Greg Adams musical journey has spanned nearly four decades. Earning both Grammy and Emmy nominations and an International Broadcasting Award from The Hollywood Radio and Television Society. Adams is a founding member of Tower Of Power, legendary for the horn arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own. 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.
East Bay Soul 2.0 – The 2012 release from trumpeter, songwriter Greg Adams, produces a collection of 10 dynamic songs backed by East Bay Soul. 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.
With a nod to the music Adams loves, and inked in his own style creates music that is relevant and fresh. Greg takes you on an incredible ride that is groove driven, weaving his horn melodies with soul drenched vocals into a collection of songs that are all at once dynamic and dreamy, cinematic and oh so to fall in love with.
East Bay Soul with a most soulful ensemble creates a union that has been nothing short of musically miraculous. Their extraordinary combined talents all bring incredible energy to the music with heart and soul. Dedicated to a singular vision of bringing their brand of funk and the magic of their live performance into the studio.
Greg Adams: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Smitty Smith: Bass
Johnnie Bamont: Alto Sax, Flute, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
Michael Paulo: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
Joey Navarro: Keyboards
Herman Matthews: Drums
Darryl Walker: Vocals
Johnny Sandoval: Percussion
Sean Billings: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
James Wirrick: Guitar
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 – 8:00 pm
Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco, California 94115