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  • John Kelman wrote on May 22, 2010 report

    Posted by John Kelman on behalf of Michael Epstein:

    Pat Martino Trio
    Scullers
    Boston, MA
    May 14, 2010

    Boston has reason to be in good spirits: The Celtics beat the Cavaliers, summer is just around the corner, and the music scene is still alive and cooking. On Friday, May 14, the Pat Martino Trio featuring Tony Monaco on organ and Jason Brown on drums came out swinging hard to an appreciative, albeit modest sized crowed at Scullers Jazz Club. They played standards and original compositions from the hard bop era. Tony Monaco's fiery lines were as animated as his facial features. Think Jimmy Smith the organist meets Merlin the wizard and you can picture the electrifying notes he was conjuring from the organ. Pat Martino sounded very much the polished and well-seasoned veteran player he has come to be known as and Jason Brown swung his ass off. Speaking of swinging, maybe the Red Sox will take charge of the Tigers tonight, then Boston could really rejoice.