Adam Meckler Orchestra

© Lydie Nesvadba

© Lydie Nesvadba

The Adam Meckler Orchestra (AMO) is an 18 piece ensemble that plays the original music of trumpeter and composer Adam Meckler. Though the band is founded in the traditions of jazz, it blends soul, R&B, hip-hop, and pop music to achieve it's unique and grooving sound. The AMO released their debut album "When The Clouds Look Like This" in 2014 to critical acclaim. Later that year, it was listed by iTunes as one of 2014's best jazz releases.

The AMO follows their debut release with “Magnificent Madness”, an album that explores collaborations with Hip Hop artists Toki Wright (Rhymesayers) and Harjinder (Fatbook), as well as vocalist Cameron Kinghorn (Nooky Jones), multi-Grammy award winning vocalist J.D. Steele (Prince, Donald Fagen, George Clinton, The Sounds of Blackness), and International trumpet soloist Rex Richardson. When not conducting the AMO, Adam performs regularly with The Hornheads (Prince), Youngblood Brass Band, Nooky Jones, and teaches trumpet and jazz at Macalester College, and MacPhail Center for Music. Meckler is an Edwards Instrument Co. Performing Artist and Clinician

Magnificent Madness

Release Date: May 3, 2019

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Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN January 13 and 14, 2018
Session Engineers: Adam Tucker, Nick Tveitbakk
Mixing Engineer: Jason McGlone
Produced By: Adam Meckler and JC Sanford
All songs composed by Adam Meckler except Track 7, which was composed by Rex Richardson, and arranged by Adam Meckler. 

Saxophones: Nelson Devereaux, David Hirsch, Ben Doherty, Shilad Sen, Angie Hirsch
Trumpets: Tom Krochock, Noah Ophoven-Baldwin, Sten Johnson, Elaine Burt
Trombones: Jeff Rinear, Nick Syman, Mason Hemmer, Lauren Husting 
Guitar: Ethen Elseth
Piano/Rhodes: Steven Hobert
Bass: Graydon Peterson
Drums: Adrian Suarez

Toki Wright: Vocals Track 5
Cameron Kinghorn: Vocals Track 5
Harjinder: Vocals Track 3
J.D. Steele: Vocals Track 3
Rex Richardson: Trumpet Solo Track 7