Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What's HOT At Speakeasy Tony Adamo 3/28/12

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tony Adamo Runs The Voodoo Down

Singer Hipspokenword Artist Tony Adamo's 9 MILES of BLU in TOP 25 @# 13. The legendary Mike Clark producing.

From the album:
Nine Miles of Blu by Tony Adamo

About the album/track:
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.

Tony Adamo And Mike Clark /Double Knock Out

Double Left Hook Productions, NY NY
Ron J. Smith

Tony Adamo's unreleased CD,"9 MILES OF BLU," produced by legendary drummer, Mike Clark is in the can for 2012. On March 24, Tony Adamo, Mike Clark, Delbert Bump and Steve Homan will start recording new music for Adamo's live shows and for a future CD release scheduled for 2013.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tony Adamo Hipspokenword/Vocal in Top 50/allaboutjazz

Tony Adamo Hipspokenword/Vocal in Top 50
Bill Watts/Nu-You Productions-New York,NY

Top 50 downloaded MP3's for 2011 at is Tony Adamo's "What is Hip?" from Adamo's CD,What is Hip?.Hip is at # 23.

Tony Adamo's exuberant jazzy take on Tower of Power's funk classic

Tony Adamo's take on Tower of Power's classic funk number "What is Hip" and give it a more sinewy vibe, elasticizing the vocals and the bass, while crackling up the song's more timpanic elements. This exuberantly self-assured remake recalls the Acid Jazz insouciance of the early 90s while harkening back to the Big Band era and the Vegas-y stylings of suave masters of self-confidence such as Tom Jones and Al Jarreau. Adamo has a brash self-assuredness and a sense of showmanship that's neither unearned nor in your face. You can almost picture him taking a drag from an unfiltered or sipping from a martini in between some of his spoken-word lines. And the arrangements are crisp, solid and spicy--punctuating Adamo's vocals and his been-there sung-that attitude.

Devon Jackson Magazine Editor - Freelance Music Journalist, has written about music and film for a variety of publications--from Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice to Rolling Stone and Details

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tony Adamo reaches into the pre-rap turf of Gil Scott-Heron

Adamo reaches into the pre-rap turf of Gil Scott-Heron here with this seductive too-short flash memoir about how he discovered jazz and its legendary envelope-pushers—Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis. There’s energy and honor and wonder in Adamo’s words, especially in the fluid alliterative syncopated way the words reflect the inspiration that jazz gave him—as an artist, as a human being. Complementing his nimble vocals are former Herbie Hancock drummer Mike Clark and guitarist Steve Homan, both of whose equally homage-ist beats and licks, respectively, are clean but entirely their own.

Devon Jackson has written about music and film for a variety of publications--from Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice to Rolling Stone and Details.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tony Adamo/9 Miles of Blu- Allaboutjazz

Regarding: “Nine Miles of Blu” ...3/1/12

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