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29.01.2011

Mic Gillette Is Back

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Tower of Power great, Mic Gillette is back in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area to stay. This world-renowned horn player and music arranger continues to be a driving force in the world of music today. Mic has played with the greats to include: Elton John, Huey Lewis and the News, Jefferson Starship, Santana and The Rolling Stones to name a few. As of late, Mic Gillette is one of the featured artists on the new Sons of Champlin’s DVD release entitled SECRET. Bill Champlin, the Son’s leader, …
Singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo and two time Grammy Award Winner, Ernie Watts rocketed to the top of Soundclick.com’s smooth jazz chart the 2nd time in one month with ‘Midnight Café,’ featuring Ernie Watts. This song has generated close to 7,000 downloads and streams just in one month at Soundclick.com. Watts’s soaring horn work and undeniable style blended with Adamo’s smooth and sensual voice blasted this Jerry Stucker produced song to #1 for the 2nd time. This breakout song is from Adamo’s new …

Tony Adamo

ALBUM: Dance Of Love
LABEL: Rhombus Records
DATE: 2002
GENRE: Smooth Jazz

It's cool, smooth, sexy and funky (gotta have this in true CD-quality). Tony Adamo is the smooth jazz power voice of the generation, and after listening to Dance of Love, you can't deny the fact that this new vocalist has got the material to succeed. A lot of musical elements are included into each track. For example, the first few tracks are blues heavy, flirty and upbeat …
The great funk master, Paul Jackson of the Headhunters on Basin Street Records (formally Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters) has added to his new solo release the song ‘Hey Lou’ written by Tony Adamo and Jerry Stucker. ‘Hey Lou’ recently appeared on Adamo’s new CD release, DANCE OF LOVE on Rhombus Records. Jackson heard ‘Hey Lou’ in Japan where he now lives and dug it from the first listen. It was apparent to all at this point this tune had all the makings of a jazz funk classic. It would be ove …
29.01.2011

Tony Adamo up for Grammy

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Tony Adamo’s new CD, Dance of Love is up for Grammy consideration. Can you dig it? Tony sure can! The final votes will be cast within the next two weeks and the nominations will be announced at a press conference December 4th in Hollywood, California. NARA members can vote for Dance of Love as it is listed in the latest issue of the Grammy Awards Guide. NARA members can also order a free promo CD from Thom Teresi, owner of Rhombus Records (www.rhombus-records.com) or directly from the Grammy Awa …
The great funk master, Paul Jackson of the Headhunters on Basin Street Records (formally Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters) has added to his new solo release the song ‘Hey Lou’ written by Tony Adamo and Jerry Stucker. ‘Hey Lou’ recently appeared on Adamo’s new CD release, DANCE OF LOVE on Rhombus Records. Jackson heard ‘Hey Lou’ in Japan where he now lives and dug it from the first listen. It was apparent to all at this point this tune had all the makings of a jazz funk classic. It would be ove …
Nothing is by chance in the world of jazz. If you're in the groove and in the right place at the right time, have a sound and style that's needed at that moment, man you're in! You can swing all the way down Broadway on a single note. Pioneering jazz trumpeter Eddie Gale is blowin his ground breaking music to a whole new generation of listeners. After more than 30 years of his music sitting in the vaults at Blue Note Records, Eddie's "Black Rhythm Happening and Ghetto Music" on Blue Note are bei …
Guitarist/producer Jerry Stucker and jazz great Columbia recording artist, Eddie Henderson (trumpet) are laying down music tracks for Tony Underwood’s debut album. Buddy Saleman is doing the engineering at Studio 684, San Francisco, California.

Tony Underwood is the world’s premier jazz tuba player. Underwood appears (tuba) along with Eddie Henderson (trumpet) on jazz giant McCoy Tyner’s release, JOURNEY and was one of the arrangers for Bebe Winan’s Atlantic Records release, BEBE WINAN.

‘Pianist Shota Osabe’s playing on the song,’ Memories of You,’ was elegant and truly outstanding on the tune ‘Jilly,’ wrote renowned jazz critic, Phil Elwood for the San Francisco Examiner. Pianist, arranger, jazz musician, Shota Osabe is on the move. In February 2003 Osabe cracked the top 20 jazz chart at Soundclick.com with the song ‘Can’t Leave Here Again, written by the late Ray Brown.

Osabe’s first CD release, HAPPY COAT, is making a buzz in Japan and the USA. HAPPY COAT, produced by th …

Singer/songwriter Tony Adamo funks it up on his new radio promo CD release, UP IN IT. This is being sent to radio program directors and music reviewers. World renowned horn player and Tower of Power great, Mic Gillette, wrote the horn arrangements for the songs ‘Lolita’ and ‘Up In It.’ He also plays on ‘Lolita,’ ‘Up In It’ and "Groove Therapy.’ Adamo brought in another Tower of Power (TOP) alumni, an original member of TOP, Skip Mesquite. The pair extraordinaire of a horn section was born. What …
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