Greg Adams and East Bay Soul News
Watch The Video-Greg Adams Producing and East Bay Soul in the Studio Lending their Sound to Kirk Fischer’s debut CD “Friends“
About “Friends – by Kirk Fischer
I’ve followed Greg Adams since his days as a founding member of Tower of Power. I even covered some ToP material in my playing days. When Greg went solo in the mid-90’s I bought and enjoyed his stuff. When East Bay Soul hit the street I was totally pumped that Greg had returned to his 10-piece roots. Ultimately we identified 10 songs – 6 original and 4 covers. Greg and I collaborated on rhythm arrangements, Greg composed the string and horn arrangements. In March 2016 we laid down rhythm tracks with Kay-Ta, Herman Matthews, and Dwayne “Smitty” Smith. I recorded most of the keyboards in my studio. That was followed by a string session and ultimately Greg, Lee Thornburg, and Greg Vail laying down those signature horns. Greg Adams producing… how good is that? So what you have here is basically Kirk Fischer playing with East Bay Soul. Let me ask you, my fellow True Funk Soldiers, who wouldn’t want to do that? It turned out great. I hope you enjoy it.
GET SMART” DEEPER REMIX BONUS TRACK IS AVAILABLE NOW!
Week One At Radio! “Get Smart” Debuts on Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart #4 Most Added
“Get Smart” sweeping arrangement evokes the timeless backdrop of your favorite detective show. The sleuth always get his man or woman! Here the remix by Stephen Sherrard enhances the echoes and delays of Greg Adams signature muted trumpet. The sound of Dwayne “Smitty” Smith’s bass doubles up 1octave to bring a deeper funk bottom to the entire track. The East Bay Soul Horn Section is featured in a 5 part ensemble harmonizing the melody toward of the end of the song is real sneaky. Co-written by Greg Adams and Nick Milo.
We’ve had great time touring over the spring and summer and we want to thank everyone who came out to support us. It means the world to us and there is nothing we like more than performing live and sharing our music with you!
On Stage- Festival of The Arts July. 23 2016
Seal Beach CA, August 9 2016
Heading to the stage- Jazz at The Creek SD August 13, 2016
Thank you to all the radio stations that are playing the new single “Didn’t Wanna Do It” Remix
from the Thats’ Life CD! Proud to be in the top 20 three weeks in a row on the Billboard Chart!
You can listen and download on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby!
We had a great time in Seattle at Jazz Alley!
Another great set of shows at Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley
On Stage- July, 7, 2016
CoffeTalk JAZZ MAGAZINE
CoffeeTalk JAZZ Magazine Spring 2016 LEGEND Jazz Interview
Greg Adams TRUMPET EXTRAORDINAIRE
For the last three decades, Grammy and Emmy nominated trumpet player Greg Adams has built his career as a musician from a backup horn player to a well-known powerhouse in the industry. Adams has recorded six solo albums, three albums with East Bay Soul, and fourteen albums as one of the founding members of the band, Tower of Power. As an arranger, he helped bring Tower of Power into one of the most recognizable and sought out bands in the country. In addition to his innumerable collaborations in the studio and on stage, Adams’ debut recording, “Hidden Agenda” placed number one on the Billboard charts and stayed there for over five weeks. His latest musical pursuit is with the group, East Bay Soul. East Bay Soul brings a much-welcomed group of talent to the music industry Read the complete interview: CTJM_2016 Vol 1_GregAdams
East Coast Tour Dates Were A Blast!
THANK YOU SCULLER JAZZ CLUB, THE 26TH ANNUAL BERKS JAZZ FEST AND THE BETHESDA BLUES AND JAZZ SUPPER CLUB!
Tom Bowes surprises us and sits in at the Bethesad Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Berks Jazz Fest!
On Stage At Sculers Jazz Club!
DIDN’T WANNA DO IT (URBAN REMIX) Chill Meets Funk!
Bonus Track –The sixth sequenced song from the full album East Bay Soul That’s Life CD. The Urban Remix by Stan Dart and Mastered by Stephen Sherrard takes the listener back to a cinematic urban city scape in much the way you would expect James Bond to follow chase. Listen and Download Now!
As seen in the FALL 2015 Jazziz Magazine
On DISC Review
With East Bay Soul, in demand trumpeter and arranger Greg Adams continues the legacy of Tower of Power, the muscular funk R&B horn band with whom he waxed some classic recordings. Adams, who’s worked alongside marquee stars from Wilson Pickett and B. B. King to Mariah Cary and Madonna, convened EBS in 2009 for the outfit’s self-titled debut recording. The album did well enough for the trumpeter to put out a second volumn East Bay Soul 2.0, which he followed up with the new That’s Life (Ripa) Read more:
East Bay Soul That’s Life CD – Out Now!
Greg Adams & East Bay Soul – That’s Life
In just a few short years Greg Adams has built his East Bay Soul creation into the preeminent horn driven collective of its era. and now Adams’ has taken the project to a whole new level with the simply incredible ‘That’s Life’.
Read the review
For Immediate Release Greg Adams & East Bay Soul | March 25, 2015- Los Angeles, CA. In his new musical pursuit trumpeter Greg Adams continues his artistic evolution alongside East Bay Soul with the dynamic THAT’S LIFE – A collection of eleven songs that fuses his love for vintage soul music, pop, with powerful horns and gorgeous orchestration. Read More
KICKSTARTER THANK YOU’S
You made East Bay Soul THAT’S LIFE a reality!
We are all really in this together. As promised we have posted our Thank you page
You made this happen and we can’t wait to get the new music out to you! Thank you ALL so much!!
Check out the tour page for new tour dates!