Scone is known in the Jazz world for playing with Alto saxophone player Lou Donaldson and other Soul Jazz legends including Melvin Sparks, Ben Dixon, George Braith, and Jimmy Cobb. Scone began recording Boogaloo records and Funk 45's for Desco Records and Daptone Records in 1998. The Sugarman Three is led by Saxophonist and Daptone Records co-founder Neal Sugarman. Scone is the driving force behind the Hammond Organ on the Sugarman Three records Sugar's Boogaloo, Soul Donkey (named as one of Top 25 Soul Jazz Records of All Time by Downbeat Magazine), Pure Cane Sugar, and Sweet Spot. The Sugarman 3 records are produced by Grammy Award winning Gabriel Roth.
Scone with Sugarman 3, often with funk legend, Lee Fields, has performed at Europe's major music festivals including Glastonbury Festival in the U.K., Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, as well as many others in France, Spain, Italy, Norway, and many more. Sugarman Three and Adam Scone have also recorded with Bernard Purdie, Sharon Jones, and Fred Thomas. In 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2007, Scone was chosen as a Kennedy and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Jazz Ambassador, with the Cultures of Rhythm. This enabled him to bring the organ sound to 24 Countries throughout Africa, South America and throughout the Middle East. Scone joined Southern rock band JJ Grey & MOFRO in 2004. Scone's style of rock organ playing can be heard on the bands latest Alligator Records release, Country Ghetto.
The band has two previous cd's, Blackwater (rated Best Album of the Decade by Amazon.com) and Lochloosa. Adam Scone with MOFRO has played the U.S.'s top music festivals, including, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Langerado, Summerfest, to name a few. During Summer 2007, Mofro toured while performing as the opening band for the Allman Brothers Band. Scone has released four solo records. The first, The Wild New Electric Organ Sounds of Adam Scone features jazz drumming legend Ben Dixon, as well as saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith.
This debut release is followed by the funky High As A Rocket featuring members of the Sugarman 3. Psychedelic Eye is an experimental Hammond Organ record full of psychedelic imagery featuring the late great R&B drummer Roger Coles. The unsuccessful departure from the Hammond Organ, Sexy Touches was a career low. Read more on Last.fm.
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