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Tony Adamo channels the “Beat” poets Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg, and modern verbalists, Mark Murphy and Gil Scott-Heron



http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=1728Review Published at All About Jazz.com 8/19/13/Nicholas F. Mondello

“As vocalist, Adamo's exciting, highly-energetic interpretations avoid any faux hip inflections. He swings soulfully heavy (”Ticking Clock”), has great rhythmic feel, and injects a soul vaccination across the date. His scripted dialog is powerful in presentation and content (”Sun-Ra Rockets to Mars”). There's no hand or lip jive; the “hipspokenwords” are performed as dit-dot tight as the horns and infectious rhythms behind him (”Ain't That a Groove”). He channels the “Beat” poets Jack Kerouac and Alan

Ginsberg, and modern verbalists, Mark Murphy and Gil Scott-Heron. Adamo is way too sophisticated and on social point to be placed on the same street corner as “rap.” His lines, inflected with the verbiage of the then-and-now hip, evoke and show an abundance of thought (”America R We Free?”).”

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