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Tony Monaco: Master Chops T

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The title for Tony Monaco's latest album comes from the fiery organist's nickname. Master Chops T was impressive last year in his Summit debut. This year, he's even better. The Hammond B-3 powerhouse unleashes an exciting set with his regular band. There's something in it for everyone – particularly fans of the old organ combo groove. Remember that old organ combo sound? Laid-back guitar, soft-pedaled bass, and organ fire – Monaco does it well. Clean arrangements enable his band to emulate a variety of sounds: from big band swing to Acid Jazz. The leader, who adds vocals on two numbers, recalls the unforgettable Billy Paul , Grammy-winning arrangement of "Me and Mrs. Jones." The session ends with two trio numbers: a burning funk parade, followed by a classic lyrical swinger. Struttin' hard with the drummer's driving New Orleans shuffle, Tony Monaco's band makes you feel as if you're there with them. Master Chops T is a secure outing from a veteran groove-maker.

Track Listing:

Acid Wash; White Dude Special; Ya Bay Bee; Gramp's Blues; Ode To Brother Jack; So May It Secretly Begin; Luck Be A Lady; Apple Honey; St. Thomas; Me And Mrs. Jones; Picking Up The Pieces. (Total Time: 62:50).

Personnel:

Tony Monaco: Hammond B-3 Organ; Louis Tsamous: Drums; Dereck Dicenzo: Guitar; Sarah Morrow: Trombone; Donny McCaslin: Tenor Saxophone; Kenny Rampton: Trumpet.

Title: Master Chops T | Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Summit Records

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