Scone Cash Player Announces New Album “Brooklyn to Brooklyn”, Out September 9 via Daptone Records
Scone Cash Players, the Miami-based band led by longtime Daptone Hammond legend Adam Scone, pushes the boundaries of what people think and expect when they hear organ music. With his organ as lead singer, Scone and his cosmic choir offer a funky and offbeat experience that will take you on a journey to the outer limits of the soul-jazz universe.
Between tours of South America, Europe and the United States, the band released three full albums. Their 2018 debut album, Blast Furnace (reissued by Colemine Records in 2022) followed by the highly acclaimed As the Screw Turns and The Mind Blower. Their new album, Brooklyn to Brooklyn (Daptone Records) with Brazilian influences, was recorded and produced at Penrose Studios in Riverside, California by Daptone co-founder Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann).
Named after the borough of New York and the corresponding locality of São Paulo, this album is Scone Cash Players’ most meticulously crafted recording to date. It mirrors Scone’s recent trips to Brazil, first with soul legend Lee Fields, where he soaked up the soulful, life-saving sounds of artists like Jorge Ben, Tim Maia and the psychedelic flourishes of Os Mutantes. . Mix that with expressive horn arrangements, raw, bluesy guitar and that screaming B3 sound in the tradition of legends like Dr. Lonnie Smith, brother Jack McDuff and Jimmy Smith to name a few… and you have a hard psychedelic soul. that only Scone Cash players can offer.
When he’s not making solo albums as Adam Scone (most recently the simmering Low & Slow), he works there with Scone Cash Players, modern sounds but rooted in that purist Hammond sound: drawbars, Leslie cabinet , bass lines, trills and tremolos. and accents and flourishes in the authentic soul-jazz vernacular. Rounding out the vocal arrangements, Scone enlists multiple vocalists for an aesthetic reminiscent of Freddie Roach’s All That’s Good, Donald Byrd’s A New Perspective and Dizzy Gillespie’s Souled Out – among other obscure gems.
Originally from Ohio, Scone lives and breathes the organ tradition. Beginning to play in and around the Cleveland and Youngstown music scenes, the use of “Players” in the band’s nickname is a tip of the hat for local legends The Ohio Players. As well as appearing on over 50 recordings, Scone has also accompanied jazz/boogaloo legend Lou Donaldson at the Village Vanguard and the Blue Note on the organ bench once occupied by Dr. Lonnie Smith. He has also played with Jimmy Cobb, Melvin Sparks, George Braith and Ben Dixon, to name a few. He has stories to spare from his years touring with blues rockers JJ Gray & Mofro, not to mention soul legends The Sugarman 3, Naomi Shelton and Sharon Jones. After years of hard work in New York, he moved to Miami in 2015 and began focusing more exclusively on Scone Cash Players, in a bold attempt to take the world of funk and groove by storm.
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- It wasn’t meant to be
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