and Montreal in Canada.

His two sidemen consist of Doug Weiss on bass and the famous Al Foster on drums. Al has worked with so many greats and near greats that it would take most of this page to list them all. He has appeared on over 300 recording sessions and has worked all over the place. Weiss, on the other hand, is a younger man, growing up in Chicago. …

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