“… A guitar solo worthy of Pat Metheny”
“…Every improvisation met his specifications of logic and intrigue, succeeding on a level few guitarists ever get to.”
- GREG BURK
"Adam has a highly personal lyrical style and approach. I expect that he will make an important contribution to the international music community.”
- LARRY KOONSE
Guitarist, composer, and producer Adam Ratner is part of a genre-bending Los Angeles scene centered around jazz but always stretching beyond. Adam came up playing with musicians including Louis Cole, Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes, Genevieve Artadi, Fabiano do Nascimento and more. His music incorporates deep harmonic progressions and melodies with strong improvisations at the core. It is beyond genre and incorporates a range of influences from jazz, Brazilian music, The Beatles, electronic music and more.
Adam has performed and recorded with artists including KNOWER, Larry Goldings, David Binney, Louis Cole, Genevieve Artadi, Sam Amidon, Ravi Coltrane, Ben Wendel, Nate Wood, Justin Brown, Tim Lefebvre, Sam Wilkes, Pedro Martins, Frederico Heliodoro, Fabiano do Nascimento, Sam Gendel, Darek Oles, Itiberê Zwarg, and Shin Sasakubo. Adam’s releases have been featured on numerous Spotify editorial playlists, including 21st Century Jazz, and he has recorded on albums for Stones Throw Records, Leaving Records, Atlantic, Terrible Records, and Rings Label (Japan).
He has been featured on releases including Genevieve Artadi’s album La, La, La, Louis Cole's Live Sesh & Xtra Songs & Louis Cole Big Band, Sam Wilkes’ Live on the Green, David Binney's Aerial 2, Sam Gendel's Infinity, 4444, 2016, Peaking & Volunteered Slavery, Shin Sasakubo's Venus Penguin, Fabiano do Nascimento's Theme in C, Rio Bonito & NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and on KNOWER's upcoming album.
Adam's solo releases include Dreamscape, Novo Horizonte, Dreams So Real, Into the Wave & Light Waves, featuring Louis Cole, Genevieve Artadi, David Binney, Sam Wilkes, Jacob Mann, & Tamir Barzilay. His new album featuring special guests including Justin Brown, Chris Fishman, Frederico Heliodoro, and more will be released soon.
"Guitarist and composer Adam Ratner is breaking with the tradition of jazz and taking it to new levels."
- Somos Grandes (Spain)
"...A guitar solo worthy of Pat Metheny"
"Experimental Jazz/Ambient/New Age/Post-Rock/Spiritual"
Guitarist and composer Adam Ratner is breaking with the tradition of jazz and taking it to new levels."
- SOMOS GRANDES BLOG (SPAIN)