In this press release featured on “Left Field, The Other Side of Rock,” Clifford shared his goal for “Cliff Notes” with fans and supporters of pop and jazz music.
SMOOTH JAZZ TROMBONIST CLIFFORD ADAMS RELEASES ‘CLIFF NOTES’ TRENTON, N.J. – Trombonist Clifford Adams will release his debut smooth jazz solo album entitled “Cliff Notes” on September 24 via Trentown Records/Raven Entertainment Group/Orpheus Music. “Cliff Notes” is a revolutionary recording in that it is the first smooth jazz album to a feature a lead trombone. “My initial intent when conceptualizing the CD was to use the trombone as a voice to merge two genres together in a way that was palatable for the general public,” said Adams. “I wanted to include music that was spiritual, heartfelt, familiar, and danceable. I guess Duke Ellington expressed it best: ‘It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.’ I wanted to present music that was grooving and uplifting at the same time. I feel that Cliff Notes offers music that has deep jazz roots as well as commercial overtones. My prayer is that the masses hear and feel it as well.”