Columbus B3 master Tony Monaco is back with his first studio recording in six years on Chicken Coup Records. The 2 CD set entitled “Celebration, Life, Love, Music” is now available directly from Tony’s website for immediate shipping. Fans will have the option to order the CD along with a Tony Monaco autograph if they wish. The first CD encompasses all original music Tony has written while on the road all around the world over the past several years. The second CD is a “best of” disc and includes some of Tony’s best music from the Summit and Chicken Coup Records releases.
Tony’s release includes some of the top jazz musicians in the world and of course right here in Columbus Ohio. Drummer Jason Brown toured with Tony and jazz guitarist Pat Martino and performs on a number of tracks on Tony’s new release. Donny McCaslin, who has performed in Columbus a number of times at the Wexner Center, is one of the top jazz saxophonists in the world and a previous winner of Downbeat’s Rising Star Poll and joins Tony on the new disc. Long time friend and one of the world’s top B3 performers, Joey DeFrancesco plays organ on the release as well.
Other notable musicians and some Columbus players include: Derek DiCenzo: guitar / Bruce Foreman: guitar / Ken Fowser: saxophone / Asako Itoh: piano / Reggie Jackson: drums / Robert Kraut: guitar / Byron Landham: drums / Mary McClendon: lead vocals / Sarah Morrow: trombone / Adam Nussbaum: drums / Ted Quinian: guitar / Kenny Rampton: trumpet / Vito Rezza: drums / Louis Tsamous: drums
Purchase “Celebration, Life, Love, Music”
Fans can purchase the latest 2 CD set directly from Tony’s website: http://b3monaco.com/Specials.htm