JWQ Showcase 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

USA: Video: Rain Man - Tony Adamo



Tony Roc Adamo has gained recognition in recent times as a significant spoken-word artist who often pays tribute to classic musicians in his talking over a heated groove. However one should never take for granted his abilities as a singer and a songwriter. “Rain Man” reminds listeners that he is a top-notch singer too.

With the support of organist Wayne Delacruz, guitarist Chris Pimentel and drummer Barry Schiffman, on “Rain Man” Tony Roc Adamo sings about lost love. He tells about the unexpected breakup of a love affair, pleads for his girlfriend’s return, and asks the rain man to please rain love on him. The band grooves behind him, Pimentel takes a guitar sol,o and the soulful and funky jazz blends in perfectly with his singing.

A special treat of this video are the colorful graphics which add to Tony Roc Adamo’s story and make viewing “Rain Man” into a memorable experience.

Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian and author of 11 books including The Jazz Singers and Jazz On Film