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Terry Adams — Terrible

Terry Adams — Terrible

Terry Adams


Release date: January 26, 2024


The NRBQ founder’s first solo album returns with four bonus tracks.

Terry Adams’ first solo album Terrible is exactly the opposite—it’s a thing of beauty!

In 1995, at the request of New World Records, Terry wrote and recorded an all-original jazz album. The NRBQ founder/pianist invited friends Marshall Allen and other Sun Ra members, Roswell Rudd (Archie Shepp and Carla Bley), the rhythm section of Greg Cohen and Bobby Previte that he met working on Robert Altman’s Short Cuts movie, as well as the members of NRBQ.

On this terribly impressive Terrible reissue, the 12 originals, now augmented by four previously unissued bonus tracks, range from beautiful ballads to swinging romps, all expertly and brilliantly played. Adams and company freely explore his compositions’ whims, ideas and notions, and express them utilizing a unique and varied palette of instrumentation.

Thankfully, this solo outing wasn’t a one-time occurance. Terrible set the table for other terribly wonderful solo projects to follow, but it took nearly 30 years for that album to return. Now sporting new cover art and carefully remastered audio with bonus tracks on CD, Digital and for the first time, a 2-LP set, Terrible has never looked or sounded better.


    CD / 2-LP / Digital Track List:
    Disc 1:

  1. Toodlehead
  2. Venusian Sunset (Originally titled “Le Sony’r”)
  3. Say When
  4. Yes Yes Yes
  5. Hilda
  6. Brother (Originally titled “Dog”)
  7. I Feel Lucky
  8. Out The Windo
  9. Little One
  10. Distant Instant
  11. Thinking Of You
  12. These Blues
    Bonus Tracks:

  1. Wrong Gasket
  2. Thedy*
  3. Kalimba*
  4. Say When (TK 2)*
    * Previously unissued.

Cat: OV-529

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