SCONE CASH PLAYERS
Scone Cash Players, the Miami-based group led by Hammond organ legend Adam Scone, are expanding the limits of what people think and expect when they hear organ music. With his organ acting as lead singer, Scone and his cosmic choir serve up a funky, genre-bending experience that will take you on a trip to the outer limits of the soul-jazz universe.
Between tours of South America, Europe and all across the United States, the group has released four full-length albums. Their newest album, the Brazilian-influenced Brooklyn to Brooklin (Daptone Records) is unlike any organ record made before or since. Part funk, part beauty and part tropical, this record delivers the feeling of laying on the beach all day and dancing all night. Blast Furnace! (Colemine Records) is a 100% organ funk throwdown. As the Screw Turns & The Mind Blower, (Flamingo Time Records) give you a healthy dose of what is to come from this dynamic group. “Why Cash?”, you ask. That is Scone’s middle name. Take a look at his passport!
Originally from Ohio and 20 years living in New York City, Scone lives and breathes the organ tradition. Getting his start playing in and around the Cleveland and Youngstown music scenes, the use of “Players” in the band’s moniker is a tip-of-the-cap to local legends The Ohio Players. In addition to appearing on over 50 recordings, Scone has also accompanied jazz/boogaloo legend Lou Donaldson at the Village Vanguard and the Blue Note. He’s also performed with the likes of Jimmy Cobb, Melvin Sparks, George Braith and Ben Dixon, to name a few. He has stories to spare from his years touring the world with soul legends The Sugarman 3, Lee Fields, Sharon Jones and Naomi Shelton. After years of heavy sideman work in New York, he relocated to Miami in to focus more exclusively on Scone Cash Players, in an audacious bid to take the world of funk and groove by storm.