Pianist Adam Bodine balances knife-sharp melodic precision with humorous wordplay on new CD
June 16, 2011 (Boulder County, CO) Written by Robert Sutton. Everybody remembers their first time. For composer/pianist Adam Bodine, his earliest recording was not engraved by creative genius or stainless professionalism. "My stomach hurt from laughing so hard," Bodine revealed.
Bodine and a group of high-school chums had decided to, well, ingest some interesting substances and preserve the memory on a four-track tape recorder. "We busted out some acoustic guitars and just jammed hysterically, improvising upon nonsense for several hours."
While such irreverent experimentation can't be found on Bodine's second album, Blue Mud, his playful sense of humor can still be sensed in a few of the song titles: "Lust at Second Sight"; "Gawk on the Mild Side"; "Brown Bag Launch."
Bodine is a funny man.
He's also seriously talented. On Blue Mud, Bodine's knife-sharp melodic precision is vividly presented in cut after cut. The shimmering piano on "Brown Bag Launch" has a hypnotic pull; it is stunningly beautiful. The depth of Bodine's playing encompasses a wide area, from the jubilant hooks in "Ricochet Rations" to the scenic beauty of "Gawk on the Mild Side." The classically trained Bodine is joined on Blue Mud by bassist Kalin Capra and drummer Luke Emig, the two musicians who complete his trio.
While some artists are made, an argument could be made that Bodine was destined to become one, even before his particular egg was hatched. "Initially, I'd say that being born was what fueled my interest in becoming a musician," Bodine explained. "As long as I can remember, creating and listening to music have been such fundamental, instinctive components of my existence. It's in my blood. Accordingly, I must consider myself a lifelong musician. Although I suppose I could retract those statements back even further and reveal that the initial fueling of my musical beginnings stem back to my mother's womb. While I was in utero, she taught jazzercise."
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