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Lincoln Adler – Tabula Rasa

Since my review about Lincoln Adler’s album Grateful ten years have passed. A period that changes people and sometimes also their music. Of course, one cannot shed one’s past like a cloak. Experiences, abilities, influences, origins continue to shape you. But one can try to renew oneself. In case of saxophonist Lincoln Adler, this attempt is called Tabula Rasa.

The Latin expression tabula rasa (tabula “board” and rasa “scraped”, radere “scraped”) originally referred to a wax-covered writing board that was smoothed by scraping off the writing and can be rewritten like a blank sheet of paper. Figuratively, it means clearing the air and starting from scratch.

Lincoln Adler ventures a new beginning with a fresh band consisting of Erik Jekabson (trumpet, flugelhorn), Mike Blankenship (keyboards), Scott Thompson (bass) and Aaron Green (drums). Tabula Rasa is a digital EP with five tracks, all written and arranged by Lincoln with the except of the cover Red Clay.

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Lincoln Adler – Tabula Rasa

Lincoln Adler is a composer, performer, producer and engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His latest releases aim to bring a bit of lightness and levity to help folks get their social distance groove on. He is proud to announce the release of Tabula Rasa – the quintet collection of his latest music. Featuring the amazing artistry of Erik Jekabson on trumpet, Mike Blankenship on keys, Scott Thompson on bass, and Aaron Green on drums. For Lincoln, it’s truly a dream-come-true to be able to record these amazing players and have his songs expressed so beautifully. He hopes you get as much enjoyment from listening as he did making it.

The new album is available on bandcamp.

Lincoln Adler – Grateful

Saxophonist Lincoln Adler was a member of the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, featuring actor/pianist Jeff Goldblum. He formed the contemporary jazz band Times 4 releasing the albums Seductivity (2005), Relations (2006), and Eclipse (2010).

He has already released several solo albums like Dream (1996), Short Stories (1997), Are You In There (1999) and Sax Therapy (2004). While Lincoln lives his jazzy roots with his band Times 4, he is going more commercial after his own words on his solo projects. Following this concept Lincoln Adler offers with his new album Grateful (2011) more mellow tones.

To create an environment of healing and relaxation is his intention. He is perfectly supported by Russ Gold (drums) and G Koop (acoustic and electric guitars) approaching this goal. To create an intimate atmosphere, in which Lincoln’s sensitive sax can blossom, his fellow-musicians stretches out for a peaceful instrumentation. That way Grateful grows with great sensitivity.

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Lincoln Adler – Grateful

With his fifth album release, Grateful, San Francisco Bay Area-based producer, composer and saxophonist Lincoln Adler delivers a fresh helping of instrumental, down-tempo melodic tracks. Consisting of ten original compositions composed expressly for this project, the album is a collection of music that is subtle, sensuous, at times a bit funky, and stripped down to the bare necessities.

As a trained bodyworker himself, Adler has been in search of the perfect accompaniment for massage sessions. His last CD in this realm, Sax Therapy, was a hit with many Bay Area bodyworkers and their clients. With Grateful, Adler takes the concept to a higher level, with more attention given to creating an environment conducive to healing and relaxation.

The album has a wonderfully human feel, with a lyricism that is rarely heard in music of this style.

Lincoln Adler comments: “I’m excited to announce my new album, Grateful, is exclusively available right here until September 20th. At that time it’ll be officially released to the world of iTunes and all the big eStores. I’m fortunate to have the beautiful art of Julie Ann Accornero for my cover. “