Ever wonder what it’s like to be transplanted from balmy Texas and Louisiana to the coldest city in the continental United States?
How did he go from the gigging life in Texas to the US Navy and finally into a life in academia?
We talk about this and much more, including:
- traditional jazz bass lines and what notes were really being played
- confessions from a former string neurotic
- what surprised Adam the most about academia
- Stefon Harris and his description of scales as a collection of emotions
- hanging up on Milt Hinton… and then watching Jeopardy with him
- not just creating great bassists, but creating great people
Links to check out:
- Adam’s website
- gear reviews from Adam
- Unraveled Rival (Adam’s album) on iTunes
- Adam’s University of Minnesota Duluth faculty page
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