Three Chord Monte from guitarist Tony Romano is a masterful work showcasing his exceptional guitar prowess and emotive songwriting. Each track on the album is meticulously crafted, featuring rich, intricate guitar work that seamlessly intertwines with original Romano’s soulful melodies. The album’s title is a playful nod to the simplicity of three-chord songs, yet Romano’s compositions are anything but simple, offering layers of complexity and depth. The production brims with outstanding instrumental performances from its collaborators, including Paul Carlon on saxophones, Jennifer Vincent on bass, and Rob Garcia on the drums. From toe-tapping rhythms to the introspective ballads, this is a compelling listen from start to finish.