Monday, April 28, 2014

Tony Adamo To Record With The Headhunters This Summer

Jazz Legends The Headhunters on tour!

Jazz Legends The Headhunters Featuring Founding Members Mike Clark and Bill Summers To Play Select West Coast Dates!

New York, NY - The Headhunters have redefined modern funk, world music, and jazz as one of the most innovative groups in history. They recorded for several years with legendary pianist Herbie Hancock, representing a major turning point for Hancock with the formation of this popular band in 1973. The Columbia album Head Hunters became extremely popular, fusing jazz with funk and rock, the album sold over a million copies and attracted many R&B and rock fans, even out-selling Miles Davis' popular Bitches Brew. The Headhunters have recently released some new material and will be on US Tour. Co-leaders Mike Clark & Bill Summers will be joined by some of the nation’s best talent and are currently booking for early 2014.

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 with Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters album “Thrust” drew attention to his innovative 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. Clarke released ‘Carnival of the Soul in 2010 and most recently in 2011 a new Headhunters album ‘Platinum’ with guest artists: Snoop Dogg, Killah Priest & George Clinton

BILL SUMMERS a highly accomplished musician, percussionist, and ethnomusicologist, Bill Summers has performed and recorded with Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Dianne Reeves, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, George Benson and many more, 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 in New Orleans who have recorded five albums, toured the World They won Billboards “Latin Jazz Album of the Year Award” and were Grammy Nominated.

Tony Adamo As I Dig It

As I Dig It/Tony Adamo
Is Jazz Radio Dead?
No, it's just really old. And not doing anything to attract a younger audience. When was the last time you heard Robert Glasper & Esperanza Spalding on jazz radio?
NU-Jazz Artists/Young Jazz Artists/ Jazz Artist of today.
You don't have a chance of getting airplay even when you pay for play when jazz stations still play the Dead Playlist.Seven of the ten ...artist are dead in the first hour of this radio show.

Sunday Night Jazz/4/27/14
Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina

Erskine Hawkins--Tuxedo Junction--The War--Sony
Louis Armstrong--Little Joe--You're Drivin Me Crazy--Columbia
Count Basie--April in Paris--Jazz Fest--Scotti bros.
Anita O'Day/Roy Eldridge--Let Me Off Uptown--Sony
James P. Johnson--What Is This Called Love?--Snowy Morning Blues

Claudio Roditi--I'll Remember April--Milestones--Candid
McCoy Tyner-- Blues On The Corner--Super Trios--Milestone
Gregory Porter--Lonesome Lover--Liquid Lover--Blue Note

Woody Shaw--United--United--Columbia
Gil Scott-Heron--Race Track In France--Bridges--Arista

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tony Adamo/I'll Never Be Played On Jazz Radio Again

As I Dig It/ Tony Roc Adamo
I'll never be played on Jazz Radio again. Oldie's But Goodies Jazz Radio or the Dead Playlist will never die.

I comb the air waves for jazz playlist-lists like a trawler fisherman for the Dead Playlist. And dig it. Jazz radio can't let go of the past. I call the programming/ Oldie's But Goodies Jazz. I've always felt that jazz radio and alot of the Jazz press has boyco...tted my music for speaking out about not playing more nu-jazz artists,more young jazz artists. Random Act Records was at the Jazz Connect Conference at APAP NYC this past January. This is what was said and heard.

"Meanwhile, at APAP and Jazz Connect in NYC this past January, many people were talking about you and the album. Sadly, in a very negative manner. I don't know how or why, but many folks in the jazz mainstream press were truly put off by your approach. I'm not telling you this to admonish, etc, but to inform you. Honestly, I was a bit shocked, just as many of them were surprised to realize that the album is on our label. I defended you and your music, but it was too late at that point. I'm afraid that well was already poisoned." Random Act Records. 'Nuff said!
Tony Adamo

Tony Adamo MOB

Friday, April 25, 2014

Tony Adamo Top MP3 Downloads in the Last 60 Days/Allaboutjazz

Top MP3 Downloads in the Last 60 Days/Allaboutjazz
 Cold Duck Time @#13 in Top 25 Nu-Jazz Chart
13. Cold Duck Time (4:00)
Tony Adamo
From: What is Hip? (Urbanzone Records)
Featured: 2014-03-18
"Cold Duck Time" Tony does a laid-back and funky version of this Eddie Harris and Les McCann song from their 1969 album - "Swiss Movement". On this track, Tony shows (once again) his smooth vocals. Melecio Magdalugo on sax is a great foil for Tony's vocals. Neil Larsen on organ brings an undercurrent of soul to the party. This is without a doubt a fine tribute to one of jazz's classic tracks. Jeff's Favorite: "What is Hip?" Jeff Niziol USNewJazz

Tony Adamo Funkin' At The Chickin' Shack

WUSB 90.1 FM Stony Brook, Hey Tony, The pleasure is mine. I’d played “Funkin’ at the Chickin’ Shack” on my 6/30 show. I was glad to find more.. REALLY GREAT both Lyric and Sound. Glad to get you out on the air and will continue to do so. Feel free to send tracks directly to me at this email.. I’ll get it out there. Donna WUSB RADIO

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Lost Tapes/ Tony Adamo & Mark Murphy

The Lost Tapes/ Tony Adamo & Mark Murphy

In the late eighty's Tony Adamo was by day working with explosive at Concord Navel Weapons Station Concord, Ca. By Night he was a up and coming nu-jazz Singer-songwriter in the San Francisco bay area.As luck would have it. Mark Murphy and Adamo's paths crossed. Adamo started working with Murphy on vocal interpretation of song and scat singing. They becam...e friends.A recording session came up for Adamo at Dave Austin's Diamond Audio Studio's in San Francisco.Tony asked Mark Murphy to sing and scat on a couple of songs that Adamo was recording.Murphy said yes.Late the tape roll.On that same recording was Joyce Cooling who went on to Smooth Jazz fame. The recorded songs where never released and have been lost in time. On Allaboutjazz top 200 profiles Adamo has passed the mighty Mark Murphy.You can write Mark Murphy at

Lillian Both Actors Home

155-175 W.Hudson Ave

Inglewood,NJ 07631

A Pitts Gambino PR Joint /The Lost Tapes/ Tony Adamo & Mark Murphy

Monday, April 7, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tony Adamo @#8 on Top 25 Allaboutjazz/Jazzcorner PR

Tony Adamo @#8 on Top 25 Allaboutjazz
(Published: April 04, 2014)

Tony Adamo's "Cold Duck Time" moves to the 30 day Top 25 Nu-Jazz Chart @allaboutjazz.Duck is @#8.
The Cold Duck Line-Up:
1) Cold Duck Time(Get Your Groove On Line) (E Harris - Seventh House LTD BMI) New Words by T.Adamo Vocal - Tony Adamo Drums - Steve Gadd Bass - Reggie McBride Organ - Neil Larsen Guitar - Jerry Stucker Percussion - Robert Quintana Sax - Melecio Magdaluyo Background Vocals - Sandy Griffith.
Tony Adamo will record with Mike Clark & Bill Summers & The Headhunters this summer.
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