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By Any Other Name: Tunes Based on Other Tunes

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  • Audio CD (3 Jun 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Savant
  • ASIN: B00C3JU9L6
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 335,833 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. PG 2013 (Giant Steps)
2. Of a Feather (Bye Bye Blackbird)
3. First Lady (Lady Bird)
4. Sprung (Joy Spring)
5. Deek (How Deep is the Ocean?)
6. Wilbur (I'll Remember April)
7. A Granny Winner (Out of Nowhere)
8. 14 W. 28th Street (Star Eyes)

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When Adolphe Sax made the first saxophone in 1841, he could never have imagined how popular it would become. Its players have frequently been some of jazz's most sophisticated intellectuals of uncompromising artistic integrity. And in that pantheon of great players, Jerry Bergonzi certainly has earned a penthouse suite. Bergonzi is a long-established master of extracting maximum artistry with a minimum of fuss, which masks the fact that there is nothing simple about either the contents or the execution of the music he makes. Muscular, bustling and driven his playing may sound, but there is a profound musical mind behind it. Above all, his playing is utterly spontaneous and distinctive. It is distinctive spontaneity that reigns supreme on BY ANY OTHER NAME which highlights Bergonzi's formidable composing skills in addition to his instrumental prowess. Here is an album of tunes based on the chord changes of previously-written works, much the way Dizzy based his 'Groovin' High' on the 1920s 'Whispering' and Charlie Parker transformed 'Back Home Again in Indiana' into 'Donna Lee'.With Phil Grenadier on trumpet in the front line, hear what the local papers called, 'the most powerful band to come out of Boston.'

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By Mr. A. S. Bald on 3 Sep 2014
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It's more brilliance from Gonz - what else is there to say.
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Gonz fans will like it 30 Aug 2013
By Patrick T. Boone - Published on
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As always Gerry is great on this recording. If you are a Gonz fan you will like it. But... The rhythm section is pretty average and even stale. Probably in part because Gonz is playing the piano too. I put the cd on in my car without reading cover, and about 3 tunes in I felt the rhythm section was not very responsive to the soloists. I also realized there were no piano solos. I picked up the cd cover (I know, shouldn't be reading in the car) seeing who was playing the piano and why he/she wasn't getting any solos when I realized it was Gerry. Again, great performance on tenor for Gerry, but the rhythm section is uninspired. Of course being a Gonz album, I was expecting great things from all the players. Didn't happen. Of course Gerry is overdubbing the tenor solos (or over dubbing the piano?). Anyway not a good recipe for jazz.
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By Any Other Name 6 Aug 2013
By Roger Eckers - Published on
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Jerry Bergonzi Is amazing! He is my all time favorite tenor player. The whole band is wonderful. Love this CD!!
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