...a fresh-sounding, soulful endeavor...(Shulman's) approach to playing and composing has the potential to reach a wide-ranging audience while remaining mindful of artistic integrity.
San Francisco pianist/composer Adam Shulman presents an album of post-bop-inspired original compositions performed by a sextet of some of the Bay Area's most prominent jazz musicians. With a hard swinging group aesthetic and close harmonic writing inspired by the classic groups of Horace Silver and Art Blakey, Here/There offers bright new vehicles that embrace history while adding to the legacy of one of America's great jazz communities. With Mike Olmos, Patrick Wolff, Rob Roth, Smith Dobson and John Wiitala.
1. Grant and Green 6:18
2. Shelby's Sojourn 8:49
3. For an Unknown Lady 10:19
4. Katy 7:39
5. Pearl and Bruno 8:25
6. Dirty 7:42
7. Apartment 6 6:02
8. Easy Living 6:26
Produced by Adam Shulman
Recorded by Dan Feiszli at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley CA
Mixed by Dan Feiszli at What's for Lunch
Mastered by Ken Lee at Ken Lee Mastering, Oakland, CA
Session photograph by Dan Feiszli
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
A jazz piano man that has the ability to write flawlessly for horns, Shulman steps into the spotlight for a change and leads the next generation of San Francisco jazzbos in a wild, post bop romp in a date that shows chops, sly humor and loads of high octane great playing. Proving what a powerful source pent up energy is, Shulman is here to show th ...
Jazz Society of Oregon (Tree Palmedo)
Pianist Adam Shulman's group is another collection of accomplished straight-ahead players, in this case all based in San Francisco. The music here is reminiscent of Joe Henderson's 1960s repertoire, with ample Elvin Jones-esque swing and Afro- Cuban grooves. On the opener, "Grant and Green," which is named after a beloved watering hole near Coit To ...
Jazz Weekly (George W. Harris)
Do you miss the sounds of vintage Blue Note albums by the likes of The Jazz Messengers? Fear not-pianist Adam Shulman sounds like a hard bop oasis as he brings together Mike Olmos/tp, Patrick Wolff/as, Rob Roth/ts, John Wiitala/b and Smith Dobson/dr for a wonderfully hard hitting and swinging session. The three horn front line sound like bridled st ...
Chicago Jazz Magazine (Hrayr Attarian)
Bass trumpeter Ryan Shultz's debut as a leader, Hair Dryers, is an enjoyable look back at the jazz-fusion movement. A heavily electrified atmosphere envelops the songs that the group interprets with a deft balance of elegance and an organic vigor. Shultz, who penned most of the music, wields his instrument with remarkable agility and coaxes out of ...
Improvijazzation Nation (Rotcod Zzaj)
Adam's high-flying piano leads one of those jazz experiences where once the first note is played, the music charges ahead (with vigor) and never stops! He's joined by Mike Olmos (trumpet), Patrick Wolff (alto sax), Rob Roth (tenor sax), John Wiltala (bass) and Smith Dobson (drums), and they just KICK on the splendid 6:19 opener, "Grant and Green"â ...
Jazz Weekly (George Harris)
Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington equally divide up the writing chores while the former plays trumpet and the latter baritone sax on this exciting big band album. The Lington tunes include an elliptical post bop "Two Views" with punchy horn sections and a fiery bass trombone delivery by Josh Brown, while moody shadows features some rich baritone sax and ...