Two-time Grammy winner Ernie Watts layed down horn tracks for contemporary jazz vocalist, Tony Adamo�s new Soul Jazz CD at the legendary Cherokee Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California. This is the second time Watts has recorded with Adamo. Their first recording was on Adamo�s CD, Dance Of Love on Rhombus Records. Dance Of Love is currently receiving airplay in the US and Canada.
Jerry Stucker is again producing Adamo�s new Soul Jazz CD to be released early in 2005. (The buzz on this new CD started when Al Schmitt, Capitol Studios recently mixed three of Adamo�s songs for this new CD). The Robb brothers, owners of Cherokee have always been knocked out by Watts� soulful playing and were delighted to have him record at their studio. Ernie began the recording session with War�s, �The World is a Ghetto.� Adamo�s vocals and Stucker�s arrangement might make this a jazz radio staple. The next song up, an original, �Wouldn�t You Like to Know� could generate a Nora Jones like response. The groove train was really hitting the tracks hard as Ernie stretched out and worked his magic on the Grover Washington Jr. tune, �Winelight,� with lyrics by Kurt Elling. Together, the magic vibe of Adamo�s silky smooth vocals and Watts� mighty tenor wrapped itself around �Winelight,� and may just break this new artist to the public and get Watts nominated for another Grammy. Let the magic begin!
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