A new conception in soulin’ and groove time was born when legendary drummer Mike Clark, co-leader of the Headhunters, formerly (Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters) took one step and beyond by bringing in guitarist/composer/arranger, Steve Homan and jazz, funk organist/arranger, Delbert Bump for session work on Tony Adamo’s new CD. Their recording session solidified the soul cookin’ groove that is now the foundation for Adamo’s new funk music. Bump and Homan have previously recorded with Mike Clark on his CARNIVAL OF SOUL CD. Clark has also brought in high voltage funksters with some heavy souln’ in the form of Rob Dixon and Gary Mielke, the co-producers of the Headhunters new PLATINUM CD. Super percussionist and long time Headhunter band member, Bill Summers, laid down his percussion tracks at an earlier recording session with Clark, Dixon and Gary Mielke. Mike Clark will oversee Adamo’s recording session starting on October 19, 2011 at the Static Shack Recording, Indianapolis, IN.
Associate Artists: Tower of Power Horns: Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Mic Gillette, Skip Mesquite, Tom Politzer The Headhunters: Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, BlackByrd McKnight, Rob Dixon, Gary Mielke, Bill Summers, Richie Goods Jazz Greats: Eddie Henderson, Ernie Watts, Steve Gadd, James Gadson, Kenneth Nash, Neil Larsen, Freddie Washington
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.
Hear passionate improvisation across borders on Colombian harp, Argentinian bandoneón, Venezuelan cuatro and vibes from the U.S. In a set with Castañeda, his trio and special guests perform at the Americas Society in New York.