Adam Cole, A Jazz Musician Who Writes Books

Adam Cole, A Jazz Musician Who Writes Books Songwriter and Pianist Adam Cole interviews famous and not-so-famous people to uncover the truth about music. He also offers guidelines for musicians, as well as tips on beginning jazz.

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01/23/2022

I've just sent in my entry to the Writer's Weekly 24-hour Short Story contest. It's an 843 word story. Wish me luck!

At this very moment, jazz pianist Joe Alterman is killing it all week at the famous Birdland in New York City!  Joe spok...
01/20/2022
Joe Alterman - "Is Jazz Dead?"

At this very moment, jazz pianist Joe Alterman is killing it all week at the famous Birdland in New York City! Joe spoke to us on our YouTube Channel TruerMU The Truth About Music. This is a very short excerpt: https://youtu.be/qimribqpD6w

In this excerpt from the full interview, Jazz pianist Joe Alterman weighs in on the question of whether Jazz is dead. To see the full interview, visit www.t...

When Tom Werman, producer of Cheap Trick, Poison and Motley Crue, asked to do a SECOND interview with us, we said YES!  ...
01/13/2022
"Motley Crue, and Cheap Trick Too" - Adam Cole Interviews Tom Werman Again, Part 2

When Tom Werman, producer of Cheap Trick, Poison and Motley Crue, asked to do a SECOND interview with us, we said YES! In Part Two of our follow-up interview, we talk about how to party with bands while still being a family man. https://youtu.be/aIjccbZjuYA

Tom Werman returns to Adam Cole Interviews to talk about producing multiple albums with Motley Crue and Cheap Trick. He also talks about partying with the b...

Demo Crazy is the album where I went crazy. I had three years worth of songs written and I wanted to get them up and out...
12/24/2021

Demo Crazy is the album where I went crazy.

I had three years worth of songs written and I wanted to get them up and out of the way. Instead, two more years of songs fell on me.

Some of them came to me in dreams. Some of them were written for my band as a vehicle for that rock-star fantasy I’ve never been able to shake. And some of them were born out of necessity because I needed to get to 45.

Written during the Trump era, they are my journey back to myself and as far away from myself as I could get. I took flights of Brian Wilson / Paul McCartney / Stevie Wonder / Prince fancy, and buckled down into three-chord Nick Lowe-mode. I questioned my rough approach and I curtailed my polish, said yes where I usually say no, and no where I usually say yes.

The result is a listening adventure, best taken in shifts, where I do my best to get you as close to my heart as possible. Will you like every song on this record? I’d be very surprised if you did.

Will you find one song on this album that you will completely love? I guarantee it.

Demo Crazy is the album where I went crazy.

I had three years worth of songs written and I wanted to get them up and out of the way. Instead, two more years of songs fell on me.

Some of them came to me in dreams. Some of them were written for my band as a vehicle for that rock-star fantasy I’ve never been able to shake. And some of them were born out of necessity because I needed to get to 45.

Written during the Trump era, they are my journey back to myself and as far away from myself as I could get. I took flights of Brian Wilson / Paul McCartney / Stevie Wonder / Prince fancy, and buckled down into three-chord Nick Lowe-mode. I questioned my rough approach and I curtailed my polish, said yes where I usually say no, and no where I usually say yes.

The result is a listening adventure, best taken in shifts, where I do my best to get you as close to my heart as possible. Will you like every song on this record? I’d be very surprised if you did.

Will you find one song on this album that you will completely love? I guarantee it.

This is my favorite part of my amazing interview with Gail Gallagher!  Sometimes you have to wait a while before you're ...
12/10/2021
Gail Gallagher on "Ghost Light"

This is my favorite part of my amazing interview with Gail Gallagher! Sometimes you have to wait a while before you're ready to transition. https://youtu.be/LiJNfWq8t4s

In this excerpt from the full interview, singer-songwriter Gail Gallagher talks to Adam Cole about her song, "Ghostlight." Watch the complete interview at w...

This is the second in my three part interview with the great Mother's Finest, a band that was integrating rock-and-roll ...
10/21/2021
"Pushing Buttons" - Adam Cole Interviews Mother's Finest, Part 2

This is the second in my three part interview with the great Mother's Finest, a band that was integrating rock-and-roll fifty years ago and is still rocking it today! Glenn and Joyce talk about deliberately pushing the buttons of their audiences and their labels to stay true to their vision. https://youtu.be/DW-H2ifB7Ds

In this second installment, Adam talks to Mother's Finest founding members Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock about their 1992 album, "Black Radio Won't Play Th...

This week I interview the great Mother's Finest, an integrated rock-and-roll group that fought prejudice on both sides, ...
10/14/2021
"Mother F-ers." Adam Cole Interviews Mother's Finest, Part One

This week I interview the great Mother's Finest, an integrated rock-and-roll group that fought prejudice on both sides, was honored by the Smithsonian Institute, and is still touring today! https://youtu.be/4u0Eu9afmBs

Mother's Finest founders Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock discuss the beginnings of Mother's Finest, the creation of the name, and the early albums, in Part O...

This week I interview Harriet Reynolds.  After a strong start as a songwriter, she ended up in the teaching world.  Watc...
08/19/2021
"Catch Me" - Adam Cole Interviews Harriet Reynolds

This week I interview Harriet Reynolds. After a strong start as a songwriter, she ended up in the teaching world. Watch her talk about returning to life as a performer here: https://youtu.be/cA91l-F_3uI

Austin-based singer-songwriter Harriet Reynolds talks with host Adam Cole about her journey. Through several albums and a long hiatus as a teacher, she has ...

We're so proud!  Our guitar instructor produced a video about positive body self-image and it has gone viral on Tik-Tok ...
08/06/2021
Josh Misko - Finding Myself - Adam Cole Interviews

We're so proud! Our guitar instructor produced a video about positive body self-image and it has gone viral on Tik-Tok and Spotify! Listen to the interview here: https://youtu.be/IMQt--la-AE

"I Found Myself," by the Superstones, is a viral success story. Adam Cole interviews Josh Misko, guitarist, producer and Willow Music educator about how thi...

Rob Sayer gave up a career as a successful trumpeter to found a hugely successful business teaching very young children ...
07/08/2021
Rob Sayer - "Rolling on the Floor With Kids" - Adam Cole Interviews

Rob Sayer gave up a career as a successful trumpeter to found a hugely successful business teaching very young children about music. In this interview, host Adam Cole asks him about his philosophy of teaching, and of entrepreneurship! https://youtu.be/T6e-5F7C8Iw

The founder of The Music Class, Rob Sayer traded in a successful career as a professional trumpet player for the opportunity to found a hugely successful bus...

05/20/2021

Chad Hale is an author who lives and works in Atlanta's Grant Park Neighborhood among communities in need. I read his book about his experiences over the last 30 years and was blown away. I had to include him in an interview. https://youtu.be/49r4UsV11A4

I had a phenomenal interview with Chicago-based Singer-Songwriter Gail Gallagher.  The interview turned introspective as...
05/07/2021
"I Believe In You" - Adam Cole Interviews Gail Gallagher

I had a phenomenal interview with Chicago-based Singer-Songwriter Gail Gallagher. The interview turned introspective as we got into the meaning of her songs and...the meaning of life! One of my favorite interviews! https://youtu.be/9PWPTIqe1iQ

A musician who became seduced by imprivsatory theater, Chicago-based Singer-Songwriter Gail Gallagher talks with host Adam Cole about her life, her passions,...

In our Jazz hack du jour, we talk about happy landings on the V-chord (the "five chord!)  This one's useful for beginner...
04/29/2021
Jazz Hacks - Happy Landings on the V-chord!

In our Jazz hack du jour, we talk about happy landings on the V-chord (the "five chord!) This one's useful for beginners as well as experts! https://youtu.be/MJz0Gy_pqxA
Jazz Hacks - Happy Landings on the V-chord!

Are the ends of your solo lines boring? Find out how you can make them come to life by landing on the V-chord. You'll never play the same again! www.truer...

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