Adam Blackstone: Bass Benefactor

Blackstone’s “Little Drummer Boy,” plus excerpts of other songs from his Legacy albums

Adam Blackstone: Bass Benefactor

Blackstone’s “Little Drummer Boy,” plus excerpts of other songs from his Legacy albums

There aren’t many musicians whose 2024 started off with the following engagements: Saturday Night Live (with Justin Timberlake), the Grammys, the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Weekend, and The Recording Academy Honors. But we live in the age of Adam Blackstone, who has parlayed his serious groove and musicianship and easy-going, respectful demeanor into his present role as the most in-demand musical director on the planet. As if that isn’t schedule-stuffing enough, Blackstone also found time to record three solo albums within 13 months: Legacy [2022], The Legacy Experience (Live)[2023], and A Legacy Christmas [2023], all on his BASSic Black Entertainment label. The three sides are reflective of Adam’s career: expansive in musical styles — from gospel to rap to big band swing — with a wide array of guests, inluding Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin, Queen Latifah, Robert Glasper, Andra Day, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Keke Palmer, and John Scofield. Best of all
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Chris Jisi   By: Chris Jisi

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