Recording information: Raw Recording, Patterson, NY; Serra Sonics Recording, Reno NV; Sound Q's Recording, Carmel, NY.
Adamo's "hipspokenword" street-seasoned lyrics and jazzman salutes emanate from his ballsy baritone and his hard, hard swing is narco-addictive ("Mama's Meat Pies" "Wisdom of Oz"). There's power and truth being dealt when this cat lets fur fly ("Picasso at Midnite," here told over Ouimette's solid free cries and Clark's fireworks). The addition of Eddie Harris's "Listen Here" complete with Harrison's blow and Adamo's vocal lines and the Art Blakey acknowledgement, "Messengers Burnin,' would have a subway rodent grab his lid, come up and see the light and head non-stop to catch the late show at the Blue Note.
Tony Adamo and the New York Crew is a romp—a fascinating and swinging vision seen through the hippest and most talented of Ray-Bans. Double dig? http://www.allaboutjazz.com/tony-adamo-and-the-new-york-crew-tony-adamo-urbanzone-records-review-by-nicholas-f-mondello.php?width=1024
Submitted on 06/13/15 by Frank Black