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Nick Brignola: Poinciana

Nick Brignola used to be one of the best-kept secrets in jazz. He is a virtuoso on the baritone saxophone, but hadn’t appeared on the major scenes for some time. Nevertheless, he has begun to attract attention again in forums such as magazine polls, and he continues to record a series of excellent albums on the Reservoir label.

This album maintains that high standard. Brignola plays with staggering virility and facile expertise on the sometimes cumbersome bari, and he produces a sound that is silky smooth and possessed of honest emotion.

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