Album Review: 'Century Rolls'
Adams has emerged from Minimalism’s polished, mathematical mazes and honed a highly personal voice that has arguably made him king of American composers. The rollicking piano concerto of the title piece, played with ease and elan by Emanuel Ax, stirs in hints of Stravinsky, Satie, and jazz, while ”Lollapalooza” and ”Slonimsky’s Earbox” invest orchestral writing with new wit and fervor. At the pinnacle of his career, the 53-year-old Adams is smart and visceral, cheeky and cerebral, all at once. A