Adam Nussbaum at a jazz festival in Puerto Rico
|Born||November 29, 1955|
New York City, New York, U.S.
Adam Nussbaum (born November 29, 1955) is an American jazz drummer.
Nussbaum was born in New York City on November 29, 1955. He grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut, and first played the drums at the age of four. After five years of piano study, he got his first drum set when he was around twelve. He later studied music at the City College of New York, during which time he also played in local clubs.
Later life and career
He later joined the Eliane Elias/Randy Brecker Quartet, Gary Burton, and Toots Thielemans. In 1987 he began touring with Michael Brecker's band. During 1992 Nussbaum was part of the Carla Bley Big Band and the previous year John Abercrombie hired him to complete his organ trio.
Nussbaum has kept active in a wide variety of groups and as a freelance. His recording debut as leader was in 2018, with The Lead Belly Project. This quartet album was released by Sunnyside Records.
- The Lead Belly Project (Sunnyside，2018)
With John Abercrombie
- While We're Young (ECM, 1992)
- Speak of the Devil (ECM, 1993)
- Tactics (ECM, 1996)
- Open Land (ECM, 1998)
With Paul Bley
With Michael Brecker
- Don't Try This at Home (Impulse!, 1988)
With George Cables
- I Mean You (SteepleChase, 1993)
With Ted Curson
- I Heard Mingus (Interplay, 1980)
With Gil Evans
- Live at Sweet Basil (Gramavision, 1984 )
- Live at Sweet Basil Vol. 2 (Gramavision, 1984 )
With Hal Galper
With Lee Konitz
- The New York Album (Soul Note, 1988)
With David Liebman
With Rick Margitza
- Color (1989, Blue Note)
With Tisziji Munoz
- Visiting This Planet (Anami Music, 1980's)
- Hearing Voices (Anami Music, 1980's)
With John Scofield
- Rough House (Enja, 1978)
- Who's Who? (Jive, 1979)
- Bar Talk (Jive, 1980)
- Shinola (Enja, 1981)
- Out Like a Light (Enja, 1981)
With Ed Summerlin
- Eye on the Future (Ictus, 1999)
With Steve Swallow
- Deconstructed (Xtra Watt, 1996)
- Always Pack Your Uniform on Top (Xtra Watt, 1999)
- Damaged in Transit (Xtra Watt, 2001 )
With Sigurd Ulveseth
- To wisdom, the prize (Taurus Records, 1995)
- Infant eyes (Taurus Records, 1997)
- Wish I knew (Taurus Records, 2001)
With Tom Varner
With Miroslav Vitous
- Universal Syncopations II (ECM, 1995)
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- Murph, John (April 2018). "Adam Nussbaum: The Lead Belly Project". DownBeat. Vol. 85 no. 4. p. 50.