Nick Brignola

Nick Brignola was born on July 17, 1936, in Troy, in Rensselaer County, New York, about fifty kilometers from New York. “I came froman area that had virtually no live jazz,” he explained. “When I was young, I took clarinet lessons for six or seven months; then I stopped, because the music did not interest me. But five or six years later, when I heard Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan, I got back to it.”

“I remember having to wait weeks just to get a Paul Desmond record. So I was starved for jazz. I made a couple of trips to New York and heard Charlie Parker and George Shearing. That was when I decided I was going to be a musician. That was it.” “I didn’t enjoy playing the clarinet, so I switched to the alto saxophone. Although I was mainly self-taught, the lessons I had taken previously helped me, and I gradually improved my playing. I didn’t feel very comfortable playing the alto or...

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Nick Brignola Albums

1 record

Albums featuring Nick Brignola

2 records