Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tony Adamo Mike Clark Bill Summers

Vocal/hip-spoken' word artist Tony Adamo. Will be co-produced by Mike Clark & Bill Summers of Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters.

A highly accomplished musician, percussionist, and ethnomusicologist, Bill Summers has performed and recorded with Joe Zawinul, Dianne Reeves, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, and George Benson, in addition to his various solo projects. He maintains a deep commitment to world music through his personal study with ethnic masters, as demonstrated through his deft ability on a variety of instruments. Summers’ awareness of African heritage is evident in his work with Quincy Jones on the musical score for Roots and the soundtrack for The Color Purple. He formed the fantastic Latin/jazz hybrid Los Hombres Calientes in 1998, co-founded with trumpet prodigy Irvin Mayfield in New Orleans. Los Hombres have recorded three albums, toured the world, and have been nominated for a Grammy.
Mike Clark, a seasoned and versatile musician, began playing in Oakland, CA where he was instrumental in creating the “East Bay Funk” sound. His groundbreaking work on the Headhunters Thrust album drew attention to his singular style, elevating him to international cult status. Clark has performed and recorded with a diverse range of artists including Wayne Shorter, Charlie Hunter, Chet Baker, Gil Evans, Joe Henderson, Tony Bennett, and Mose Allison. In 2000, Clark formed his own super-group Prescription Renewal, releasing the highly acclaimed Actual Proof. He launched a successful tour in 2002 selling out venues in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and New Orleans. The touring lineup included young lions such as Charlie Hunter, Karl Denson, and DJ Logic.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


 A mighty thanks goes out to Visions With Voices.
Tony Adamo

Hear Tony Adamo's tribute to Jimmy Smith and some of the all time jazz/funk greats who played the Hammond B3. As read by Visions With Voices spoken word collective
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Tony Adamo On The Final Best of 2013 List for!

Tony Adamo On The Final Best of 2013 List for!
1. Marc Carey - For The Love Of Abbey (2)
2. Hristo Vitchev - Rhodopa (3)
3. Tony Adamo - Miles Of Blu
4. Perry Beekman - So In Love
5. On Impulse - Ten Minutes In Paris
6. The SoHo Rentals
7. Antonio Sanchez - New Life
8. Antonio Adolfo - Finus Mixtures
9. Utopian Dreams Band - From Dreams To You
10. Rotem Sivan - Enchanted Sun
11. Noah Haidu - Momentum
12. Nilson Matta - Black Orpheus
13. Francesco Cataldo - Spaces
14. Adam Rongo - Tell Your Story
15. Tim Berne's Snakeoil - Shadowman
16. Ivo Perelman - The Gift (5)
17. Steve Cole - Pulse
18. Ana Mai - Blossom
19. Roberto Vally - Boom Boom Boom
20. Al Di Meola - All Your Life
21. Kyle Eastwood - The View From Here
22. Chuck Loeb - Silhouette
23. Bill McBirnie Trio - Find Your Place
24. Tom Dempsey - Saucy
25. Gregg Kalor - A Single Noon
26. Bart Brandjes - Real Life
27. Nicolas Bearde - Visions 28. Tom Harrell - Colors Of A Dream 29. Shlomi Cohen - Breather 30. Michel Camillo - What's Up'
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Vocal/Hipspoken word funk artist Tony Adamo's connection to The Headhunters/

Friday, November 29, 2013

The HeadHunters High Fly 2013

Funky is as funky does...
Brent Black /
Fellow babies, funk is indeed where you find it. A feeling, an in the pocket groove that lays down a beat you can hear with your feet and feel in your hips. Funk is part of the place way down past your soul. Digging funk is like falling in love, you really can not explain it but you know it when it happens!
Hardcore aficionados are familiar with the HeadHunters. I stumbled across this gem while playing musical prospector looking for that gold nugget. The one thing and perhaps most important thing I have learned walking the critical jazz high wire without a net is sometimes you have to take what you know and what you are comfortable with and move past that. The HeadHunters take an old school retro flash fried funk groove and simply amp it up for the next generation. This is Big Apple funk, the sound and heartbeat of the city that never sleeps.
High Fly is in the pocket squared...Groove-a-licious. Now for those of you playing at home just who are these guys?
This is a new release from the legendary jazz/funk band The Headhunters featuring Paul Jackson on bass, Bill Summers on percussion, Mike Clark on drums, Brian Jackson on keyboards and Jerry Stucker on guitar.
Need more?
All play on vocal/hipspoken word funk artist Tony Adamo's music. Jerry Stucker produced three of Adamo CD's. Legendary drummer Mike Clark is now Tony Adamo's producer. Clark produced Tony Adamo's current CD, MILES OF BLU/MOB.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Brent Black a Prolific Jazz Reviewer

Brent Black a Prolific Jazz Reviewer/ PLEASE GIVE TO BRENT BLACK

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Tony Adamo, vocal/hipspoken word funk poet goes to #1 only to find out about it two years later. His song "Eleanor Rigby" was at #1 on the Spain ITunes Top 100 Jazz Songs for 7 October, 2011.
"El...eanor Rigby" (J Lennon, P McCartney - Northern Songs Ltd)
Vocal/Hipspoken word -Tony Adamo, Drums - Mike Clark, Bass - Jerry Stucker, Organ - Neil Larsen, Guitar - Blackbyrd McKnight, Background Vocals - Sandy Griffith, Percussion - Robert Quintana, Midi Programming -Jerry Stucker. "Tony Adamo's upbeat take on the Beatles classic is a Tom Jones hipshaker." Devon Jackson The Village/
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jerry Stucker gets a 5 Star music review Tony Adamo featured

Tony Adamo' former music producer Jerry Stucker. Gets a five star music review. Tony Adamo featured on two songs.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Funkin AT THE CHICKEN SHACK – Tony Adamo – 1990/HIPSPOKEN’ WORD Jimmy Smith was laying down an incredible riff on a wall of kinetic sound that was oozing out of my car radio/ I was on my way back from a singing gig at an Indian Restaurant Saturday night is jazz night in the City by the Bay/ On my approach to the Bay Bridge I could see the fog was cold and watery wet as it lay low and crept along like solders on night patrol in Vietnam/ I steered my Chevy Nova like it was a priceless Lamborghini the musical transition of thought No traffic on the B Bridge…2:00AM on the steel span and all was right with me/ Jimmy smith with friends Kenny Burrell, Stanley Turrenting, and drummer, Donald “Duck” Bailey were my musical guides for the ride/ I dug deep as I had to slow down, the fog was horror movie thick/ Now I had time to think to the 100th power Sho’ ‘ nuff and came up with Don Patterson, Richard Groove Holmes,Charles Earland, George Fame, Wild Bill Davis, Shirley Scott, Big John Patton, Baby Face Willette, Larry Young, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Magriff./ That’s where it’s at baby the royal bloodline of B-3 players who brought us into R&B, Pop, Rock & Roll and Soul Jazz. Into the swingin’ feature goes Joey “D”. No boundries, no limits/ Bridge: Back at the Chicken Shack people dancin’ to a kookin’ groove. Breakin’ out into a funk sweat Boogie sounds brewin’ from the B-3 Your twisted sister never danced like that Reuben Wilson and his killer sounds was a stackin’ the beat shakin’ the Chicken Shack down to its feet What a beautiful and dynamic management of mind, body and intellect goes into coaxing Soul Jazz out of a fat Hammond B-3 organ/ Was it the foggy, misty, jazzy night? Or…was it that I actually got paid to sing Jazz?/ No! It was Jimmy Smith’s playin’ that was vibbin’ me along the steel rail the joyous atmosphere that hung in dense textures of musical thought was punctuating my life like bayonets turning to thumb prints on the consciousness of my creative mind. It was in thick reference to the wet fog rippling across the bridge, like fingers on a Hammond B3, Jimmy and me……free to be.

A Thought Takes Flight/Color Art & Text Design Tony Adamo

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tony Adamo Let Me Tell You 'Bout It

Let Me Tell You 'Bout It Tony Adamo the vocal/hipspoken word recording artist on Random Act Records would like to thank the Nu-Jazz, Urban-Jazz, Acid-Jazz, Spokenword Jazz hipsters crowd, along with all the progressive, aggressive, and pro active jazz radio stations that helped push Tony Adamo into the Allaboutjazz Top most popular Jazz Artist List. Adamo has passed Tom Harrell, Gerry Mulligan, Cole Porter, Barney Kessel, Carlos Santana, Kenny Dorham and Grover Washington,Jr. A Pitts Gambino PR GIG New York City

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Grammy Talk Pushes Tony Adamo Into Top 200 On AllAboutJazz!

New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Tony Adamo official website) Since the deadline for a Grammy consideration stopped on August 28 of this year, Tony Adamo's vocal/hipspoken word artist profile on Allaboutjazz has jumped from nowhere to #191 on ABJ's top 200 most popular jazz artists list. He moved past Grover Washington JR, Kenny Dorham, Carlos Santana, and Cole Porter, all music greats. Adamo's MILES OF BLU (MOB) CD is a hybrid of vocal jazz, funk and a new genre created by Adamo, "hipspoken word." MOB is produced by legendary drummer Mike Clark of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters and mixed and arranged by Tim Ouimette. MILES OF BLU is built on the wisdom of musical wizards like Gil-Scott Heron, Mark Murphy, Jack Kerouac and hip/hop masters. "Sort of a deconstructed Miles Davis BIRTH OF THE COOL amped up to the new millennium. Adamo is much in the same way as Miles, a visionary." Brent Black/@CriticalJazz. Tony Adamo is a Random Act Record Artist

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

For your Grammy Consideration/ Tony Adamo's Miles of Blu

For your Grammy Consideration/ Tony Adamo's Miles of Blu Category: Spoken Word Record Label: Random Act Records/ Produced by legendary drummer Mike Clark "With Miles of Blu,vocalist and modern day rhapsode Tony Adamo and his outstanding supporting musicians deliver a hip, poignant and exciting recording. He covers both slick original material and specifically salutes Tower of Power, James Brown, great Hammond B3 players, beboppers, and jazz-funk groups. Adamo's pungent yet poetic social commentary—performed and described as "hipspokenword"—glides over tight funk and jazz backgrounds." ALLABOUTJAZZ, Nicholas Mondello

Monday, October 14, 2013

For your Grammy consideration/ Tony Adamo's Miles of Blu

For your Grammy consideration/ Tony Adamo's Miles of Blu Category: Spoken Word Record Label: Random Act Records Who qualifies as a Voting Member? Recording Academy voting members are professionals with creative or technical credits on six commercially released tracks (or their equivalent). These may include vocalists, conductors, songwriters, composers, engineers, producers, instrumentalists, arrangers, art directors, album notes writers, narrators, and music video artists and technicians.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tony Adamo Reviewed by Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Grego Applegate Edwards

Tony Adamo is all about THE FUNK. The Funk in the widest sense, from the Miles of "Walkin'" to Horace Silver, Jimmie Smith and the B-3 tradition and on to James Brown, Tower of Power, Parliament, and all of that a springboard for what goes on in the album Miles of Blu (Random Act 1012). Start with drummer Mike Clark, rhythmical pivot point of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters band in their classic incarnation. He is still going strong. He produces the album, plays the drums on it, and presumably has much to do with assembling the excellent funk band that underpins and hips up the whole recording. They are on it! On it with some great horn riffs, hip guitar, grits and gravy B-3 and Mike laying it down. And on top of it all is Tony Adamo, who has soul and lets it loose. He has his own brand of rap that channels the beat poets, so we get a series of word-poems that extols funk, sets the street vibe hipster thing winding out. He does a bit of singing in the blue-eyed soul mode in between recited-rapped lines, too. James Brown he isn't but he is nakedly himself here, and I appreciate the sincerity there. When it works, it works. And the band carries it throughout. Hey, and my wife digs it, which means something to me, because she has "people's ears," maybe more so than I do. Tony has the right vision and gives it to us. Is this the greatest thing I've ever heard in the funk zone? No. But the hipness of the full band and Tony's exuberant hipster vibe give you something that makes you smile and tap your foot. Tappin' hard, brothers and sisters! Posted by Grego Applegate Edwards at 7:13 AM

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tony Adamo Random Act Records

Artist's that have recorded on Tony Adamo's music: 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, Derrick Gardner, Tim Ouimette, Bill Harris, Michael Wolff

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tony Adamo and What Is Hip? is old school turned new cool! Funky is as funky does! 5 Stars

Tony Adamo and What Is Hip? is old school turned new cool! Funky is as funky does! Brent Black / What is hip? Indeed... The standard rule of thumb would be that what is hip is best defined by the style of the time. After being the first critic to shed a much needed and well deserved light on his latest release Miles of Blu, Tony Adamo makes hippness a zen like state of mind. To paraphrase the great musical philosopher Frank Zappa, "You are what you is." What is Hip? could easily be considered a perfect book end to Miles of Blu. This 2011 release is a most righteous hybrid of rock, soul, funk with improvisational vocal style that is a smoldering groove. Is it new? No...It isn't supposed to be. What Is Hip? revitalizes the old school sound of say Muscle Shoals meets Tower of Power with a modern twist and straight ahead direction that makes the end result a unique mirror image of one the hippest people I personally know on the planet being Adamo. One of my greatest influence as a critic, Robert Hilburn from the Los Angeles Times once said you never become friends with an artist unless you are working on some sort of project together just in case you have to be the bearer of bad news one day. Those that get me know that my philosophy has always been you work your side of the street and I'll work mine. Tony Adamo is cut from a similar cloth, he is just presented his contribution his way and with his own style and it doesn't get any more real than that. Notable contributions here include, "Cold Duck Time" along with "What Is Hip?" and "Nine Miles Of Blue." Tony Adamo is never going to win male vocalist of the year and that may be one of the many reasons this release pops so well straight out of the gate. Perhaps guest artists such as Steve Gadd and members of the Tower of Power horn section along with long time friend in drummer/producer Mike Clark help give you that winning edge but talent always wins out. What is Hip? is an entertaining and seriously soulful romp through some righteous tunes with a set of A list musicians banging out a groove you can use. Tony Adamo is indeed hip! Tracks: Cold Duck Time; Rhythm Of Your Love; Make Me A Memory; What Is Hip?; Ecstasy; Eleanor Rigby; Rio De Janeiro Blue; The Way You Do The Things You Do; Love Don't Get; Calling; Nine Miles Of Blue; Mystery; This Time It's Real. Personnel: Tony Adamo: Vocal/Hip Spoken Word; Steve Gadd: Drums; Reggie McBride: Bass; Neil Larsen: Organ; Jerry Stucker: Guitar, Midi Programming; Robert Quintana: Percussion; Melecio Magdaluyo: Sax; Sandy Griffith: Background Vocals; James Gadsen: Drums; Rodney Franklin: Piano; Kenneth Nash: Percussion; Skip Mesquite: Sax; Mic Gillette: Trombone; Henry Hung: Trumpet/ Trombone; Mike Clark: Drums; Richie Goods: Bass; Bill Summers: Percussion; Stephen Doc Kupka: Bari Sax; Eddie Henderson: Trumpet; Blackbyrd McKnight: Guitar; John Costalupes: Bass.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tony Adamo on Top 200 Jazz Musician Profiles on ALLABOUTJAZZ

Top 200 Jazz Musician Profiles on ALLABOUTJAZZ Miles Davis @#1 Tony Adamo Vocal/Hipspoken Word Artist @#199

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Steve Edwards King Of Soul Radio

Website: Steve Edwards King of Soul Radio Want to jump start your AM? Want to get down with the king of Soul Radio? Then dig Steve "Las Vegas" Edwards every Saturday from 7:00AM to 10:00AM on radio KUNV. Steve Edwards is a smooth operator layin' down soul sounds of yesterday, today and beyond. Funk, jazz and reggae are in his hip mix. Get back jack the funk is back. The Steve Edwards Soul Show will trip your mind into the stratosphere of Soul n' Groove music. Be there don't be square. 7:00am to 10:00AM on KUNV Radio. The Steve Edwards Soul Show Pitts Gambino Another PR Gig New York,NY

Tony Adamo In the tradition of Kerouac Mark Murphy and Gil Scott

Legendary Drummer Mike Clark Says This: "Tony Adamo is one of the more interesting artists that I have worked with in years. His deep blues, Oakland style funk and jazz roots are locked in at a deep emotional level. In the tradition of Kerouac, Mark Murphy and Gil Scot, Tony is today's spoken word artist. He addresses the issues he feels strong about unapologetically with his own twist on the past, present and the future. Tony's funky street smart sensibilities and great sense of humor takes us on an adventure that we cant wait to go on. I played and produced this CD and it was a joy to be a part of it To." "Renowned Drummer MIKE CLARK is a percussion innovator: His work with Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters revolutionized funk drumming. As a Jazz warrior, Mike has appeared with players such as Vince Guaraldi, Chet Baker, Joe Henderson, Donald Harrison, Randy Brecker and more. His peerless beats are among the most-sampled in the hip/hop world." – Random Act Records