A Music Review of Tony Adamo's song JB/ Random Act Records

Another jazzy spoken-hop tour through the musical past—this time dedicated to James Brown. Tony Adamo, who seems to have become the undisputed heavyweight historian and champion of all things jazzy and funky, here spends only about a third of the song doing his uniquely usual thang: spoken-word-scatting on the significance and greatness of The Hardest Working Man in Show Biz. And just when you think maybe Adamo ought not ot be singing—Gotta get up! Gotta get up!—the strength and the passion—always an infectious passion, which is the key to Adamo—bursts through on “Weeellll!” And then Adamo graciously steps off, giving the spotlight up, first to guitarist Steve Homan, who lays down an especially jazzy riff (while his bandmates keep up the JB references underneath) and second to organ master Delbert Bump. Bump’s solo takes up a good half of “JB”—a really good, very impressive, and super mellifluous song. The line up for JB. Tony Adamo Vocal/Hipspokenword-wrote lyrics Mike Clark-Drums Trumpet,Trombone-Tim Ouimette Bass-Richie Goods Bari Sax-Bill Harris Organ-Delbert Bump Guitar-Steve Homan Devon Jackson has written about music and film for a variety of publications from Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice to Rolling Stone and Details http://jazztimes.com/community/articles/75728-a-music-review-of-tony-adamo-s-song-jb-random-act-records http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/05/tony-adamo-miles-of-blu-random-act-2013.html http://randomactrecords.com/

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Tony Adamo Aug. 6, 2013 @ 1:39 p.m.

With an unparalleled 15 (fifteen) Grammy Awards for engineering. Al Schmitt comments on Tony Adamo's Cd, Miles of Blu

Hi Tony, just got done listening to your exciting album. Jazz mixed with Hip Hop and Rap. Totally blew me away. Great arrangements, horn charts outstanding, I love the fact that the lyrics are original and your performance pretty original also. Good job. Love the C D. Al

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