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Learn more about Burnin' Grooves:

Format: CD
Sku: 60498972
UPC: 099402304922
UPC 14: 00099402304922
Release Date: 9/4/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Blues For T ~ Tony Monaco (Jazz)
2. Backward Shack ~ Tony Monaco (Jazz)
3. Girl Talk ~ Tony Monaco (Jazz)
4. Fungi Mama ~ Tony Monaco (Jazz)
5. Jumpin The Blues ~ Tony Monaco (Jazz)
6. Ashleen ~ Tony Monaco (Jazz)
7. Bluesette ~ Tony Monaco (Jazz)
8. Road Song ~ Tony Monaco (Jazz)
9. So Long For Now ~ Tony Monaco (Jazz)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Tony Monaco (vocals, Hammond B3 organ); Joey DeFrancesco (piano); Paul Bollenback, Derek DiCenzo (guitar); Byron Landham, Louis Tsamous (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at Hunnicut Studio, Phoenix, Arizona and Thornapple Recording Studio, Columbus, Ohio. Includes liner notes by Pete Fallico.
Muze PNote Personnel: Tony Monaco (vocals); Tony Monaco (organ); Derek DiCenzo (guitar); Paul Bollenback (guitar); Joey DeFrancesco (piano); Byron Landham (drums).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Pete Fallico.
Muze PNote Recording information: Hunnicut Studio, Phoenix Arizona (03/??/2000-03/05/2000); Thornappel Recording Studio, Columbus, OH (03/??/2000-03/05/2000).
Muze PNote On the road to becoming a first-class operator of the B3 Hammond organ, Columbus, OH, native Tony Monaco has had to overcome roadblocks. The major one was a polio-like debilitating disease which forced him to change from accordion to organ. Another was the demands of a family business followed by the return of the disease. Undeterred, Monaco has made two albums with his trio, Burnin' Grooves being the second. He's joined on six tracks by his organ-playing peer, Joey DeFrancesco, who sits in on the piano. Monaco's playing exudes an exuberance that combines chitlin' rhythm & blues with gospel, especially on such cuts as "Ashleen." If this were being played before a live audience, they might jump up, exclaiming "Hallelujah" at the end. The Jimmy Smith influence is evident, as it should be given Monaco's fascination with the master's recordings at a young age. Given the strength of the B3, it would be easy to let it dominate other members of the trio. Instead, regular trio guitarist Paul Bollenback stretches out on such tracks as "Bluesette." For most tracks, Joey DeFrancesco's piano is submissive to Monaco's organ. But on "Girl Talk" he lets loose, backing Monaco's vocals (so much for the doctors who diagnosed he would never sing again). The blues-hued material gets set aside for a bouncy rendition of Blue Mitchell's "Fungi Mama," the guitar again playing a major role, this time by Derek DiCenzo. This album is indisputable evidence as to why organ trios have consistently been a popular combination in jazz, especially after the adoption of the flexible, electronic Hammond B3 by Fats Waller in 1939. It's also indisputable evidence that Tony Monaco deserves a spot in the upper echelon of the instrument's leading champions. ~ Dave Nathan

Producer: Tony Monaco; Joey DeFrancesco; Joey DeFrancesco

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Joey DeFrancesco

Associated Artists and Works

Paul, Howard (Georgia)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/04/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : DCD 304
Music Label Name Label : Summit Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00099402304922

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