Lee Monti and his Tu Tones | Nadine Cohodas/Jazz Documentation Archive | tc264
Lee Monti and his Tu Tones on a promotion photo (1948). Lee Monti is second from left, the other accordion is played by Mario Lozer. The guitarist is Jimmy Adams, whereas the bassist is not yet identified.
Lee Monti was a Polka and country music band leader who recorded a number of sessions in 1947 for Chess/Aristocrat in line with their encouragement of ethnic music as well as jazz and blues. Full biographical details for Lee Monti have not been found.