Blues Revue

August 01, 2005 | BY Tom Hyslop

Hear a different, more introspective side of the NYC scene on Another Day (2 Shirts 1002) by the Chris Bergson Band. Their music, developed over time at the Jazz Standard, is quiet yet potent. Jay Collins' tenor saxophone and Bergson's evocative guitar are the primary instrumental voices, with Bergson's vocals warm and personal. Come and Gone simmers; gorgeous ballads Another Day and High Above the Morning are deep country soul; Greyhound Station is standard (but smart) funky blues; Three Sisters incorporates Son House's Death Letter to haunting effect; the upbeat soul-jazz number Up in Buffalo jumps out on the strength of Matt Wilson's drums.