Quotes

About Nancy Wright’s playing —

“Nancy Wright is a fabulous big-toned tenor player . . .”
– Lee Hildebrand, San Francisco Chronicle

“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 receive 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

“Can’t the young gal blow?”
– John Lee Hooker

“You are going to hear from this young lady.”
– Albert King

About Nancy Wright’s CD, “Moanin'” —

“Wright is the real deal . . .”
– Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes

“It’s scintillating jazz with soulful, bluesy shadings.”
– Paul Freeman, The Mercury News

“Absolutely marvelous . . . great groove.”
– Pete Fallico, KCSM San Mateo

“Her tenor personifies that big-toned, warm, sexy-sensual, blooze-drenched sound so familiar to fans of Houston Person, Gene Ammons, and Ben Webster, to name a few of her influences. She soulfully shows her prowess on blues, ballads, bop, and boogooloo.”
– Fritz the Nite Owl, WJZA, Columbus, OH

“Nancy Wright is originally from Dayton, Ohio. But one might think she’s one of those Texas tenors upon hearing her big sound. It’s what some call in ‘the groove’ and others affectionately refer to as ‘grease.’ In any case, Wright is in overdrive with Tony Monaco on B-3, and some willing help on guitar and drums. Wright’s originals are bluesy and big toned, and she also scores well on ‘You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to,’ ‘When Sunny Gets Blue’ and ‘Minority.’
– Jazz Society of Oregon

“I love this CD. Really refreshing to hear a modern (except it sounds like it came out in the 60’s) jazz release where everyone plays straight ahead without a bunch of extra BS . . . I listened to it . . . smoked a joint and listened again and then I put on Ben Webster.”
– Mike Schermer, Producer, Songwriter and Guitarist (Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Angela Strehli)

* Appeared on JazzWeek Chart beginning in March 2009

* Appeared on April 2009 Top 40 New Jazz Releases for Bob Parlocha, nationally known jazz expert and former program director/ host of KJAZ, San Francisco, CA

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