"Tony Adamo is a talented, eclectic artist whose renditions of my songs are a creative breath of fresh air. It was a pleasure playing on them and is a pleasure listening to them. Strokeland is proud to represent him on our website. So grab an espresso and listen to the bongo beat!"
-- "Stephen 'Doc' Kupka - Founding member of Tower of Power
"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 CD."
-- "Al Schmitt, Capitol Studios - Fifteen-time Grammy Award winner for audio engineering
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 and hip/hop master rappers, Tony speaks the Truth through his poetic musings.
With preeminent players like producer Mike Clark (drums), Richie Goods (bass), Delbert Bump (organ), Michael Wolff (piano), Bill Summers (percussion) and Tim Ouimette, Rob Dixon, Derek Gardner and Stephen “Doc” Kupka in the horn section, Tony speaks/sings his way through the urban landscapes of Jazz, Funk and Soul.
From the title track “Miles of Blu,” a nod to the dark prince of Jazz, to “JB,” an homage to the Godfather of Soul, to a down-home “BBQ” and asking “America R We Free,” Tony tells it like it is in his own mesmerizing manner. The Grooves are infectious, the moods evocative, the music sizzling and the words – HIP!
"MILES OF BLU" takes listeners on a swinging journey, culminating in a funky good time!