Tony Adamo

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04/07/13    Community Articles

The Top 50 Releases of 2012/JazzTimes/February issue 2013 & Jazz radio

The Top 50 Releases of 2012/JazzTimes/February issue 2013 If you combined all Top 50 releases in terms of hard copy sales. Would it amount to 250,000 units sold, 300,000 sold? And what's wrong with Jazz radio or what's left of it? Billboard Jazz Charts for...

04/04/13    Community Articles

Tony Adamo Gil-Scott Heron Mark Murphy Jack Kerouac

New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Urbanzone Records) On his latest effort, and debut recording for Random Act Records, TONY ADAMO has created a unique genre: "HipSpokenWord." Built on the wisdom of musical wizards like Gil-Scott Heron, Mark Murphy, Jack Kerouac...

03/15/13    Community Articles

The Wolff & Clark Expedition/ Michael Wolff Mike Clark on Jazzweek's Top 20 Jazz Chart

The Wolff & Clark Expedition/ Michael Wolff Mike Clark. Are still on Jazzweek's Jazz Charts @#16.The Wolff & Clark Expedition are on Random Act records. Mike Clark produces Random Act Records Artist Tony Adamo's music. http://www.jazzweek...

03/01/13    Community Articles

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...

02/28/13    Community Articles

TONY ADAMO “Miles of Blu” /Random Act Records PR Release

TONY ADAMO “Miles of Blu” Random Act Records Others, like Gil Scott-Heron, Mark Murphy and legions of rappers, have recognized the power of the almighty Word. Some have been hip, some sung, some said, but none have the musical import and impact of Tony Adamo’s...

02/22/13    Community Articles

Tony Adamo stays hot on

What's HOT At Speakeasy Bassist Marcus Miller Joins August 3 Line-up at 2013 Newport Jazz Festival® Posted by: McClairPR hello every one !i want to promote this great jazz band from greece!call Mode Plagal Posted by: europiano player Pre-Order Album now...

02/18/13    Community Articles

From Random Act Records/Artist Tony Adamo

COMING SOON: "MILES OF BLU" from HipSpokenWord artist Tony Adamo. Tony has basically invented his own, original genre. This hipster speaks, raps, and sings his compelling stories, with able assistance from Producer Mike Clark and cohorts like Michael Wolff...

01/15/13    Community Articles

Tony Adamo Mike Clark Jeff Berlin Random Act Records

A music review in the December issue of JazzTimes on the Scott Henderson/Jeff Berlin/ Dennis Chambers new CD,HBC on (Tone Center Records) One cut in particular that stands out in the review is Herbie Hancock's "Actual Proof." And how HBC interprets that...

10/17/12    Community Articles

Tony Adamo A Strokeland Jazz Artist Is In Top 50 On ESB Radio

Tony Adamo a Strokeland Jazz Artist is in Top 50 on ESB Radio Frank Black/A Doubleleft Hook PR gig, New York, NY All-time jazz greats like, Cannon Ball Adderley, Miles Davis, Joshua Redman, Bob James, Maceo Parker, FourPlay, Bill Evens and Wes Montgomery...

10/17/12    Community Articles

Tony Adamo In Top 50 On ESB Jazz Radio

New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Urban Zone Records) Franky B - A Too Hip To Be Square Production, NY, NY August 2012 - Top 50 most played albums in the last 3 months: Tony Adamo, vocal Hipspokenword artist has two Cd's in the top 50 at ESB Jazz Radio. Adamo...

10/17/12    Community Articles

Tony Adamo in Top MP3 downloads for the week ending Oct. 1, 2012

Top MP3 downloads for the week ending Oct. 1, 2012/ Vocal hipspokenword artist Tony Adamo's 'GrooveTherapy' off of his 'What is Hip?' CD. Is @#12 on the Top 25 music charts. Tower of Power horns play on Adamo's 'Groove Therapy.' http://www.lasvegasweekly...

10/06/12    Community Articles

Tony Adamo August 2012 - Top 50 most played albums in the last 3 months:

Tony Adamo on ESB Radio Chats/ Top 50

08/26/12    Community Articles

Tony Adamo in song rotation on NEWPORTERJAZZ RADIO

Tony Adamo in song rotation on NEWPORTERJAZZ RADIO Frank Black/A Doubleleft Hook Production,New York City Tony, I"m showcasing the song, 'Tickin Clock' on the new songs rotation. This song is absolutely stunning! Your song is now playing on NewporterJazz...


07/25/12    Community Articles

Tony Adamo's new CD out soon

Oaktown Funk and New York Throw Down meets Vocal/Hipspokenword


07/19/12    Community Articles

Don't say it's Tony Adamo and the Headhunters

Don't say it's Tony Adamo and the Headhunters Frank Black- A DoubleLeft Hook Production NY NY Mike Clark, legendary drummer and former member of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters band, can now add another name to his illustrious music career as the Funk Wizard...


05/16/12    Community Articles

Tony Adamo The Band in Manhattan

Tony Adamo The Band in Manhattan Frank Blacxk A Doubleleft Hook Production/NY NY Legendary drummer Mike Clark of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Woody Shaw, Wallace Roney, Joe Henderson,Chet Baker, Wayne Henderson, Tony Bennett. Assembled some of New...

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About Tony Adamo


Tony Adamo & Mike Clark Groovin’ High Z. Sidari/ Yo Productions New York City, NY

Legendary drummer, Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters) and the highly respected musician, trumpet player, big band leader and music arranger, Tim Ouimette recently completed the mix for vocal/hip- spokenword artist, Tony Adamo’s new CD at Ouimette’s recording studio in upstate New York. Adamo and Clark started this music project in the summer of 2011 after Clark recorded with Adamo on a new cover for Tower of Power’s “Soul Vaccination.” It was at that point a music alliance was formed between the two, and Clark became the music producer for Adamo’s new CD. Music industry insiders who have listened to some of the new cuts off this CD have commented that Adamo and Clark have come up with a fresh new sound in vocal/hip-spokenword laced with a funk musical attitude. Tim Ouimette said “This project is so original and bluesy groovin’ and is sending all the right messages. I am just really happy to be involved.” Tony Adamo is a Strokeland Record artist. Strokeland is owned by funk icon, Stephen “Doc” Kupka of Tower of Power. “Doc” Plays on Adamo’s new CD.

Past Performances

2/8-2/10/12 Legendary drummer Mike Clark producing and mixing Tony Adamo's new CD Tim Ouimette's Studio Hudson Valley, NY

MusicDishTV Presents Tony Adamo's “Nine Miles Of Blu”

In his latest video and mp3 “Nine Miles of Blu,” Tony Adamo runs the voodoo down with legendary drummer Mike Clark (yes the drummer who played with Herbie Hancock back in 1974 on Thrust), and references to being in the middle of a happening jazz scene, tipping his verse to Miles' and Coltrane's “Giant Steps”. Guitarist Steve Holman lays down a solid comping on this jazz trio's post-bop, with Clark sparking the track with great rhythmic ideas.

The esteemed Clark also produced “Nine Miles of Blue,” in which Adamo pays a verbal homage to Dizzie Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other widely recognized jazz masters who led the way for the music we have today. Using cleverly smooth but complex combinations of jazz melodies, this track is a funky, jazzy, get in your face groove that, at first play, makes you feel like you're sitting in a great jazz club.

Tony Adamo joined the JazzTimes community on Oct 13, 2009