Throughout the last 5 years Winther / Aaman / Mogensen has toured intensively with sax legend Jerry Bergonzi, who is considered the worlds best saxophone player. Bergonzi has throughout the years had a very close relationship with trumpeter Phil Grenadier, who is still considered a hitten treasure in Europe, even he has recorded with Brad Mehldau and Ethan Iverson as well as toured with John Scofield.
So when Bergonzi suggested that the quartet should be a quintet along with Grenadier Winther / Aaman / Mogensen were all sight about this. The band toured northern Europe with great success 2014 and recorded Bergonzi’s new cd 7 Rays that will be released at Savant Jazz.
Here you will find the most reviews about Jerry Bergonzi this slider will be updated from time to time.
turning out a succession of first-rate albums for Savant that have solidified his status as one of America’s premier living tenor saxophonists.
- Lloyd Sachs, Jazz Times
fellow saxophonists shouldn’t be surprised if they suddenly find themselves feeling a bit winded, and awestruck
- Mike Joyce, Jazz Times
If stars were given out for consummate mastery of a musical instrument, Jerry Bergonzi would score five every time he picks up the sax.
- John Fordham, The Guardian
He has a big, full, individual sound, and a ferocious technique, with access to a full-toned altissimo register and multiphonics, all under super-human control. Both the Coltrane/ Brecker and the Sonny Rollins legacies have been thoroughly internalized.
— Vortex, London Jazz News
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