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Chris Bergson Band: Another Day

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Chris Bergson Band: Another Day Jazz and blues come together on Chris Bergson's latest release, Another Day, which features the expressive singer/guitarist in a set of originals that come from deep within himself. American folk music remains his core element as Bergson surrounds his messages with earthy blues hues and refreshing jazz overtones.

His band provides a hearty aura that allows the leader to explore various textures in comfortable settings. Bergson's enthusiasm pours forth with a message that ranges from James Brown to James Taylor. Funk, soul, blues, folk and delectable jazz come together seamlessly.

"Death Letter," a searing blues anthem by Son House, follows Bergson's "Three Sisters" in a slow, dramatic blues affair that recalls the plaintive cries of our original Mississippi Delta music forefathers. The singer puts a tear in your eye with his emotional swells, both from his vocal interpretations and through his powerful guitar response. Bergson communicates effectively on all levels.

"Another Day" hits home real quick. From its opening bars, the song puts you in a mood of reflection and waiting: waiting to see what the future holds. Don't we all wonder about it all the time? Bergson sings, "I woke up feeling down today." Then he continues to explain what's goin' on, and how our lives change by leaps and bounds. Looking forward to another day always works, doesn't it? Bergson's argument proves convincing. No reason to be feelin' down, when we've got great music such as this to help carry the load. It'll make your day.

Visit Chris Bergson on the web for mp3 audio clips and more.

Track Listing: Come and Gone; High Above the Morning; Sweet White Lie; Greyhound Station; Three Sisters/Death Letter; Up in Buffalo; Another Day.

Personnel: Chris Bergson- guitar, lead vocals; Jay Collins- tenor saxophone, backing vocals; Chris Berger- bass; Matt Wilson- drums; Brian Charette- organ on "High Above the Morning" and "Another Day."

Year Released: 2005 | Record Label: 2 Shirts Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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