New Generation: Paesanos on the New B3

New Generation: Paesanos on the New B3

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by Tony Monaco Trio
     
 
When Tony Monaco teamed up with fellow organist Joey DeFrancesco in late 2002 and recorded New Generation: Paesanos on the New B3, two-organ sessions were hardly unprecedented. In fact, DeFrancesco himself had teamed up with organist Jack McDuff in 1995, when they recorded It's About Time for

Overview

When Tony Monaco teamed up with fellow organist Joey DeFrancesco in late 2002 and recorded New Generation: Paesanos on the New B3, two-organ sessions were hardly unprecedented. In fact, DeFrancesco himself had teamed up with organist Jack McDuff in 1995, when they recorded It's About Time for Concord Jazz. The thing that makes this CD unusual is the fact that Monaco and DeFrancesco not only bring their organs to the session -- they also bring their regular working groups. Monaco's Ohio trio (which includes guitarist Robert Kraut and drummer Louis Tsamous) joins forces with DeFrancesco's Philly trio, which employs Craig Ebner on guitar and Byron Landham on drums -- and together, the two trios become a very cohesive sextet. Instead of simply having two organists joined by a drummer, a guitarist and perhaps some horn players -- which would be a more typical way to approach a two-organ date -- the organists benefit from two guitarists and two drummers. It's an unusual combination of instruments, but it's a successful one. The six musicians obviously have a lot of common ground, and they're very much in sync on groove-oriented Monaco tunes like "Katrina's Prayer" and "Pasta Faggioli" as well as a delightful performance of Eduardo DeCapua's "Oh Marie." Meanwhile, "Aglio e Olio" is the sort of ultra-fast, '50s-like bop tune that has more to do with showing off your chops than feeling or expression. But for the most part, New Generation grooves in a soulful, funky, earthy way. Things takes an unexpected turn on "Waltz of the Angels," which finds Monaco switching to accordion and showing his appreciation of traditional Italian music. But even on that charming piece, he still swings like a jazz improviser. All things considered, New Generation is a welcome addition to Monaco's catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
Label:
Summit(Classical)
UPC:
0099402400921
catalogNumber:
400
Rank:
202500

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Monaco Trio   Primary Artist
Joey DeFrancesco   Trumpet,Hammond Organ
Byron Landham   Drums
Tony Monaco   Accordion,Hammond Organ
Robert Kraut   Guitar
Craig Ebner   Guitar
Louis Tsamous   Drums

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Tony Monaco   Producer,Executive Producer
Pete Fallico   Liner Notes
Eduardo DeCapua   Composer
Daniel Traynor   Artwork
Kip Sullivan   Executive Producer
Joe Veers   Engineer
David Christensen   Executive Producer
Tony Monaco   Composer
Bob D. Macklin   Cover Photo

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