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Tony Monaco: East to West

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The left foot is a key element in an organ player’s arsenal. When operated with proper dexterity, it can turn a standard blues into a greasy, swinging affair. That’s exactly what happens on “I’ll Remember Jimmy,” organist Tony Monaco’s opening salvo on East to West. That left foot-and maybe his right, too-pumps out a walking bass line that lights a fire of inspiration under his hands and those of guitarist Bruce Forman and drummer Adam Nussbaum.

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