Adam Hopkins’ Crickets Reviewed Ahead of Pittsburgh Performance

Source: Pittsburgh Current.

Adam Hopkins says Crickets, his debut as a band leader, could have been a rock-trio record. The Baltimore-born bassist spent his high school years playing indie rock that owed a good deal to Pavement, Nirvana and the Dismemberment Plan.

During his senior year, though, he started to uncover a new musical world when he began studying upright bass. Now a resident of Brooklyn, he composed Crickets, the first release on his Out Of Your Head label, with a mind to merge his musical past with a group that includes three saxophones, all blown by experienced free jazz musicians. In his hands, these two styles work together naturally.