porterwarehouse - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://jazzreview.com Wed, 24 May 2017 05:04:11 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Tony Adamo-Nine Miles of Blu http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/tony-adamo-nine-miles-of-blu.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/tony-adamo-nine-miles-of-blu.html In his latest video and mp3 "Nine Miles of Blu," Tony Adamo runs the voodoo down with legendary drummer Mike Clark (yes the drummer who played with Herbie Hancock back in 1974 on Thrust), and references to being in the middle of a happening jazz scene, tipping his verse to Miles' and Coltrane's "Giant Steps". Guitarist Steve Holman lays down a solid comping on this jazz trio's post-bop, with Clark sparking the track with great rhythmic ideas.

In his latest video and mp3 "Nine Miles of Blu," Tony Adamo runs the voodoo down with legendary drummer Mike Clark (yes the drummer who played with Herbie Hancock back in 1974 on Thrust), and references to being in the middle of a happening jazz scene, tipping his verse to Miles' and Coltrane's "Giant Steps". Guitarist Steve Holman lays down a solid comping on this jazz trio's post-bop, with Clark sparking the track with great rhythmic ideas.

The esteemed Clark also produced "Nine Miles of Blue," in which Adamo pays a verbal homage to Dizzie Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other widely recognized jazz masters who led the way for the music we have today. Using cleverly smooth but complex combinations of jazz melodies, this track is a funky, jazzy, get in your face groove that, at first play, makes you feel like you're sitting in a great jazz club.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (porterwarehouse) Press Releases Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:11:23 -0600
MusicDishTV Presents Tony Adamo's "Nine Miles Of Blu" http://jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/musicdishtv-presents-tony-adamo-s-nine-miles-of-blu.html http://jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/musicdishtv-presents-tony-adamo-s-nine-miles-of-blu.html In his latest video and mp3 "Nine Miles of Blu," Tony Adamo runs the voodoo down with legendary drummer Mike Clark (yes the drummer who played with Herbie Hancock back in 1974 on Thrust), and references to being in the middle of a happening jazz scene, tipping his verse to Miles' and Coltrane's "Giant Steps". Guitarist Steve Holman lays down a solid comping on this jazz trio's post-bop, with Clark sparking the track with great rhythmic ideas.

In his latest video and mp3 "Nine Miles of Blu," Tony Adamo runs the voodoo down with legendary drummer Mike Clark (yes the drummer who played with Herbie Hancock back in 1974 on Thrust), and references to being in the middle of a happening jazz scene, tipping his verse to Miles' and Coltrane's "Giant Steps". Guitarist Steve Holman lays down a solid comping on this jazz trio's post-bop, with Clark sparking the track with great rhythmic ideas.
The esteemed Clark also produced "Nine Miles of Blue," in which Adamo pays a verbal homage to Dizzie Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other widely recognized jazz masters who led the way for the music we have today. Using cleverly smooth but complex combinations of jazz melodies, this track is a funky, jazzy, get in your face groove that, at first play, makes you feel like you're sitting in a great jazz club.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (porterwarehouse) New Jazz Releases Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:25:06 -0600
Tony Adamo “Turns in a Great Performance” L.A. JAZZ SCENE REVIEW http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/tony-adamo-turns-in-a-great-performance-l.a.-jazz-scene-review.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/tony-adamo-turns-in-a-great-performance-l.a.-jazz-scene-review.html Smooth jazz vocalist Tony Adamo grooves on this latest session with a mix of originals and favorite songs. “Cold Duck Time,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do “and Grover Washington Jr.’s “ Make Me a Memory” share the program with Adamo originals that carry plenty of swing along with lush harmony. He’s backed by ensembles that provide a keyboard-bass-drums-backup-singer kind of texture where a featured singer can push his message and know that his musical partners won’t miss a beat.

Smooth jazz vocalist Tony Adamo grooves on this latest session with a mix of originals and favorite songs. “Cold Duck Time,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do “and Grover Washington Jr.’s “ Make Me a Memory” share the program with Adamo originals that carry plenty of swing along with lush harmony. He’s backed by ensembles that provide a keyboard-bass-drums-backup-singer kind of texture where a featured singer can push his message and know that his musical partners won’t miss a beat.

 

“What Is Hip?” puts him into an updated jack Kerouac bag where spoken word melds with the ensemble’s texture and alternates with his lyrical delivery. A popping electric bass and a Miles Davis muted echo (from Eddie Henderson) help the piece along and provide more than a glimpse of what it takes to remain hip. Later, “Rio de Janeiro Blue” paints an opposing portrait where soulful moans give an assist to the song’s interesting message.

“Nine Miles of Blue” gives the CD a hefty punch through Adamo’s convincing vocal rendering. By combining spoken word on several tracks with his lyrical delivery elsewhere, the singer turns in a great performance.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (porterwarehouse) Press Releases Mon, 05 Dec 2011 20:04:04 -0600
Legendary Drummer Mike Clark Produces Singer Tony Adamo’s new CD http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/legendary-drummer-mike-clark-produces-singer-tony-adamos-new-cd.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/legendary-drummer-mike-clark-produces-singer-tony-adamos-new-cd.html Legendary Drummer Mike Clark Produces Singer Tony Adamo’s new CD By Franki LaMantia, UrbanZonePush Productions, New York City, New York

“Yo’ into somethin’ bro,” was Mike Clark’s comment to Tony Adamo when he heard Adamo’s new vocalize/hip spoken word. This was the deciding moment when Clark, legendary drummer and co-leader of the Headhunters, formerly (Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters) decided to produce Adamo’s new CD. The recording site was Owl Studio Records (Static Shack Studios), Indianapolis, Indiana. Clark started things off by bringing in super percussionist and long time Headhunter band member, Bill Summers who laid down his percussion tracks at an earlier recording session along with Rob Dixon (tenor, alto and keyboards), and Gary Mielke (bass, keyboards). Two Owl recording artists Derrick Gardner (trumpet) and Pharez Whitted (trumpet) added their mojo jazz/funk chops to Adamo’s tracks while playing alongside Dixon in the horn section. In December, the final touch of hipness will be added when Stephen “Doc” Kupka, co-founder of Tower of Power, adds his signature horn sound to Adamo’s re-groove of two TOP hits. The music foundation for Adamo’s new hip sound is Delbert Bump (organ), Steve Homen (guitar), Brett Palm (bass), and Mike Clark (drums). Dixon and Mielke co-producers of the Headhunters new PLATINUM, will mix and master Adamo’s new CD. Live audiences will soon get hip to Tony Adamo and the Nu-Masters of Funk, featuring Mike Clark.

Associate Artists: Tower of Power Horns: Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Mic Gillette, Skip Mesquite, Tom Politzer The Headhunters: Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, BlackByrd McKnight, Rob Dixon, Gary Mielke, Bill Summers, Richie Goods Jazz Greats: Eddie Henderson, Ernie Watts, Steve Gadd, James Gadson, Kenneth Nash, Neil Larsen, Freddie Washington, Delbert Bump, Steve Homan,Derrick Gardner, Pharez Whitted.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (porterwarehouse) Press Releases Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:29:55 -0500
Headhunters are Soul Funkin' with Tony Adamo http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/%EF%BB%BFheadhunters-are-soul-funkin-with-tony-adamo.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/%EF%BB%BFheadhunters-are-soul-funkin-with-tony-adamo.html The famed Headhunters jazz/fusion/funk band (once-backing members for Herbie Hancock), are recording with singer and hip/spoken word artist, Tony Adamo in October. Rob Dixon and Gary Mielke, the co-producers of the Headhunters new CD, PLATINUM on Indianapolis based label Owl Studios, along with legendary funk drummer and Headhunters member Mike Clark, will co-produce Adamo’s new CD. Clark, who has played on two of Adamo’s previous releases, STRAIGHT UP DEAL and WHAT IS HIP? has added master percussionist and long time Headhunter member, Bill Summers to record new tracks for Adamo’s CD.

Headhunter Artists are Soul Funkin’ with singer Tony Adamo Frankie LaMantia/Urbanzone Productions New York City, NY
The famed Headhunters jazz/fusion/funk band (once-backing members for Herbie Hancock), are recording with singer and hip/spoken word artist, Tony Adamo in October. Rob Dixon and Gary Mielke, the co-producers of the Headhunters new CD, PLATINUM on Indianapolis based label Owl Studios, along with legendary funk drummer and Headhunters member Mike Clark, will co-produce Adamo’s new CD. Clark, who has played on two of Adamo’s previous releases, STRAIGHT UP DEAL and WHAT IS HIP? has added master percussionist and long time Headhunter member, Bill Summers to record new tracks for Adamo’s CD.
This won’t be the first time the Headhunters have brought some kool struttin’ and soul funkin’ to Adamo’s music. On his “WHAT IS HIP? CD, Mike Clark (drums), Bill Summers (percussion) and new Headhunter, Richie Goods (bass) cooked up a new soul groove for Adamo’s retooling of the Tower of Power hit, “What is Hip?” along with Tower of Power co-founder Stephen “Doc” Kupka. They fused an insatiable groove that is interwoven throughout this funk/jazz/ and hip/spoken word mash up of a song. The funky “Doc’s” iconic horn playing will be added to Adamo’s new CD at a later date to anchor the horn section headed up by Headhunter member Rob Dixon (soprano/alto/tenor sax and keyboards). Tony Adamo is a Strokeland record artist. Doc Kupka is the founder and owner of Strokeland records.
Associate Artists: Tower of Power Horns: Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Mic Gillette, Skip Mesquite, Tom Politzer The Headhunters: Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, BlackByrd McKnight, Rob Dixon, Gary Mielke, Bill Summers, Richie Goods Jazz Greats: Eddie Henderson, Ernie Watts, Steve Gadd, James Gadson, Kenneth Nash, Neil Larsen, Freddie Washington
http://blog.owlstudios.com/blog/owl-studios-fan-blog http://www.strokeland.com/strokelandjazz/tonyadamo/Tracks/TonyAdamo-Tracks.htm

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (porterwarehouse) Press Releases Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:22:56 -0500