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Jeremy Monteiro & Alberto Marsico: Jazz-Blues Brothers

Read "Jazz-Blues Brothers" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


The effervescent Singapore-based pianist Jeremy Monteiro has hooked up with boss Hammond B-3 organist, Italian Alberto Marsico, to create this funky soul / blues album. Although the session previously had a world-wide release (except in North America) in 2014 on Verve Records, three new tracks have been added to the 2021 reissue. Also included are tenor saxophonist Shawn Letts, guitarist Eugene Pao, drummer Shawn Kelley and on two tracks vocalist Miz Dee Logwood. Feel-good opener “Opening ...

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Jeremy Monteiro & Alberto Marsico: Jazz-Blues Brothers

Read "Jazz-Blues Brothers" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


You could go a long time without hearing a keyboard and organ duo. Some may remember an explosive recording featuring Michel Petrucciani and Eddy Louiss, Conference du Presse, recorded live in Paris in 1994. What a treat, hard bop from what might seem an unlikely place. You can find it online. This is a pretty fair recording too, if not quite Petrucciani and Louiss, who basically swapped inventive choruses. What you have here is a little ...

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Jeremy Monteiro & Alberto Marsico: Jazz-Blues Brothers

Read "Jazz-Blues Brothers" reviewed by Ian Patterson


There can't be many bands with a piano and an organ in the front line. There are few better exponents of Hammond organ--actually a KeyB--than Alberto Marsico ("I've never heard anybody do it better than Alberto"--Joey DeFrancesco) while Jeremy Monteiro--widely considered as the best jazz pianist in Asia--has cut it with James Moody, Michael Brecker, Jimmy Cobb, Toots Thielemans and, for twenty seven years with Ernie Watts. This is a summit meeting indeed. Guitarist Eugene Pao, drummer Shawn Kelley and ...


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