Acclaimed, legendary music artist releases dynamic new multimedia package: THUNDERFUNKFUSION CD, GROOVEMASTER FILM/DVD, GOLD THUNDER BOOK!
Music visionary, legendary composer-bassist-keyboardist-vocalist-producer, Tony Newton, a musician’s hall of fame member who has performed on over 25 gold and platinum hit recordings. Acclaimed for his dynamic work with the famed jazz-rock-fusion group, the Tony Williams Lifetime, Newton, one of the original architects of jazz-rock-fusion penned the classic compositions, Snake Oil, Red Alert, and others. In addition to being a prime Motown bassist-music director, he performed on many historic hit recordings and tours with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson(music Director), the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, The Funk Brothers and more, as well as working with veteran rock guitarist, Gary Moore in the British group G-Force. Tony also performed and composed with legendary guitarist and friend, Robby Krieger from the mega-group, The Doors, on Robby’s solo CD, “Cinematrix”. Newton has a long musical history, participating on many hit recordings and tours, throughout his long and prolific musical career.
Tony Newton TNTXtreme takes his live concert audiences on a journey of his musical career with his own unique approach and arrangements of the “greats” that he played with and encountered on his path. From John L. Hookers’ “Boom, Boom, Boom”, “Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House”, Gustav Holst’s “Mars” to his own prolific compositions like “Red Alert”, “Snake Oil”, and many more; his outstanding arrangements radiate brilliance, as he creates ripping grooves, unique voicing’s and shredding exciting solos with his crew of amazing musicians. They raise their blues numbers from the muddy swamps of New Orleans and slather it with thunderous renditions of tight pockets, undeniably thrilling interaction and screaming guitar and bass solos, to a fusion so unique and fresh that it defies genre labeling. These dogs will have you panting on the dance floor and rockin’ in the concert halls as they stretch the limits of their musical prowess to another dimension with their own alternative, ultra-expressive, meaty solos and spacial, beyond da “Miles” harmonics as Newton’s original compositions continue to propel new perceptions in the evolution of true music greatness like an ionospheric wave beyond his roots.