William Adam is one of those names in the trumpet world whose name invokes terms like "inspirational" and "caring". His list of successful students is only surpassed by the list of his admirable qualities as a teacher and human being. He was a guy who truly inspired his students in many different ways and all of those who studied with him have a unique shared experience that they honor for life.
It is especially to be appreciated by both his past students and those of us who may not have studied directly with him, that Charley Davis has published A Tribute to William Adam, his Teachings and his Routines.
In this extensive book, Charley has gathered and presents, not only Bill Adams’ brew of musical materials, but specific instructions on playing them and a great deal of biographical and anecdotal reports that flesh out the atmosphere in which Adams did his teaching. This book could only be written by Adams’ own students and their contributions to this work are a fitting tribute to their admiration for the man.
For the rest of us too, having this source material made available is invaluable.
100 pages, coil bound, with contributions by Robert J. Baca, Gary Cordell, Diane Davis-Deckard, John Harbaugh, Larry Hall, Jerry Hey, Phil Jordan, James O’Banion, Dr. Karl Sievers, Robert Slack, Dr. George Tsoutsouris, and Gregory Wing.