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Jack Wright
Ben Wright

Wednesday,  May 29th  
7:30pm    $10
at the door 

@ Entropy Gallery


This duo didn't begin when Ben was in the womb, but it could have, given the close playing between father and son. Many parent musicians find their children are interested in a different music, and that was true for Ben's teenage years, when he was playing in a punk band. But for the last thirty-some years (Ben is 55, living in Taos NM) they have been on the same path of acoustic improvisation, and have been getting together as regularly as possible, given the distance between them.

Jack Wright is a veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia, regularly touring North America and Europe the past four decades and well known to improvisers. Continually seeking out interesting partners and playing situations, Wright is one of the originals of American free improv, and now at 81 he is still the "Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation," as the late Davey Williams (guitarist) called him in the 80s. His partners are mostly outside of music school careerdom, unknown to the music press, and selected for their ability to interconnect musically with each other (Discography) . His influence has extended through his book, The Free Musics. published in 2017. As for his playing, he's said to have the widest vocabulary of any, an expert at leaping pitches, punchy, precise timing, sharp and intrusive multiphonics, surprising gaps of silence, and sounds that range from the animalistic to electronic. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, "In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king." For more info--bio, writings, discography and sounds--go to Spring Garden Music. See also: Cadence Magazine Interview, July 2017, p. 55-73

Ben Wright from Dixon, New Mexico plays double bass. He cut his teeth in Philadelphia punk rock, and has since been working the double bass for 30 odd years, bolstered by intense spats of incidental formal training. A lover of the lowest frequencies, Ben has explored many disparate forms of music through the bass, yet always returns to the wellspring of improvisation. Currently, Ben plays with Irksome, Wind Up Birds, Radio Free Bassanda, poet John Biscello, Jack Wright, Dave Wayne, and assorted eclectic partners locally and nationally.

Jack Wright -  saxophones
Ben Wright -  Bass

Entropy Gallery, 1220 Parkway Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507.

It's a couple of blocks away from the Second Street Brewery on Rufina.


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