Cary Kilner's Picks: Volume 24
Jerry Bergonzi — On Green Dolphin Street
Jerry was teaching at Berklee in my Boston days and developing his advanced tenor style, now fully-developed and magnificently demonstrated in this interesting performance of another jazz-musicians’ standards warhorse. He is playing with a trio, organ (left-hand bass) and drums. The sound is very economical, given the small group, but it is deftly handled.
Brian Scanlon — El Entronmetido
Here is another tenor with an advanced style. He has a great rhythm section, and they are playing a swing tune in 6/8 meter.
Stan Getz — Windows
Here is the grand ole master of tenor saxophone in his wonderful CD, Sweet Rain, playing Chick Corea's well-known 6/8 tune. This is a great quartet featuring Chick along with Ron Carter and Grady Tate.
Lee Ritenour — Bullet Train
Let's end this week with a very nice smooth-jazz cut by Lee, whom I have discussed before. He is a true jazz player but in theoretically more listenable formats for the non-jazz listener. This features Ernie Watts, another great tenor sax player in the style of Michael Brecker. Along with Dave Weckl, the drummer from one of Chick Corea's recent trios.