Jerry Bergonzi – Spotlight on Standards

Artist: Jerry Bergonzi
Title: Spotlight on Standards
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Savant
Genre: Jazz
Quality: Mp3 / 320kbps
Total Time: 63:19 min
Total Size: 145 MB

01. Witchcraft
02. Bi-Solar
03. Blue Cube
04. First Lady
05. Gabriella
06. Dancing in the Dark
07. Out of Nowhere
08. Come Rain or Come Shine
09. Stella by Starlight

There’s an old saying that a great jazz musician never plays a song the same way once. That could certainly be said of Jerry Bergonzi. He is an intellectual artist of uncompromising integrity and a bold, original composer. On Jerry’s new Savant recording he returns to the organ-tenor trio format after a long hiatus from it. From the opening track, Cy Coleman’s “Witchcraft” with its hypnotic organ vamp and “bewitching” chord substitutions Jerry gives to the first 8 bars, you know this isn’t going to be your parents’ organ-tenor gig. Bergonzi and his discmates, Renato Chicco on organ and Andrea Michelutti on drums, take these standards down new harmonic paths and use them as a launching pad for fertile and impressive improvisation. The playing is always intense and distinctive, fresh and spontaneous. ~ Editorial Reviews
Personnel: Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone); Renato Chicco (organ); Andrea Michelutti (drums).

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