Modern jazz virtuosity combusts with a raw, eclectic mixture of rock, funk, blues, country and R&B in a volatile combination that evokes the gritty street sounds of a bygone New York on the self-titled debut release by Adam Rogers DICE.
“DICE” features Adam Rogers - Guitar, Fima Ephron - Bass and Nate Smith - Drums: three of the most dynamic, versatile and sought after musicians in the world of improvised music today. The sound of the group reflects the varied influences of Jazz, Funk, Rock and experimental music that have imbued Adam’s musical sphere since first picking up the guitar. Being a product of the 1960s and 70s musical landscape, Adam’s initial musical inspirations were The Beatles and the sounds of R+B that were pervasive at the time – The Temptations, The Four Tops, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes – to later subsuming the immense influence of Jimi Hendrix, the blues masters and the music of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. He has crafted a body of work for the group that, through his kaleidoscopic lens, sonically and musically refracts his musical history into a cohesive, groove laden musical concept.
released June 16, 2017
Produced by ADAM ROGERS
Executive producers ADAM ROGERS & DANDRIDGE WOODWORTH
All compositions by Adam Rogers - Adro music (BMI) except "The Interlude" by Adam Rogers - Adro music (BMI),
Fima Ephron - Supreme Ultimate Music (BMI) & Nate Smith - Penelope's Boudoir Music (ASCAP) and "Crazy" by
Willie Nelson - Sony/ATV Tree publishing (BMI)
Recorded at Avatar Studios NYC October 17th and 18th, 2014
Engineered by Roy Hendrickson
Assistant engineer Timothy Marchiafava
Additional recording at Adam's Music NYC engineered by Adam Rogers. Mellotron recorded at Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, engineered by Nolan Thies. Mixed by Dave Darlington and Adam Rogers at Bass Hit NYC and Adam's Music NYC.
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom mastering
COVER DESIGN VALERIE TRUCCHIA
FRONT COVER PHOTOGRAPH "GRAND CENTRAL 1990" BY RICHARD SANDLER
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Fima and Nate for their incredible musicianship, friendship and perseverance. Soomi Kim for her support, inspiration, encouragement, advice, ears and honest appraisal. As always, Doug & Barbara Rogers and Eleanor & Michel Guiton. Dandridge Woodworth for his musical enthusiasm and support. Dave Darlington for his expertise, incredible vibe and time spent above and beyond. Scott Ellard and everyone at 55 bar NYC for providing us with a great place to play and develop the music over the years. And… thanks to New York City, MF…ers!!!