Congruent Music Co
John Adams, "Thumbs Up" (Audio CD)
This recording is a full-fledged studio production with a fresh, contemporary sound, conveyed by strong rhythms, rich harmonies, soaring melodies and intense solos by a wide-ranging instrumentation. It contains five originals and John's arrangements of some surprising classics. There are four vocal tunes and six instrumentals. The sound-quality (mixing and mastering) of the recording is impressive and is on par with projects from international artists, and the artwork is stunning.