What I'm Listening To - November 21st

Nando Michelin Quintet featuring Jerry Bergonzi - Facing South (Brownstone): I've been trying to get my hands on a recording with Jerry Bergonzi for quite some time. So when I found Facing South for $2.95 in the bargain bin of the local record shop, I was excited.
Bergonzi plays long, focused lines, leaping across wide intervals like an acrobat. On the record, his angular playing contrasts with the flowing rhythms of percussionist Sergio FaluĆ³tico.
Michelin, the leader of the date, is a pianist with fluid technique, but Bergonzi ends up stealing all the attention because of his more distinctive style.
Yes, fear a man with a saxophone.


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