Tony Monaco/Hendrik Meurkens/Reid Hoyson/Mark Lucas: ‘Strollin’ (Reid Hoyson Productions)


The combination of Hammond B3 organ and mouth organ, a.k.a. harmonica, isn’t an everyday occurrence in jazz. However, the instruments seem like natural-born partners, twin offspring of different mothers. Each is capable of breathlike phrasing, remarkable agility and fluidity, and bluesy soulfulness, particularly in the right hands — say, those of B3 master Tony Monaco

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