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Monaco, Tony & His Toronto Trio / Live At The Orbit Room
Album:Live At The Orbit Room Collection:Jazz
Artist:Monaco, Tony & His Toronto Trio Added:01/2009
Label:Chicken Coup Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-03-08 Pull Date:2009-05-10 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:10 May5 Apr

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Album Review
Reviewed 2009-03-08 
TONY MONACO: Live at the Orbit Room
Chicken Coup, 2009

HAMMOND B3 ORGAN – Tony Monaco doesn’t get the attention or accolades of Joey DeFrancesco or Dr. Lonnie Smith, but he burns things up quite nicely with constant low pressure and a grungy tone. This live set (Toronto, 2007) is classic organ-trio soul-jazz that takes its time, featuring extended solos that pile on the heat ever-so-gradually.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 5, 6

1. 12:15 – uptempo burner turned down to a low simmer, keeps up the tension
2. 11:24 – countrified funk, relaxed and steady: greasy guitar, icy-hot organ
3. 11:16 – sloooow ballad, sweet & tender but lapses into soap opera cheese
4. 9:01 – midtempo waltzing ballad, swings lightly, some good interplay later
5. 12:24 – upbeat and nicely funky: blues guitar solo, organ finally lets loose
6. 8:35 – edited down version of #1, for DJs on a budget (feels tighter)
7. 8:24 – edited down version of #2 … both work, take your pick

[ Fo ] 03/08/09

Track Listing
1.S'bout Time 4.Someday My Prince Will Come
2.Ode To Billie Joe 5.Slow Down Sagg
3.I'll Close My Eyes 6.S'bout Time
 7.Ode To Billie Joe