Monday, March 16, 2015
Some thoughts from Sara Harris, the wife of the late Eddie Harris regarding Tony Adamo's new Cd, TONY ADAMO & THE NEW YORK CREW
"Every time I listen to your CD I smile and recall the good old days when Jazz Music was really happening and some of the best musicians were all doing their thing. I will not elaborate on the cats and the hip jazz music that they were playing but I am happy to hear you discussing some of those talented musicians on your CD. I know you did not have time to mention all of the outstanding musicians but I just had to mention Charlie Parker (Bird) Lester Young, Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown. I also have to mention Cedar Walton, pianist, and Ira Sullivan, trumpet player who died at a young age after composing the score for the movie the “French Connection” Cedar and Ira were both in the military with Eddie and the three of them played together while they were in the military at the same time in the Army Band. That is how the three of them became friends. Tony did an excellent version of “Listen Here” “Listen Up” on this CD whereby he gave a brief bio etc. of Eddie Harris.
I have listened to the CD frequently and I find that it contains an excellent combination of excellent jazz music by very talented musicians and the very versatile vocalist Tony Adamo. Tony has sang an excellent choice of vocals on the CD. His songs are very versatile and well chosen . The lyrics were very clever covering many subjects discussing various jazz musicians, how to change from within to improve yourself and others around you as well as other subjects on the CD relating to Jazz. His vocals were well written and the musicians that played with him are excellent musicians.” Sara Harris