Golden Gate Grooves 2009
Nancy Wright with the Tony Monaco Trio
Describing music as being tasty gets thrown around quite a bit, but in the case of Nancy Wright’s “Moanin'” the appellation fits like a home-cooked meal by your favorite chef. Tenor saxophonist Wright has been a familiar face on Bay Area blues stages for years, and now she absolutely shines with her first solo effort, a 10-track, all-instrumental jazz CD displaying her formidable chops as a player par excellence. A brilliant first effort, and a great late-night repast.