Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tony Adamo & Drummer Mike Clark

Pitts Gambino PR
Tony Adamo and his music producer drummer Mike Clark are working' on Adamo's nu Cd for 2016. Clark brings in Mike LeDonne organ and Jack Wilkins guitar to Trading Eights Recording Studio,NJ on 2/18/15. This will be the third Cd Clark has produced for Adamo.
MIKE CLARK gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock’s group in the early 1970’s. Mike became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock’s Thrust album, which garnered him an international cult following. Mike LeDonne has had the unique experience of playing with an unusually wide spectrum of jazz masters. His many years as a professional have included playing all over the world with everyone from old masters like Benny Goodman and Roy Eldridge to Be Bop masters like Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson, Benny Golson and Art Farmer, to modern masters like Bobby Hutcherson and George Coleman. These are just a few of the great’s Mike has apprenticed with. Though Jack Wilkins' fretboard prowess is on par with such celebrated contemporaries as Pat Martino and Larry Coryell, the 65-year-old guitarist has been flying under the radar since the release of his debut record, 1973's Windows on the Mainstream label. A one-time member of Buddy Rich's working septet of the early '70s and accompanist to a bevy of great jazz singers over the years, from Sarah Vaughan, Chris Connor and Jay Clayton to Morgana King, Nancy Harrow and Amy London, Wilkins remains highly regarded in guitar circles.

"Tony Adamo has essentially created a new genre: "HipSpokenWord." His inventions are certainly hip and relevant; they are mostly spoken, though occasionally sung; and the words are extremely powerful and relevant. With the assistance of Producer Mike Clark, one of the most renowned Jazz/Funk drummers to ever wield sticks, Tony has concocted a topical masterpiece in "Miles of Blu." Random Act Records

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