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Jerry Bergonzi

Jazz Line-Up, presented by Claire Martin, features international Saxophonist, educator, composer and arranger Jerry Bergonzi, who has a CV that boasts just about every jazz icon there is. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Bergonzi became interested in music early on. He started playing clarinet when he was eight years old listening to Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Lester Young. His uncle, who was a jazz musician and lived upstairs, used to write out solos for him to play. At twelve years old he got his first saxophone, an old Conn alto, and a year later when a friend introduced him to Miles, Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins, there was no turning back.

On this set, at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh, he is with with Boston bassist Dave Santoro, and Paris-based, Italian drummer Andrea Michelutti. However Bergonzi during this set doubles on piano during the drum breaks. Jerry has written countless books on sax technique and improvisation, and has a huge discography. The late, great Michael Brecker was once asked 'What does it feel like to be the world's greatest sax player?', to which he replied 'I don't know, you'll have to ask Jerry Bergonzi!' Brecker was a long-term student of 'The Gonz'.

TRACKLIST

BBC Recording, recorded on the 20th November 2009, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, as part of the London Jazz Festival.
TitleBlue Blocks
ArtistOvertone Quartet (Dave Holland, Bass/Chris Potter, Sax/Jason
Moran, Piano/Eric Harland, Drums)
CompJason Moran

Title:Clouds in Reverie
Artist:Ramsey Lewis, Piano
Album:Songs from The Heart: Ramsey Plays Ramsey
Label:Concord Jazz
Comp:Ramsey Lewis

Title:Rendezvouz
Artist:Ramsey Lewis, Piano (with larry Gray, Bass/Leon Joyce
Drums)
Album:Songs from The Heart: Ramsey Plays Ramsey
Label:Concord Jazz
Comp:Ramsey Lewis

Title:Igor U-Turns
Artist:Stekpanna
Album:Starlight Barking
Label:Slam Productions
Comp:Mads Kjolby

BBC Recording, recorded at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh on 2nd December 2009
TitleObama
ArtistJerry Bergonzi, Sax & Piano/Dave Santoro, Bass/Andrea Michelutti, Drums
CompJerry Bergonzi

BBC Recording, recorded at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh on 2nd December 2009
TitleDomolian Mode
ArtistJerry Bergonzi, Sax & Piano/Dave Santoro, Bass/Andrea Michelutti, Drums
CompJerry Bergonzi

BBC Recording, recorded at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh on 2nd December 2009
TitleSplurge
ArtistJerry Bergonzi, Sax & Piano/Dave Santoro, Bass/Andrea Michelutti, Drums
CompJerry Bergonzi

BBC Recording, recorded at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh on 2nd December 2009
TitleSilent Flying
ArtistJerry Bergonzi, Sax & Piano/Dave Santoro, Bass/Andrea Michelutti, Drums
CompJerry Bergonzi

BBC Recording, recorded at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh on 2nd December 2009
TitleAkooKarche
ArtistJerry Bergonzi, Sax & Piano/Dave Santoro, Bass/Andrea Michelutti, Drums
CompJerry Bergonzi

Title:Natural Ground
Artist:Bojan Z/Tetraband
Album:Humus
Label:Emarcy
Comp:Bojan Z

Title:Django
Artist:Tim Kliphuis, Violin/Nigel Clark, Guitar/Roy Percy, Double Bass
Album:Counterpoint
Label:Lowland
Comp:J Lewis.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 21 Feb 2010 23:30
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