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Adam Glasser is a London-based musician and composer who has played keyboards for, Martha Reeves, Jimmy Witherspoon, Hugh Masekhela, and Dudu Pukwana.
He is also one of the UK's leading chromatic harmonica players, appearing on many gigs, sessions and recordings:
He appeared at the NHL festival H2008.
New CD - Adam has just finished his new CD, launched on 17 July, 2008, at the 606 Club in London. It is called "Free at First" and features Adam on chromatic harmonica and keyboards accompanied by top London based jazz musicians Robin Aspland on piano, Steve Watts and Andy Hamill - bass and Tristan Mailliot - drums. Guest vocalists are Anita Wardell ( BBC awarding winning vocalist) and legendary south african township vocalist Pinise Saul. The material on the album consists of 13 tracks of originals and jazz standards arranged and produced by Adam. You can hear some of the tracks on Adam's MySpace site
Here are some videos of Adam playing piano and harmonica.
Keyboards/contributing composer: The Africans (BBC1) - Musicians in Exile C4) - Battle of the Bikes (C4.)
Harmonica on: Stand and Deliver (BBC1) - Stardust (ITV Carlton).
Theatre work includes:
Harmonica in: "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Shakespeare's Globe 2002) - "Scenes from the Big Picture", "His Girl Friday" (National Theatre 2003).
Has worked with the following composers on feature films:
Christopher Young (Hard Rain" with Toots Thielemans) - Howard Shore (eXistenZ) & (Chinese Coffee) - Edward Shearmur (Jakob the Liar) - Jamshied Sharifi (Muppets in Space) - Mark Thomas (The Big Tease) - Steven McLoughlin/ Damon Gough (About the Boy) - Elliot Goldenthal (The Honest Thief).
Major gigs include:
Joe Zawinul, Sting, The Eurythmics, BBC Concert Orchestra.
Numerous pop and jazz session recordings include:
Zizi Possi (Bossa for Universal Artists, Brazil) - John Cacavas (Album for Zomba Records) - Dominic Miller (Second Nature) - Geoff Gascoigne (White Christmas) - Antonio Forcione (Meeting in London) - Alison Limerick (With a Twist) - Carl Orr (Absolute Freedom featuring Billy Cobham).
Reviews of his music include:
"Excellent Toots Style harmonica... ", JAZZ UK - "...lucid harmonica..equally lucid piano", Glasgow Herald - "...that brilliant harmonica player", WHAT'S ON - "...a wonderful harmonica player", Howard Shore, composer, quoted in Music from the Movies
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