Moanin’ One Sheet



“Nancy Wright is a fabulous big-toned tenor player steeped in the old school. Her CD reminds me of the kind of albums Gene Ammons, Willis Jackson, and Houston Person used to cut for Prestige in the ’60s.”
– Lee Hildebrand, San Francisco Chronicle”

Absolutely marvelous . . . great grove.”
– Pete Fallico, KCSM San Mateo, CA

Nancy Wright-Moanin
Well-established as a top Blues sax sideman for over 25 years, and well-known for her big tone and “grease”, Nancy Wright has recently stepped to the front of the band and into jazz territory with the release of her debut CD, “Moanin'” featuring a mix of soul jazz, blues, ballads, and boogaloo, including four original compositions.

Like Texas Tenors Arnett Cobb and Illinois Jacquet, and Chicago “Tough Tenors” Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, today Wright works back and forth between blues and jazz comfortably. The organ combo setting allows her to naturally draw on her blues and R&B background, adding spice to the mix with New Orleans overtones.

A refreshing new artist with that old/big tenor sound, Wright is brought into the spotlight by none other than “organ marvel” Tony Monaco and his original trio, reunited for the first time in years.

“Wright is in overdrive with Tony Monaco on B-3, and some willing help from guitar and drums. Wright’s originals are bluesy and big-toned.”
– Jazz Society of Oregon

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Street Date
March 10, 2009  

Featured Artists
Nancy Wright: Tenor Saxophone
Tony Monaco: Hammond B3 Organ
Robert Kraut: Guitar
Louis Tsamous: Drums

Track Listing
1. Jo-Jo
2. Rutabagas
3. Moanin’
4. Lady L
5. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
6. Happy Sergio
7. When Sunny Gets Blue
8. Minority
9. Bugalu
10. Bernie’s Blues

Key Markets
West Coast, Ohio, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C.

Chicken Coup/Summit Records
Cat # SMT CCP 7013
Packaging: Jewel Case
Genre: Jazz

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