Vocalist Hipspokenword artist Tony Adamo's "9 MILES of BLU" jumps up to #4 on Allaboutjazz Top 25 downloads. "9 Miles of Blu" is produced by legendary drummer Mike Clark (yes the drummer who played with Herbie Hancock for many years. Adamo reaches into the pre-rap turf of Gil Scott-Heron here with this seductive too-short flash memoir about how he discovered jazz and its legendary envelope-pushers—Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis. There’s energy and honor and wonder in Adamo’s words, especially in the fluid alliterative syncopated way the words reflect the inspiration that jazz gave him—as an artist, as a human being.
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