"...not your typical organ trio....The performances are a refreshing alternate to the usual fare from groups with this instrumentation."
2.Different Places Together
4.Lost in the Shuffle
8.Have You Met Miss Jones?
9.Different Places Together - (alternate take)
10.Invisible Light - (alternate take)
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Personnel includes: Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone); Dan Wall (Hammond B-3);
Adam Nussbaum (drums).
Contains 8 tracks.
Personnel: Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone); Adam Nussbaum (drums).
Recording information: Center For The Arts, Louisville, KY (01/16/1998/01/17/1998).
Photographer: Gildas Bocl‚.
The saxophone-organ-drums trio is an effective setting for saxophonist and educator Jerry Bergonzi. In this context, Bergonzi's bold style and noteworthy ability are afforded ample space to explore. Dan Wall is both subtle and tasteful on organ, and Adam Nussbaum works exceedingly hard in pulsing the music and the musicians forward. Highlights abound on this set of Bergonzi originals (except for "Have You Met Miss Jones?"). "Different Places Together" maintains a breezy, slightly Brazilian feel. "Lost in the Shuffle" is aptly named; the shuffle groove provides a background from which Bergonzi and Wall extend interesting solos. "Wind Print" is notable for the supportive interplay between Wall and Nussbaum. Those building a library of Jerry Bergonzi's music would do well to begin with his trio work in this format -- especially this highly recommended outing. ~ Brian Bartolini