Bergonzi, Jerry

Savant, 2020CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 26.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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Score: 77
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O’s Notes: Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi leads an organ trio with drummer Andrea Michelutti and Renato Chico on the B3. While Bergonzi is quite the composer, Nearly Blue is mostly an album of standards. But Jerry reimagines the classics with different twists. “Countdown”, “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “On Green Dolphin Street” are all rejuvenated pieces. While he stands tall on the up-tempo tunes, we think Bergonzi is at his best on warm ballads like “We’ll Be Together Again”. Collectively, this is a fine outing.


Publicist: Jazz Depot