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Jerry Bergonzi - Spotlight On Standards (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jerry Bergonzi - Spotlight On Standards (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.3GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Savant Records

Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi can be depended upon to release a quality mainstream jazz album every year and this one is no different. The change is in the accompaniment, in which he employs Renato Chicco on organ and Andrea Michelutti on drums. This gives the well-known standard songs a new polish and allows the musicians leverage to interpret them in their own way. “Witchcraft” opens the album with a melodic medium tempo of slinky saxophone over subtle organ and percussion. The spacious and well-articulated organ and percussion get room to move, bubbling through their paces. The leader comes back with pithy interjections of sound weaving a competent and thoughtful solo.

Jerry Bergonzi - Spotlight on Standards (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 14, 2016
Jerry Bergonzi - Spotlight on Standards (2016)

Jerry Bergonzi - Spotlight on Standards (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 63:14 min | 145 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Savant

There's an old saying that a great jazz musician never plays a song the same way once. That could certainly be said of Jerry Bergonzi. He is an intellectual artist of uncompromising integrity and a bold, original composer. On Jerry's new Savant recording he returns to the organ-tenor trio format after a long hiatus from it. From the opening track, Cy Coleman's “Witchcraft” with its hypnotic organ vamp and “bewitching” chord substitutions Jerry gives to the first 8 bars, you know this isn't going to be your parents' organ-tenor gig.
Verdi - Aida (Franco Capuana, Carlo Bergonzi, Leyla Gencer, Fiorenza Cossotto) [2003 / 1966]

Verdi - Aida (Franco Capuana, Carlo Bergonzi, Leyla Gencer, Fiorenza Cossotto) [2003 / 1966]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 1 ch) | 6.60 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Hardy | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais | +3% Recovery | 150 min

This is a perfect cast. Bergonzi and Gencer at their best and the young Cossotto as you never heard her. Really wonderfull. The sound is very good but not the image. Anyway it does not matter when you hear them singing. This is history and a valuable document. Actually you can try but never find an AIDA like this, not even Pavarotti's at la Scala.
By Chilean Opera lover
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Bruno Bartoletti, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2007/1967]

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Bruno Bartoletti, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2007/1967]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4.34 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Label: VAI | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano | 138 min | +3% Recovery

For those that are not familiar with Renata Scotto in her prime, this DVD should be a revelation. Not only is the voice beautiful but her technique is brilliant. The mad scene is a highlight. If she is not quite as showy with pyrotechnics as Sutherland and Sills, she is still spectacular. The pathos and word pointing she brings to every scene is unique. It confirms why many see her as the rightful successor to Maria Callas. Her Edgardo is Carlo Bergonzi, another paragon of operatic style, who matches her note for note with elegance and beauty of tone…
By OperaLover
Donizetti - L’elisir d’amore (Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2004/1968]

Donizetti - L’elisir d’amore (Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2004/1968]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (Dolby AC3, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch)| 6.96 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Hardy | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol | 130 min | +3% Recovery

This black-and-white, wonderfully old-fashioned film of a live performance of L'elisir d'amore, complete with faded painted backdrops and no attempt to update or "make relevant" this delicious work, is, well, delicious–gorgeously sung and charmingly acted. The pedigree is impeccable. I can't recall a recent performance of an Italian opera with all-Italian forces, including conductor, and at the risk of sounding chauvinistically Italian, there really is something elegant and natural about an entire cast steeped in the language, rhythms, and idiom that keeps the Italian-opera tradition alive.
–Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com

Jerry Bergonzi - Rigamaroll (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 5, 2015
Jerry Bergonzi - Rigamaroll (2015)

Jerry Bergonzi - Rigamaroll (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62:34 min | 145 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Savant Records

'When I go into the studio with these guys, it's not like I feel pressure. It's like, 'oh boy, let's go have some fun,'' says saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, recalling how his previous Savant recordings came together. In short, the acclaimed veteran didn't want the fun to end. So now here we have another terrific recording to complement the reedman's impressive Savant discography and another chance to delight in the exceptionally responsive company he keeps.
Legendary Performances of Scotto: Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Gianandrea Gavazzeni, R.Scotto, C.Bergonzi, G.Taddei)

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Gianandrea Gavazzeni, R.Scotto, C.Bergonzi, G.Taddei) [2007/1967]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 547 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:71'35; CD2:49'40

All of these are live recordings so the sound is quite variable. The standard square box contains separate soft plastic sleeves in which the cds are inserted. The advantage is that the cds are well protected (minor risk for scrapes compared to cardboard), but there is no information printed on the sleeve since it is made of plastic. There is some basic information printed on each cd (name, composer, cd #, the act/s and the date of the recording). There is also a small 24pg booklet that introduces the box including some photos as well as content description for each disc (opera, singers, time and location as well as a list of the separate tracks). I have been collecting these boxes for a while and always find it worthwhile as there are gems nicely interspersed in these collections. By Moonfish
Verdi - La Traviata (John Pritchard, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi)

Verdi - La Traviata (John Pritchard, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi) [2002/1963]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 627 MB
Classical | DECCA | 470 440-2 | CD1:61'06; CD2:71'17

This recording of LA TRAVIATA is the third one in my collection (the other two being the Cotrubas/Kleiber and the Callas/Giulini recordings), and am I glad I bought it! As superb as those other two recordings are, I actually LIKE this one the most. It is an all-around excellent performance. Bergonzi's is possibly the finest Alfredo on any complete recording; Merrill is perfectly suited to Germont; Pritchard paces the opera beautifully; the recorded sound is spacious, with lots of atmosphere in the party scenes. But the real surprise of the recording is Sutherland. She brings all of her distinctive gifts to the role of Violetta: a ripe, beautiful voice; supreme coloratura ability; a talent for conveying pathos…

Jerry Bergonzi - By Any Other Name (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 24, 2013
Jerry Bergonzi - By Any Other Name (2013)

Jerry Bergonzi - By Any Other Name (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65:36 min | 149 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Savant

Jerry 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. And it is distinctive spontaneity that reigns supreme on By Any Other Name. Featuring Phil Grenadier on trumpet in the front line, hear what the local papers called, "the most powerful band to come out of Boston."
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Bruno Bartoletti, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2007/1967]

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Bruno Bartoletti, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2007/1967]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4.34 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Label: VAI | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano | 138 min | +3% Recovery

For those that are not familiar with Renata Scotto in her prime, this DVD should be a revelation. Not only is the voice beautiful but her technique is brilliant. The mad scene is a highlight. If she is not quite as showy with pyrotechnics as Sutherland and Sills, she is still spectacular. The pathos and word pointing she brings to every scene is unique. It confirms why many see her as the rightful successor to Maria Callas. Her Edgardo is Carlo Bergonzi, another paragon of operatic style, who matches her note for note with elegance and beauty of tone…
By OperaLover