Guitarist Adam Rogers is best known as a modern jazz musician — he's released a number of albums under his own name in acoustic settings, and is frequently tapped as a sideman. But he's also made it a point to fuse that training with contemporary musical expressions — he was co-leader of the eclectic 1990s band Lost Tribe, after all. His new trio DICE, with electric bassist Fima Ephron and drummer Nate Smith, "highlights the influence of funk, rock and blues prevalent in [his] musical development," according to his website.
Full of skronky shredding and biting backbeats, Adam Rogers' DICE Trio played in a double bill with the Donny McCaslin Group at 92Y Tribeca in New York City on Feb. 29. The concert was broadcast on air via WBGO and in an online video webcast at this page on NPR Music. For more information about this series and a full concert archive, visit npr.org/checkoutlive.
All compositions by Adam Rogers.
- "[Untitled - ballad]"
- "[C minor #2]"
- "Dice" [video highlight]
- Adam Rogers, guitar
- Fima Ephron, electric bass
- Nate Smith, drums
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson; Audio Engineer: David Tallacksen; Production Assistant: Michael Downes. Recorded Feb. 29, 2012 at 92Y Tribeca in New York, N.Y. Photo by John Rogers for NPR / johnrogersnyc.com