Adam Scone’s new album, Low & Slow, is all about mood... It is about that rare time of the day when you may find a moment of solace in between the chaos of everyday life.
It is an album of contrast and texture. Scone’s Hammond organ is slow, while Ian Hendrickson-Smith’s sax is low. This appealing combination is complimented by Tsutomu Nakai’s unique guitar tone alongside Tom Beckham’s vibes and Aaron Thurston’s drums.
Scone has dedicated his life to keeping the sound of the Hammond B3 organ alive and Low & Slow is a deserving addition to his celebrated CV. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Scone was born in September, 1975, and began playing piano at the age of five. At the age of 16 he switched to the organ after hearing organist Gene Ludwig play. He progressed to work with Lou Donaldson’s band and played two of New York’s most prestigious clubs, the Village Vanguard and the Blue Note.
Other highlights include performances with legends such as Jimmy Cobb, Ben Dixon and Al Harewood, Bubba Brooks, George Braith. Adam is also member of the world renowned funk group the Sugarman 3, who have played many of the world’s top music festivals including Glastonbury and Montreaux.
Previous albums, as leader, include I Scream Scone! (2015), Psychedelic Eye (2005), High As A Rocket (2003) and The Wild New Electric Organ Sounds (2002), while his organ playing has appeared on more than 50 albums as guest or as sideman. Throughout Scone has remained true to his art form.
“The organ is such a vital part of popular music”, he says, “and it’s important that people around the world get to hear it. It is critical that it is not forgotten.” With releases like Low & Slow, the music will no doubt live long and flourish… the sound of his Hammond will get inside of your heart and pound out emotion.
I Guess It’s Really Over Now
Low And Slow
Love Me Tender