Quotes

“. . . one of the best horn blowers in the blues business . . . stunning command of the instrument that utilizes sputters, growls, honks and high-note wails while never losing sight of the strong melodies at the core of her improvisations . . . Wright has also emerged in recent years as a singer and songwriter of high order.”
– Lee Hildebrand, Living Blues

“Nancy Wright shouts and purrs through her tenor saxophone . . . “
“Her tenor is, by turns, slathered with Noble “Thin Man” Watts Southern-fried grease, robust with King Curtis soulfulness and buffed to a gleam with pungent Junior Walker funk.”
– Frank John Hadley, DownBeat

“One of the hottest blues sax players in the business, she is known for powerful, soulful, fascinating playing. Her sax solos are a highlight of any show she’s in.”
– John Orr, San Jose Mercury News

“Nancy Wright’s raw, rhythmically twisting tenor solos are outstanding . . . “
– Ben Sandmel, Downbeat

“Wright time and again wowed the crowd with her impressive command of the horn, eliciting some of the loudest applause of the evening.”
– John Penner, LA Times

“. . . one of the country’s best female saxophonists.”
– Dale Anderson, The Buffalo News

“Nancy Wright was genuinely ‘bad’ and received the only standing ovation given a sideperson all day.”
– Living Blues (Mississippi Delta Blues Festival review)

“Tenor saxophonist Nancy Wright . . . presented us with scorching solos . . .”
– Helen Metella, Edmunton Journal

About Playdate! CD:

“…A host of contemporary blues giants gather around to drive this set by this recent West Coast Blues Hall of Fame inductee with her sax leading the way. A well respected, towering blues sax giant, Wright decided to step out and do what she wanted here proving this gal doesn’t need to be told which end is up. A white girl with the blues that’s raising the bar for all, this is a nonstop, smoking, good time. Killer stuff throughout.”
— Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“Nancy Wright has a winner with PLAYDATE! Her stellar tenor sax, singing and songwriting place her right at home in the very distinguished company with which she has surrounded herself, and show her mastery of blues, R & B and swing.”
— Dick Shurman, blues producer and historian

“Beautiful sax sound with influences from Jr. Walker to King Curtis…”
— André Hobus, Soul Bag (France)

“Talk about having fun with an album—Nancy Wright’s “Playdate!” comes at you just like one of Louis Jordan’s legendary Saturday night fish fries, and it’s sho’ nuff funkier than that proverbial mosquito’s tweeter!”
— Cheryl & Don Crow, Nashville Blues Society

“One of the hottest blues sax players in the business, she is known for powerful, soulful, fascinating playing. Her sax solos are a highlight of any show she’s in.”
– John Orr, San Jose Mercury News

”. . . Big, fat tone, warm vibrato, nice building of tension and release . . . some kickass blues playing and loads of fun to listen to . . .”
– Bruce Iglauer, President of Alligator Records

”. . . Wright (has a) naturally bluesy voice . . . a semi-shouting mezzo soprano that’s reminiscent in its approach to Ruth Brown and Dinah Washington . . . (she doesn’t) just sing the blues, (she) feel(s) them as well.”
– George “Blues Fin Tuna” Fish, Blues Blast Magazine

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