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"Adamo is like Lou Rawls fronting Tower of Power..." -- "Stuart Hamilton, Amazon.co.uk "Think Lou Reed, but funkified..." -- "Sandy Shore, Smoothjazz.com "Pop songs with R&B horns make Tony Adamo’s STRAIGHT UP DEAL sizzle with excitement. He sings with the bold character of a man who knows how to entertain, recalling pop singers Tom Jones, David Clayton-Thomas and Brook Benton as well as jazz singers Al Jarreau and Mark Murphy. -- Jim Santella, L.A Jazz Scene "Tony’s version of the Tower of Power classic “What is Hip” is on fire. It is amazingly cool and funked up beatnik style. He has picked the perfect song for his voice to cover here and knocks it out of the park and into another park where it immediately scores a grand slam. Anyone who covers this song needs to listen to this and think about what they are going to do and if they can push the bar higher than Tony has. -- Doug Morrissey- Muzikreviews.com Staff
Tower of Power Horns with Tony Adamo
The recording of the song “What is Hip” on Adamo's new CD came from a suggestion made by the legendary horn player and Tower of Power co-founder, STEPHEN 'DOC' KUPKA. During a recording session with Adamo and his producer/guitarist, JERRY STUCKER, Doc suggested several TOP songs that Adamo might want to cover.
Adamo chose “What is Hip” and “This Time it’s Real.” Kupka, along with jazz great EDDIE HENDERSON hold up the horn section on “Hip.” In the re-grooved “This Time It’s Real,” MIC GILLETTE, funk icon in his own right, wrote the horn arrangement and plays trumpet and trombone along with TOP member TOM E. POLITZER on tenor sax. Politzer plays tenor sax with Doc Kupka on bari sax.
Tony Adamo and The Legendary Headhunters Drums - Mike Clark Percussion - Bill Summers Keyboards and Alto Saxophone - Rob Willie Dixon Bass - Richie Goods Members of the Headhunters play on Tony Admo's music. Mike Clark,Rob Dixion, Bill Summers recording in studio 9-12-11 on Tony Adamo's new CD
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