Half Notes: Terry Adams – Love Letter to Andromeda (2008)

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There’s something both endearing and inspiring about a musician who is just as comfortable hammering out meat & potatoes bar band tunes (see below) as he is living in the altered reality of Sun Ra. That man is Terry Adams. As one of the masterminds behind NRBQ — wait, you don’t have any of their records? Shame on you! — he’s made a metric ton of impossibly great rock records. But then there’s his other side. That of “out there” jazz. You don’t really get a hint of this if you listen to NRBQ’s stuff. This record features Terry on celesta and prepared piano. Sometimes, you’ve just got to take a chance.

‘Half Notes’ are quick-take thoughts on music from Something Else! Reviews, presented whenever the mood strikes us.

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Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski is a writer and music obsessive based out of the woods of central New Hampshire. A past contributor to Jazz.com, Blogcritics.org and Salon, he originated several of our weekly features including the Friday Morning Listen, (Cross the) Heartland, WTF! Wednesday, and Sparks Fly on E Street. Follow him on Twitter: @msaleski. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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