Soloist and recording artist Adam Unsworth is Associate Professor of Horn at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a performer he is dedicated to commissioning and performing works of living composers, with a goal of expanding repertoire and redefining the boundaries of the horn.

His new CD release, Snapshots, on Equilibrium Records, is a compilation of previously unrecorded music, much of which Adam commissioned since starting at Michigan in 2007. Currently he is anticipating the release of Balance, a jazz recording for horn, jazz quintet, and chamber orchestra, which features arrangements of his original compositions.

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Next Step

© 2008 Adam Unsworth

Tracks

1. Eleanor's Here (9:02) -Unsworth
2. Next Step (8:53) -Unsworth
3. I Love You (5:39) -Cole Porter
4. On The Way Up (8:00) -Unsworth
5. Tadpole Tussle (4:42) -Unsworth
6. Find Your Way (4:08) -Unsworth
7. Open Sky (7:18) -Thimmig
8. Badinerie (5:02) -JS Bach
9. A Bolt From the Blue (5:49) -Thimmig
10. You Don't Know What Love Is (6:04) -Ray, DePaul

Adam Unsworth
Tony Miceli
Brian Howell

Tony Deangelis
Les Thimmig

horn
vibraphone
bass
drums
flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone


Credits

NEXT STEP co-produced by Adam Unsworth and John Vanore Recorded by John Vanore, assistance by Glen Carty Mixed and Mastered by Acoustical Concepts, Inc. Recorded at Widener University Studios, Chester, PA Dec. 21-22, 2007

Adam Unsworth plays a Kortesmaki single Bb horn on this recording. Thanks to Karl Hill for this extraordinary instrument.

Tony Miceli uses AMT microphones and Balter mallets.

Many thanks to John Vanore for his many hours, his dedication to the music, and for making this recording happen.

Thanks to Les, Tony, Brian, and Tony D. for their fine work and musicianship. Also to my family - Amy, Ian, Eleanor and Graham for their patience and support.

Artwork and design by Austin Unsworth

Adam Unsworth photos by Sue Burrough at Sue B Photography Studio Photos by John Vanore