CHRIS BERGSON BAND ~ LIVE AT JAZZ STANDARD
2 Shirts Records
Release Date: February 4, 2014

Recorded Live at Jazz Standard, NYC

MOJO MAGAZINE - BLUES ALBUM OF THE MONTH
JUNE 2014
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"Another bulletin from the New York street poet with a blues soul. Bergson has little to do with received blues repertoire (here there's just a steely reading of Corinna), and he's too enquiring a musician to want to walk very often with a 12-bar guide rope, but like its predecessors, this is an album that draws much of its power from a blues source. Sometimes the connections spark with a familiar flash, like the resonant slide guitar of Bluemner, the Stax-sax snap of The Only One or the Muddy Waters line that embeds Tennessee Williams's poem Heavenly Grass. However, this is mostly another tour of Bergson's world, an urban landscape of shadowed streets and the off-kilter characters who skulk or strut in them. The lean quartet format of the early albums is muscled-up with a three-piece horn section; the music is as tight as a hangman's knot."
- Tony Russell, MOJO

"New Yorker Chris Bergson is a mountain of talent with his tight guitar, a smoky baritone...and reflective songwriting skills."
- No Depression.com

"This fine writer, singer and guitarist is pretty hard to 'pigeon hole', with his superb music covering blues, jazz, soul and classic rock flavours - the latter maybe from playing with a legend like the late Levon Helm of The Band. Exemplary guitar and vocals... highly recommended..."
- Blues in the Northwest (UK)

"Chris Bergson is a modern-day blues baron."
- Rhapsody.com

"A monstrous talent."
- Feeling Blues (France)

"A work that never loses its ability to intrigue and excite, and whose merit is to be ascribed equally to the personality of the musicians
- Il Blues (Italy)

"Chris Bergson is not only one of the great guitarists, the man can really sing well - giving him a welcome difference to some other guitar gods."
- Wasser-Prawda (Germany)