Sunday, February 5, 2017

MusicDish Review - Tony Adamo "Sonic Henderson"

Tony Adamo has done it again. In his new single "Sonic Henderson", Adamo expanded the entire track from his appreciation of the legendary jazz artist Joe Henderson, and groomed this spoken word piece-of-art to perfection. With the star backline: Mike Clark on drums, Mike LeDonne on Organ, and Jack Wilkins on Guitar supported Adamo, he was able to burst his passion, energy, rhythm and tempo into a long strand of bullets and hit you hard with his talents. Besides Henderson, Adamo also saluted some of the most celebrated jazz artists from the 50's and 60's in this track: Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, and many more. This song proves Adamo's admiration and yearnings towards the big legends during the golden age of jazz music, and his ability to lure his listeners into playing his songs over and over again, wondering what the rest of the album would sound like.

Born in San Francisco and with strong family ties to the Bronx and Brooklyn, New York, spoken word veteran Tony Adamo formed a music alliance with the legendary drummer, Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters) and the respected trumpet player Tim Ouimette. This trio has come up with a fresh new sound in vocal/hip-spoken word laced with a funk musical attitude. With the exception of only a handful of traditional rap artists, most creative vocalists are lacking the substance and stamina to put an entire recording on their backs in an effort to either spread their message, music or both. Tony Adamo makes it look effortless and with a virtual all star line up he gains the freedom to let his imagination soar.


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