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Tony Monaco

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One of the greatest honors in a Jazz Musician's life is to be voted in the Downbeat Magazine Critics polls and readers polls. In 2005, Tony was blessed to be a voted in both polls and in January 2006, he was also voted by Jazztimes Readers as being in the top 4! Not only is Tony proud of these wonderful accomplishments, he is once again, humbled as he realized that these things only happen because of the great gifts that God gave him! "The readers polls really touched me because it means that I have gained some respect from my fans and that they dig my playing. Also the fact that they would consider me to be worthy of being included to the list of other great jazz organist who have helped shape me into what I've always wanted to be 'A Jazz Organist'." Tony started playing the accordion when he was eight years old

Album

Strollin'

Label: Reid Hoyson Productions
Released: 2021
Track listing: Yardbird Suite; A Room Above; Strollin'; You Don't Know What Love Is; Mundell's Mood; Happy Sergio; A Child Is Born; Aglio e Olio; Slidin'; Roz Da Cat; Mean Dog Blues.

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Article: Album Review

Tony Monaco - Hendrik Meurkens - Reid Hoyson - Mark Lucas: Strollin'

Read "Strollin'" reviewed by Jack Bowers


To apprehend the essence of Strollin', listeners need look no further than this superb new album's picture-perfect name. Even when burning rubber, the four maestros in this co-op quartet leave the impression that they are simply strollin' through the changes of eleven well-chosen tunes, seldom working up a sweat as they breathe radiant life into each ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Monaco's birthday today! One of the greatest honors in a Jazz Musician's life is to be voted in the Downbeat Magazine Critics polls and readers polls. In 2005, Tony was blessed to be a voted in both polls and in January 2006, he was also voted by Jazztimes Readers as ...

Album

The Definition of Insanity

Label: Chicken Coup Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Cars Trucks Buses; Ceora; Root Down; Never Let Me Go; Quando Quando Quando; Non Ti Scordare Di Me; Awa Athar; Last Date; Truckin’; Triste; A Song for You.

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News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Monaco's birthday today! One of the greatest honors in a Jazz Musician\'s life is to be voted in the Downbeat Magazine Critics polls and readers polls. In 2005, Tony was blessed to be a voted in both polls and in January 2006, he was also voted by Jazztimes Readers as ...

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Article: Radio

Greg Murphy, Art Blakey & More

Read "Greg Murphy, Art Blakey & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The legend of the jazz drum kit and a survivor Ralph Peterson opens this week's episode of Neon Jazz, along with a few of his mentors, Art Blakey and Walter Davis Jr.. From there, we throttle into a new crop of tunes from some great jazz cats like James Suggs, Greg Murphy and Hilary Gardner. Then, ...

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Article: Album Review

Tony Monaco: The Definition of Insanity

Read "The Definition of Insanity" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


The popular quote referenced in this CD's title has been attributed to many--most frequently to Albert Einstein. With this fine offering, organ virtuoso Tony Monaco steers clear of Sisyphean do-overs and delivers eleven diverse and well-performed tracks. “Cars Trucks Buses" by Phish's Page McConnell kicks the session off with a hefty, “short'nin' bread" ...

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Article: Album Review

Tony Monaco: The Definition of Insanity

Read "The Definition of Insanity" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Did you order it? Somebody ordered the party platter, because B3 maestro Tony Monaco is delivering. His music is for all intents and purposes a celebration. With The Definition of Insanity, a reference to doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, he confesses to be under the influence of the ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Monaco's birthday today! One of the greatest honors in a Jazz Musician\'s life is to be voted in the Downbeat Magazine Critics polls and readers polls. In 2005, Tony was blessed to be a voted in both polls and in January 2006, he was also voted by Jazztimes Readers as ...


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