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ALBUM REVIEW

Jerry Bergonzi: Nearly Blue

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Even though Jerry Bergonzi has nothing left to prove, after almost half a century near the top of almost every list of the jazz world's leading tenor saxophonists, he is hardly ready to sit back and rest on those laurels. On his latest album, Nearly Blue (a sequel to the well-received Spotlight on Standards), Bergonzi is supported, as before, only by organist Renato Chicco and drummer Andrea Michelutti, meaning his supple tenor is in action much of the time, which ...

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New Releases from Bhate, Bisio, Weiskopf, Eisenstadt and More...

Read "New Releases from Bhate, Bisio, Weiskopf, Eisenstadt and More..." reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week we focus on recent releases from Jaelem Bhate, Jerry Bergonzi, Walt Weiskopf, Dustin Laurenzi, Michael Bisio, and Harris Eisenstadt plus a handful of top tunes from the jazz archive. Playlist Jaelem Bhate “On the Edge" from On the Edge (Self Released) 00:00 Jerry Bergonzi “1st Ray Intention" from The Seven Rays (Savant) 07:13 Agustí Fernández, Ilan Manouach, Ivo Sans “120 126" from WRY (Clamshell Records) 14:17 Walt Weiskopf “Entebbe" from European Quartet Worldwide (Orenda Records) ...

LIVE REVIEW

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Rob Garratt

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Hong Kong City Hall Theatre; Hong Kong Cultural Centre October 7-13, 2018 “There are so many beautiful players in the world... and so few listeners," announced Jerry Bergonzi somberly from the stage, to a smatter of chuckles. That punchline might be flipped on its head in Hong Kong, where there is no shortage of upmarket bars in the Central district programing at least some semblance of “jazz," but just ...

FILM REVIEW

Jerry Bergonzi: Two More DVDs from the Master Educator

Read "Jerry Bergonzi: Two More DVDs from the Master Educator" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There are plenty of stellar musicians who can't teach and plenty of fine educators who lack the skills or know-how to play at a top-tier level. There aren't a lot of internationally acclaimed musicians who are also viewed the world over as exceptional teachers; saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is one of the few. Bergonzi has traveled plenty with his horn, playing his own music and backing up bigwigs across the globe, but he's made an even bigger impact ...

CATCHING UP WITH

Jerry Bergonzi: Eternal Student

Read "Jerry Bergonzi: Eternal Student" reviewed by Marta Ramon

Jerry Bergonzi is regarded as one of the most important saxophonists in the world. Equally, he continues to make significant contributions in the world of jazz education. He is the author of Inside Improvisations Series (Jazzwise Publications), a manual developed in seven volumes--his eighth book is due to come out soon--that has become essential for jazz students around the world.The only element that speaks to time is his white hair, because his enthusiasm hasn't changed since recently deceased ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jerry Bergonzi: Shifting Gears

Read "Shifting Gears" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Gifted tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi has proven to be among the best in the business, spanning a hefty solo career amid numerous guest spots and session duties for others. With this quintet release, the leader hearkens back to the modern jazz ingenuity and reverence of 1960s-era outings for the likes of the Blue Note and Prestige record labels. However, the musicians' respective styles impart a distinct group-centric sound, streaked with a contemporary vibe. Bergonzi and trumpeter Phil Grenadier's ...

MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Jerry Bergonzi: Two DVDs from the Master Educator

Read "Jerry Bergonzi: Two DVDs from the Master Educator" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi has spent decades honing his skills and he has the discography to prove it. Strong solo dates on the RED, Double-Time and Savant labels, along with notable sideman work with legends such as pianist Dave Brubeck, have earned him the respect of his peers and the reputation of being a no-nonsense force of nature on his instrument, but his best work may take place in the classroom. Bergonzi has been codifying and passing ...


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