The recording of the song What is Hip" on singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo's new CD What is Hip came from a suggestion made by the legendary horn player and Tower of Power co-founder, Stephen Doc" Kupka. During a recording session with Adamo and producer/guitarist, Jerry Stucker, Doc" suggested several T.O.P. songs Adamo might want to cover. Adamo chose What is Hip" and This Time it's Real." Kupka, along with jazz great, Eddie Henderson
hold up the horn section on Hip." In the re-grooved This Time It's Real," Mic Gillette, funk icon in his own right, wrote the horn arrangement and plays (trumpet & trombone) along with T.O.P. horn member, Tom E. Poltzer (tenor sax). Poltzer plays lead solo with Doc" Kupka on baritone sax.
Talk about a kool struttin' and soul funkin' sound. Adamo is deep in the groove on these two Tower of Power hits. Producer/guitarist Jerry Stucker loaded up the What is Hip CD with big city cool. Some of these great players include: Mike Clark