Release Date:
August 15, 2006
Label: Ripa Records


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Track Listing
  1. Felix The Cat
  2. It's Only Love, Love
  3. One Night In Rio
  4. Life In The Key Of Blue
  5. Cool To The Touch
  6. Hi-Fi
  7. Hermosa
  8. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
  9. Bongo Baby
  10. When The Party's Over

 

Notes & Personnel Info

Greg Adams (trumpet and flugelhorn); Paul Jackson Jr (guitar); Vinnie Colaiuta, Evan Stone (drums);  Leland Sklar, Brian Allen (bass); Nick Milo (keyboards, strings, bass, drums) James Wirrick (guitar, harmonica, keyboards, bass, drums) Mindy Abair, Eric Marienthal (alto saxophones); Tom Scott, Richard Elliot, Boney James (tenor saxophones); Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone); Johnny Sandoval (percussion); Ana Robles (vocal)

Engineer:  Carmen Grillo
Horns Arranged by Greg Adams
Strings arranged by Greg Adams, Nick Milo
Recorded at Big Surprise Studio, Encino California
Mastered by Bob Vosgien at Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, California
All songs co-written by Greg Adams except "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You " (Sting)

Producer: Greg Adams
Tracks (1, 2, 5, 6, 8)  Produced by Greg Adams and James Wirrick

Enjoy the ride that will take you down a path of unforgettable melodies infused in a mix of jazz, pop and funk powered by Greg’s soulful trumpet.

While the music is pure 2006, its track titles conjure up the independence and hipness of the 60s jazz lifestyle.  That inspiration carries throughout the album taking you on a cool musical sojourn that is both melodic and energetic.

From the downbeat of the opening track, “Felix The Cat,” the listener is immediately propelled into a harmonious retreat that is funk-driven by a super sax section that includes Mindi Abair, Johnnie Bamont, Richard Elliot, Boney James, and Eric Marienthal. 

“Life In The Key Of Blue” pairs Greg with legendary saxophonist Tom Scott in a duet that jams with intense R&B rhythm.  While “Bongo Baby” is just pure fun, the Latin percussion laden track will make you instantly think beach party and midriff tops mixed with a little tequila.  The title track, “Cool To The Touch,” showcases Adams’ signature horn section sound and features a rhythm section with some of the coolest cats in town, Vinnie Coliauta, Lee Sklar and Paul Jackson Jr.

Crafted by Greg’s art of “lyrics without words,” his trumpet-driven melodies merge the sound of jazz, funk groves, sophisticated riffs, sexy soul and Latin vibes in a blend that is all so cool.

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