O’s Place Jazz Newsletter reviews Eric Hargett, Kristin Lee Sergeant, Greg Murphy, Tim Ray, AGNZ, Steven Kirby
The O’s Place Jazz Newsletter from Winter 2016 features many artists from Whaling City Sound:
“O’s Notes: A.G.N.Z. is a quartet featuring guitarist Jay Azzolina, Dino Govoni on sax, drummer Adam Nussbaum and bassist Dave Zinno. Dave and Adam had a successful tour in Europe that sparked interest in doing more together. They all convened in Providence, RI and their dream became reality. Each of the band members contributes at least one composition to this all-original set. That gives the session lots of variety as the Chance Meeting evolved into a strong session where the musicians gelled as a band. Among the best tunes are “N.T.I.”, “1 Of 3” and “Asha”.”
Chance Meeting is currently at #46 on the JazzWeek Chart
Azzolina Govoni Nussbaum Zinno/Chance Meeting/082 (re-peaks at 12, 23 weeks airplay) Four powerful jazz artists in mid-career, all with New England roots and impressive experience, come together in one explosion of brilliant light, to produce ten originals, full of purposeful playing and sublime solos. Chance meeting indeed! Perhaps though it’s not a coincidence that drummer Adam Nussbaum, bassist Dave Zinno, guitarist Jay Azzolina, and saxophonist Dino Govoni met at all. Together, the first-call quartet fuses beautifully on their debut play date together.