Margaret Sekelsky

New member
Oct 1, 2018
Marina del Rey, CA

Tower of Power Photos by Raymond Aponte
Reno, NV (February 27, 2023) — Music lovers new to Tower of Power might be tempted to say the world’s premier exponents of horn-driven funk and soul have staged a mighty comeback. But “comeback” implies that an artist went away in the first place. The originally Oakland-based crew founded by alto saxophonist Emilio Castillo and baritone saxmeister Stephen “Doc” Kupka have been steadily gigging and recording for 50 years and counting. Live audiences are treated to a mix that blends the group’s two trumpets, three saxes, full rhythm section, bubbling Hammond organ, and six vocalists with clarity akin to an audiophile-grade studio recording. Castillo and Kupka award Audix microphones a sizeable share of the credit here, deploying everything from the...

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