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Monaco, Tony / Celebration
Album:Celebration Collection:Jazz
Artist:Monaco, Tony Added:05/2012
Label:Chicken Coup Records 

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Add Date:2012-05-12 Pull Date:2012-07-15 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2012-05-12 
TONY MONACO: Celebration
Chicken Coup, 2012

SOUL JAZZ – Tony Monaco burns it up as usual on the Hammond B-3 organ. Disc 1 is uneven: it’s all new material, mostly in trios with drums and either sax or guitar. Unfortunately the sax is oddly mixed and never sounds really comfortable, but a few tracks shine when the organ really lets loose. Disc 2 is a “best of” compilation from Monaco’s previous work, and the selections there are outstanding.

Fo’s Picks: Disc I – 3, 8, 9, 11 Disc II – 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10

DISC ONE

1. 3:54 – easy rolling midtempo
2. 4:29 – uptempo romp, careful sax
3. 5:54 – greasy soul, bluesy solos
4. 7:25 – relaxed bossa glides along
5. 3:41 – slow, deep-blue ballad
6. 5:54 – retro soul strut, 1970s feel
7. 4:29 – rolling gospel with choir
8. 5:42 – solid romp, organ solo kills
9. 4:34 – relaxed, thoughtful tune
10. 4:01 – old-school cheesy stroll
11. 3:37 – uptempo hardbop stomp
12. 6:08 – vocal ballad, lounge feel
13. 2:49 – chunky reprise of #6


DISC TWO

1. 7:07 – modern soul, hot solos
2. 6:01 – oooh! a cool blues drag
3. 3:56 – happy boogaloo groove
4. 5:40 – heavy-duty slow blues
5. 5:57 – relaxed gospel-blues
6. 6:25 – funky two-organ jam
7. 9:37 – slow blues, the real deal
8. 6:03 – toe-tappin’ soul-jazz strut
9. 3:57 – rolling uptempo blues
10. 12:26 – live: upbeat, rolling jam with great guitar & organ
11. 4:23 – upbeat gospel march

[ Fo ] - May 2012

Track Listing
1.Daddy Oh 13.To Be Continued
2.Aglio E Olio 14.Acid Wash
3.Indonesian Nights 15.Backward Shack
4.Happy Sergio 16.Ya Bay Bee
5.Unresolved 17.Ashleen
6.You Rock My World (Asako) 18.Katarina's Prayer
7.Just Give Thanks And Praise 19.Pasta Faggioli
8.Bull Years 20.Takin' My Time
9.Ninety Five 21.Blues For T
10.It's Been So Nice To Be With You 22.Rudy And The Fox
11.I'll Remember Jimmy 23.Slow Down Sagg
12.Called Love 24.Just Give Thanks And Praise (Instrumental Version)