With a full, husky tenor sound in tow the former Bergonzi student brings to mind not only his former mentor but the timbres of Dexter Gordon and Joe Henderson as well.
After 20 years on the move, including time spent living and performing in Europe, tenor saxophonist Gregory Dudzienski recently returned to Chicago, settling into a period of engagement with the city's mighty music community, and developing a cohesive group dynamic with like-minded colleagues. Finding bassist Kelly Sill, pianist Chris White and drummer Jeff Stitely, they quickly formed a musical bond that is evident on this collection of seven Dudzienski originals. Their dedication to the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic language of jazz of the late '50s and '60s, provides a substantial base for the group's explorations and growth.
"A great warm sound and his melodic way of playing is all heart." - Jerry Bergonzi
1 Dexter's Laboratory 5:33
2 The Father 7:57
3 Tom-ish 7:15
4 Meeting Your Heroes 7:44
5 Yellow Alley 5:35
6 Beautiful Moments 8:12
7 See, I Told You 6:27
All music by Gregory Dudzienski - BMI
Gregory Dudzienski - Tenor Saxophone
Chris White - Piano
Kelly Sill - Bass
Jeff Stitely - Drums
Produced by Gregory Dudzienski & Kelly Sill
Co-Producers: Chris White & Jeff Stitely
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Scott Steinman
Recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago Il on November 13, 2019
Mixed & mastered at Studiomedia Recording Company, Evanston, Il
Liner notes by Neil Tesser
Photos by April Enos (back), Maurizio Perna (inside)
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
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