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Greg Adams: Cool to the Touch

Read "Greg Adams: Cool to the Touch" reviewed by Katrina-Kasey Wheeler

Greg Adams is a pioneer. As one of the founding members of Tower of Power, the trumpeter helped to create its signature sound. He has, since the age of eighteen, been the luminary behind an astonishing number of hits for countless artists, himself included along with the likes of Rod Steward and Elton John. Few horn sections have not played one of his riffs. He is credited on over a thousand recordings which have led to both Grammy and Emmy ...


Greg Adams: Midnight Morning

Read "Midnight Morning" reviewed by Jim Santella

Trumpeter Greg Adams spent much of his career with Tower Of Power. He learned what makes popular music popular. His smooth jazz arrangements remain colored with synth wallpaper and crisp, programmed percussion. Adams' horn has the spotlight throughout, but he refrains from saying much. Light melodies that ebb and flow remain popular, but there's never much to sink your teeth into here. A muted trumpet or an open horn can sing like Madonna. It's pretty stuff. But it's a predictable ...


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