October 23rd, 2008
Brian Adler, with Four Across at Tula’s Restaurant, Wednesday, October 22 & Thursday, October 23
One of the most promising jazz quartets now on the scene, Four Across makes its Earshot Jazz Festival debut presenting forward-thinking, sensitive jazz that blends folk melody, South American grooves, and New Orleans spirit. With Carmen Staaf on piano, Josh Deutsch on trumpet/flugelhorn, Kendall Eddy on bass, and Brian Adler on drums, this collection of New England Conservatory graduates, many with Seattle ties, released its first album, Four Across, earlier this year and is fresh off an east coast tour.
New York-based drummer Brian Adler is known for his delicate, sparse, and earthy sound and his creative compositional style that incorporates ancient texts. Well versed in jazz, folk, and music of the avant-garde and India, Adler has performed with Ran Blake, Dave “Fuze” Fiuczynski, Erik Lawrence, Kate McGarry, Stomu Takeishi, and Ray Vega. Adler is the backbone of the Prana Trio and is the founder of Circavision Productions, a record label, publishing house, and production company.
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Photograph by editorial photographer Daniel Sheehan a photojournalist who specializes in portrait photography and photojournalism for publications and corporations. He is also a wedding photojournalist with a subtle, unobtrusive, story-telling approach creating artistic documentary Seattle wedding photography.