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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 of the early ‘70s, Greg has been a driving force to define artistry that transcends musical genres, still seeking out a course not yet traveled, is at his best when set to explore a new artistic destination. For Adams it is always about the journey and where it will take him and he is always ready to go the. The journey continues with East Bay Soul 2.0- completely produced, arranged and co- written by Greg

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Right On! DW3’s “Truth” Is Spreading Fast

Right On! DW3’s “Truth” Is Spreading Fast

With an active summer festival season on the horizon, things are already heating up for the throwback R&B vocal group on the heels of a new album release and a hot radio single featuring Brian Culbertson. Los Angeles, CA: A twelve-song set of smooth old school soul strewn with modern day sensibilities, retro R&B vocal group ...

NEWS: RECORDING

DW3 Pays “Tribute” To Their Late Drummer-Mentor Ricky Lawson

DW3 Pays “Tribute” To Their Late Drummer-Mentor Ricky Lawson

R&B vocal band goes retro on their sophomore album, Vintage Truth, due March 17, with assistance from contemporary jazz luminaries Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Paul Brown, Greg Adams and Elan Trotman. Los Angeles, CA: At the untimely passing of the drummer Steely Dan’s Walter Becker described as having perfect timing, Ricky Lawson was only four songs ...

East Bay Soul 2.0

Label: Ripa Records
Released: 2012

NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter Greg Adams To Release The New CD East Bay Soul 2.0 February 28, 2012

Trumpeter Greg Adams To Release The New CD East Bay Soul 2.0 February 28, 2012

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alan Hewitt: Retroactive

Read "Retroactive" reviewed by Dee Dee McNeil

The CD artwork to Alan Hewitt's Retroactive looks like a reproduction from the old TV series, Miami Vice. Hewitt is dressed in a white suit with V-neck T-shirt, shades and shoulder-length blond hair. As a pianist and smooth jazz keyboardist, he travels on a flashback journey in both his attire and music. Hewitt opens ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Trumpeter Greg Adams, Guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. to Perform at Teamsters Black Caucus so Cal Chapter Music Festival 2009, Nov. 7th in Long Beach

Trumpeter Greg Adams, Guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. to Perform at Teamsters Black Caucus so Cal Chapter Music Festival 2009, Nov. 7th in Long Beach

The First Annual Teamsters Black Caucus So. Cal Chapter Music Festival featuring R&B, Smooth Jazz and comedy will take place Saturday, November 7th at the Queen Mary Events Park, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., doors open at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Teamsters Black Caucus So Cal Chapter, a non-profit 501c3 organization. Featured performers include ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

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 ...

Midnight Morning

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Crosstown; Breathe Again; Midnight Morning; Wrapped Around Your Finger; 'Sup With That; Andrea; Blondes & Bottles; Siena; Vendetta; Roadhouse.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...


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