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Chris Bergson Band: Another Day

Read "Another Day" reviewed by Jim Santella


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 ...

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Chris Bergson: Blues

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Recorded live at New York's Smoke jazz club, this brief session digs deeps into the heart and soul of the blues. Chris Bergson sings ‘em the way he feels ‘em.

By answering each of his vocal phrases with pliant guitar licks, the artist is able to interpret each tale of woe with double barrels. His resounding voice hands over deep feelings of anguish and misery, while his guitar answers with a knowing pattern of hope. ...

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Chris Bergson: Wait For Spring

Read "Wait For Spring" reviewed by Jim Santella


His crisp, sparkling guitar technique gives Chris Bergson a leg up on the competition. Working in New York City could easily become a cat and mouse game of stretching yourself to be like the next guy. Instead, Bergson retains his innate lyricism and respect for blues tradition in a sizzling, straight-ahead affair. As with his first CD, this one reveals cohesive trio partnerships in a relaxed setting. The young lion leads with impressive chops. Six original songs and a handful ...


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