Terry Adams (musician)

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Terry Adams (2007 at Harpo's, Victoria; Photo: Guy MacPherson)

Terry Douglas Adams (born August 14, 1948 in Louisville (Kentucky) ) is an American fusion musician ( keyboards , composition ), who was best known as a member of NRBQ .

Live and act

Adams, whose brother Donn is also a musician, first played in various rock groups in Louisville, where he also met the guitarist Steve Ferguson, with whom he went to Florida . There they met the bass player Joey Spampinato, the drummer Tom Staley and the singer Frank Gadler, with whom they founded NRBQ in 1967 . The group then moved to New York City , where they received a recording deal in 1969. Adams is still a member of the band, toured with her regularly and was involved in all of the band's albums. Carla Bley also brought him into her group, with whom he can be heard on the albums European Tour 1977 , Musique Mechanique , but also on the recordings of Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports (1979). In 1995 he released the jazz album Terrible under his own name , on which he paid tribute to musicians like Sun Ra and Gary Windo . With Iggy Pop he wrote the song Evil California , which was also used in the soundtrack of the movie Short Cuts (where he also accompanied Annie Ross in the Low Note quintet ). According to Tom Lord , between 1977 and 1996 he participated in 21 jazz recording sessions.

Discographic notes

  • Terry Adams Terrible (New World Records, 1995, with Jim Hoke, Marshall Allen , Noel Scott, Dave Gordon, Tyrone Hill , Roswell Rudd , Donn Adams, Jim Gordon, Johnny Spampinato, John Sebastian , Joey Spampinato, Greg Cohen , Pete Toigo, Tom Ardolino, Bobby Previte )
  • Terry Adams & Steve Ferguson Louisville Sluggers (Clang !, 1996)
  • Terry Adams & Marshall Allen Ten by Two (Edisun, 1996-97)
  • Rhythm Spell (Clang !, 2007)
  • Love Letter to Andromeda (Clang !, 2008)
  • Holy Tweet (Clang !, 2009)
  • The Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet Crazy 8’s (Clang !, 2010)
  • Talk Thelonious (Clang !, 2015)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Liner Notes (New World Records 80473). Retrieved May 18, 2019 .
  2. Tom Lord: The Jazz Discography
  3. Review Ten by Two , JazzTimes 6/2005