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A Review By: Edward Blanco, Ejazznews www.myspace.com/tonyrocadamo
Bay area vocalist Tony Adamo garnished a five star rating from Smoothjazz.com for his latest release, Straight Up Deal. However, there's a lot more to the smooth jazz sound found on this recording than what they would have you believe. Tony Adamo, equipped with a deep baritone voice, belts out some real gyrating funk, R&B;and soulful jazz tunes on this fourteen piece CD, which also includes a selection of straight ahead beautiful contemporary jazz vocals.
Adamo records the album with nineteen players among them, funk bassist Paul Jackson, saxophone great Ernie Watts and trumpeter Eddie Henderson. He also enlists the help of The Tower of Power Horns which appear on five tracks.