The organ is not the easiest instrument to express musical emotions. Few organists have achieved to master jazz with it as well as Jimmy Smith. Tony Monaco's East to West creation recalls his marvellous groove. "I’ll Remember Jimmy" opens this release with blues chords reaching great funky unforgettable moments.Tony Monaco is a reference point on the Hammond B-3. He has learned lots from Bobby Pierce and Dr. Lonnie Smith (serious references themselves in this matter). Monaco is also considered one of the top four jazz organists in the "Jazz Times Reader's Poll." Tony Monaco’s mastery is amazing. His perception of techniques and his passion for the instrument arouse envy. "East to West" features Bruce Forman, Adam Nussbaum and Byron Rooker. This line up in groovy-funk jazz results in a superb creation. Monaco’s version of "Donna Lee" will impact listeners with his revolutionary bebop of Bird’s style-conceptions.Adam Nussbaum's cymbals and kicking virtuosity culminate throughout the ten tracks. His ability to set the groove with creativity and impeccable precision are eyes wide-open in "O Barquino (My Little Boat"), "Donna Lee", "Rudy and The Fox," and "Recordame."Bruce Forman's "Roz da’ Cat," strategically forges the element of acoustic, contemporary jazz and voice into sometimes explosive guitar-oriented mosaic, funk-rock-like patterns. Byron Rooker's sax-style is marked by combinations of funky intervallic lines, creating an even tension between the musical structures. The agility and thoughtfulness of Monaco’s band impresses us with its imagination and mastery of the whole instrumentation.East to West promotes Tony Monaco far ahead in the universe of jazz-organ players!