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SF Bay Area-based saxophonist, producer and composer Lincoln Adler can be heard on tracks by Katy Perry, Killy, Funkadelic, Gift of Gab, Zion I, Jeff Goldblum, K. D. Lang, The Jets and Olivia Newton John as well as his own band, Times 4. As a producer/songwriter he’s had songs on the charts in the U.S. and U.K., and as a composer, his music is included in movies, national TV commercials, industrials and on numerous albums.

His boutique production company – Groove Tonic Media – helps talented artists realize their creative artistic recording potential. He’s profoundly interested in all aspects of creativity, in what makes us tick as both individuals and as artists, and in how to lead a life of success and happiness in the modern world.

“Characterized by cohesive improvisation and filled with the spirit of hip-hop rhythms and a groove-based approach, the music surges with a mesmerizing power and charms accordingly.”  



july, 2024

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I’m celebrating the release of my album – Songs My Father Taught Me. It’s dedicated to my dad, who taught me all these wonderful freedom songs when I was a kid. I added a little jazz vibe to give them a different flavor and came up with some new arrangements. I hope you enjoy them!

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Why Can’t We Live Together

This is the single from my new album, Songs My Father Taught Me. Hearing the song’s writer/performer Timmy Thomas passed away, I went back and listened to the original version that he did back…

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Songs My Father Taught Me

When I was a kid, my dad, Joe Adler, was a high school teacher. He learned to play guitar so he could sing the songs of the times in his U.S. history classes, hoping that at least the students would…

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Frame of Mind

I’m proud to announce the release of Frame of Mind by my band Times 4. It’s a mix of songs recorded live in the studio, capturing Times 4 in their improvisational element. Here are the…

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Tunes I Can’t Get Out of My Head

There is so much good music coming out all the time! So much so, in fact, sometimes it’s nice to have a curator to serve it up, so we don’t have to spend a lot of time looking around for…

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Tabula Rasa

I’m proud to announce the release of Tabula Rasa – the quintet collection of my latest music. Featuring the amazing artistry of Erik Jekabson on trumpet, Mike Blankenship on keys, Scott…

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The In Between

My tune, The In Between, is the latest from my new project, Tabula Rasa. It’s about finding meaning in those moments of transition, when you’re moving from one thing to another. Just…

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