masterful Hammond jazz artistry Tony Monaco Trio – Over and Over

masterful Hammond jazz artistry Tony Monaco Trio – OVER AND OVER:  We’ve been listening to Tony’s masterful Hammond jazz artistry for MANY years now… I first reviewed his “CELEBRATION (LIFE – LOVE – MUSIC)” album way back when, and fell in love with his organ playing immediately (and you will, too).  Here’s a video that lets you get intimately close to him and his consummate artistry…

You’ll want to be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Tony’s YouTube channel, as well, so you can enjoy many other exciting performances.

Tony’s trio on this outing features Reggie Jackson on drums and Zakk Jones on guitar, and as they play supreme tunes like the 5:12 opener, “Da Daddy“; this is one of the funkiest organ sessions I’ve listened to (yet) in 2024… you’ll be toe-tappin’ and finger-snappin’ right on time with the players as you dig this one, folks!

If you’re truly DOWN into groove, you’ll fall in love with the funky closer, “Uprooted“… Tony’s B3 takes the lead throughout this jazz gem, and will definitely have you up on your feet and dancing for the entire 7:52 length of the tune… there was no doubt in my mind that it would be my choice for personal favorite as soon as it started spinning… great guitar solos from Zakk make it totally tantalizing.

This album is a “must-have” for anyone seriously a fan of Hammond B3 jazz… I give Tony and his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this most desirable release.  Get it now on Tony’s Spotify (below).

Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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