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Jack Wright, Damon Smith and Patrick Crossland

  • Where: Willimantic Records 744 Main St (Entrance & Parking Are in the Back on Riverside Dr) Willimantic, CT
  • When: 2017-08-16
  • Time: 7pm
  • Musicians: Jack Wright, Damon Smith and Patrick Crossland

The bill will be 

Jack Wright and Patrick Crossland playing a saxophones/trombone duo set


Quartet of Jack and Patrick with Mike Yarrish, double bass, and Phil Mazza, guitar

Jack Wright:
Patrick Crossland:


Described twenty years ago as an "undergrounder by design," Jack Wright is a veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia. He has played mostly on tour through the US and Europe since the early 80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 74 he is still the "Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation," as guitarist Davey Williams called him in the 80s, on the road as much as ever. He continues to inspire players outside music-school careerdom, playing sessions with visiting and resident players old and new. His partners over the years are mostly unknown to the music press, and too numerous to mention. He's said to have the widest vocabulary of any saxophonist, including leaping pitches, punchy, precise timing, sharp and intrusive multiphonics, surprising gaps of silence, and obscene animalistic sounds. He has had a book published, Jan. 2017, The Free Musics, which is becoming very popular among improvisers. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, "In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist 
Jack Wright is king"

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