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Known for decades as the “Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation,” saxophonist Jack Wright has forged a singular path, touring throughout the US and Europe in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Jack’s son Ben Wright came up in the Philadelphia punk scene but has spent the last 25 odd years exploring the double bass, and now lives in Taos, New Mexico. The father-son duo performs regularly, and their West Coast tour in early 2014 brought them to Bakersfield for an unforgettable performance at Dagny’s, with Epigraph Records founder Kris Tiner sitting in on trumpet.

This session was recorded the next morning. The music is completely improvised and presented as it was created, in four sections, without alterations and with very minimal editing. As such, we witness a fascinating musical dialogue being established, with moments of mutual agreement rising from nowhere and dissolving just as quickly into further debate, reaching nearly symphonic scope, three sonic explorers engaging the shared moment, sparring a bit, open to any possibility yet leaving much to the imagination, for instance…

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released June 3, 2014

Jack Wright - alto and soprano saxophones
Ben Wright - double bass
Kris Tiner - trumpet

Recorded at Tommy and Leah’s in Bakersfield, CA on 1/26/2014
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ben Wright
Album art by Leah Austin, design by Kris Tiner

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Epigraph Records is devoted to the documentation of new improvisational and creative music recorded live in Bakersfield, California. Our releases spotlight boundary-pushing local artists along with innovative and unclassifiable musicians from around the globe. ... more

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