Agrell, The Horn Call Magazine (publication
of the International Horn Society)
"Unsworth, whose day job happens to be with the Philadelphia
Orchestra, sounds completely at home with the jazz language of these
compositions. He uses every color of the sonic rainbow, with cascades
of sounds, now in the stratosphere, now way down low, now glissing
or leaping instantaneously between the two.... Astounding, infectious
Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer
comes Adam Unsworth, a horn player with the Philadelphia Orchestra
and a Temple instructor who has an unusual desire to swing. With
a sound mellower and stiffer than a trombone, Unsworth darts around
enough to make a vivid impact...."
Daily News (Philadelphia)
"Ask musicians around town, and they'll tell
you that hornist Adam Unsworth is a monster player. This member
of the Philadelphia Orchestra (since 1998) and the Temple University
faculty is also a rare musician who can play in the jazz and classical
album...includes...music that is not strictly classifiable (hooray
for that), but which comes across as heartfelt and eloquent."
LA Jazz Scene
solos are full of colorful and melodic ideas with episodic yet logical
development, putting Unsworth at the top of his small field of major
jazz French hornists."
Kase, All About Jazz
"Unsworth's debut recording does what
the best jazz should do by asking questions, shunning orthodoxy
and predictability and having a few laughs along the way. His virtuosity
is undeniable...Unsworth and his group have created something rare
and distinctive." more
"...the thing that really took my breath
away (pun intended) is what Unsworth can do on the horn all by himself.
With a single melodic line, he bends, he grooves, he twists, he
turns, and you never miss the rhythm section." more
Berryman, Jazz Police
"This unusual configuration of horn, violin,
bass clarinet and flute, vibraphone, bass, and drums creates an
unique sound, and the performance combines classical chamber music
elements with improvisation." more
Phil Collins of CCM,
Adam Unsworth, RE: Masterclass, performance, lecture.
Unsworth, Defying Convention" All
WHYY's Radio Times Philadelphia with Marty Moss-Coane
with Jill Pasternack, WRTI 90.1 FM Philadelphia.
Release, 2006: Philadelphia Orchestra hornist makes jazz debut with