8.A Different Look - Jerry Bergonzi, Bergonzi, Jerry
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Personnel: Jerry Bergonzi (saxophone); Dan Wall (Hammond B-3 organ); Adam Nussbaum (drums).
Personnel: Adam Nussbaum (drums).
Recording information: PBS Studio, Boston, MA (08/01/1999/08/02/1999).
When they recorded 2000's Wiggy, Jerry Bergonzi, Dan Wall, and Adam Nussbaum wound up with enough album-worthy material for two discs. Listeners are lucky to have A Different Look, a strong batch of unreleased tunes and alternate takes from the Wiggy sessions. The record kicks off with a revamped "Just Friends" and continues with four strong originals, including the haunting "I Ching Reading" and the lyrical waltz "You Can Tell." The remaining three tracks are unused takes of "Wiggy," "Inside Out," and "A Different Look," and all showcase Bergonzi in peak form, stretching furiously. ~ David R. Adler