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Greg Adams - East Bay Soul / Press

“An intimate portrait of funk jazz master GREG ADAMS SAN FRANCISCO (Herald de Paris) — The sound of Greg Adams is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. A musical journey that has spanned nearly four decades from the time he first arrived on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene in the early ‘70s, Greg has been a driving force in defining an artistry that transcends musical genres, is still seeking out a course not yet traveled, is at his best when he’s testing his innovative boundaries. Adams diversity has made him the consummate performer, setting no boundaries and seeking no labels. Adams is a founding member of Tower Of Power and is legendary for the horn arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought-out entity all its own. TOP is still traveling the world playing the arrangements that will forever include the musical signatures Greg invented so very long ago. Read more: click the link”

“Greg Adams never ceases to amaze me, and with his latest offering "East Bay Soul 2.0" I am sure you will feel the same way. Being one of the musical world's best known artist, Greg Adams is one of the founding members of Tower Of Power, a group known for it's hard hitting horn section, and one sought out by many artist for it's undeniable sound. Adams has been around since the 70's and has arranged, recorded, played for and collaborated with the likes of Ray Charles, Luther Vandross, Rod Stewart, Aaron Neville, Al Green, Quincy Jones, Wilson Pickett, B.B. King, Billy Preston, Josh Groban, The Rolling Stones and Celine Dion just to name a few. I could go on and on, but what I really need to do is tell you more about East Bay Soul 2.0.”

“Horns, horns, lots of funky horns. That’s what we get with the new release, East Bay Soul 2.0, from former Tower of Power trumpeter (and one of the band’s founders) Greg Adams and his East Bay Soul band as they revive that solid TOP groove in glorious fashion. There are high points laced throughout this album. There’s the high-powered lead track, “The Getaway,” the satiny soulful feel of “The Love of My Life” with masterful vocals from Darryl Walker (who struts his smooth pipes throughout all of the vocal tracks on this album, by the way), the sultry stride of “To Catch A Thief,” the crazy funkiness of “The Devil You Know,” and the gentle, telling, and heart-warming finale, “I’m Comin’ Home.” It’s clear that Adams’ vision was intensely focused on reaching in deep and capturing the soul of the listener with the soul of this colorful project.”

“ While much of today's contemporary/smooth jazz music is dominated by certain brass and wind instruments [sax, flute, trombone (Shorty), etc.], we as aficionados in appreciation of the art should never squeeze out the space still made available for the grace of the trumpet - a very powerful horn in the brass family. Perhaps a good dose of the sound of the trumpet and Flugelhorn from Greg Adams, founding/long-time member of hit R&B band Tower of Power might do the trick. Mr. Adams delivers another touch of the funk and soul in East Bay Soul 2.0, an excellent collection of compositions ever-so-reminiscent of the enormous participation he has consistently produced on over 500 recordings to date. Read more: ”

“For Immediate Release RIPA RECORDS TO RELEASE EAST BAY SOUL 2.0 ALBUM BY GRAMMY AND EMMY NOMINATED TRUMPETER ARRANGER GREG ADAMS ON FEBUARY 28TH, 2012 EAST BAY SOUL 2.0-COMPELELTY PRODUCED, ARRANGED AND CO-WRITTEN BY GREG ADAMS ADAMS HAS WORKED WITH ELTON JOHN, SANTANA, PHISH, CELINE DION, LUTHER VANDROSS, AND THE ROLLING STONES TO NAME A VERY FEW A COLLECTION OF 10 DYNAMIC SONGS SOULFULLY BACKED BY HIS BAND EAST BAY SOUL January 16, 2012- Los Angeles, CA- Ripa Records will release East Bay Soul 2.0 from trumpeter, songwriter Greg Adams on February 28, 2012. Adams signature sound is clearly stamped through out the album’s 10 tracks, an equal mix of instrumental and vocal songs - a blend of Funk Jazz, R&B and Soul. ”

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