Jim Santella of L.A. Jazz Scene Reviews Tony Adamo

Tony Adamo
Dance of Love
(Rhombus)

Smooth jazz is designed to mellow your day. It works even better than that when the singer adds passion and a genuine storyteller’s charm. Tony Adamo creates interest and holds you to it through his suave manner. Most of the songs leave a romantic reminder that surrounds itself with contemporary instrumental sounds and background vocals. Adamo, who recalls the deep baritone of Lou Rawls and the vibrant passion of Tom Jones, makes life easy for loves who just want to agree on something for the moment. His portraits include wordless scatting and lyrical interpretation. Although several selections hamper an otherwise terrific program, Adamo leaves the impression that smooth jazz was designed with the magic of his vocal interpretations in mind. Horns add to the mix, and Ernie Watts enhances ‘Hey Lou’ and ‘Midnight Café.’ Soprano and alto saxophonist Melecio Magdaluyo contributes to several selections, as backup singer Sandy Griffith lends strong support for the entire program. You can catch a video of Adamo in action at www.moosepix.com

Jim Santella
Reprinted with the permission from L.A. Jazz Scene

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  • Artist / Group Name: Tony Adamo
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