Spring Garden Music

WRIGHT, JACK - Free Life, Singing

Original sealed LP copies of Wright's first self released 1982 release, featuring long-active, under-the-radar improvisor Wright, on alto and piano, and Marv Frank on drums. 

"Described thirty years ago as an 'undergrounder by design,' Jack Wright is a veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia and living in Easton PA. In 1979, after an academic career teaching at Temple University (European History) and activist politics, he returned to the instrument of his youth. Almost immediately he discovered free improv, virtually unknown at the time and still obscure. He is one of the few who have played this exclusively since then, one of the originals of the 80s era. He plays mostly on tour through the US and Europe in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 78 he is still the "Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation," as the late guitarist Davey Williams called him back in the 80s, continuing to inspire musicians, playing and organizing sessions and gigs with visiting and resident players old and new. His Spring Garden Music House has been around since 1977, for the past sixteen years housing only improvisers and providing space for sessions.

He has been able to avoid the standard career aimed at visibility and prestige, seeing it as a hindrance to musical growth. The partners he's preferred over the years have also been mostly unknown to the music press, and too numerous to list here..". - Spring Garden Music.

Wright has released music on Last Visible Dog, Public Eyesore, Bug Incision and Relative Pitch and collaborated with Reuben Radding, Nate Wooley, Jacob Felix Heule, Matt Samolis, Bhob Rainey and Fred Lonberg-Holm among many others.

Here is his first recorded live performance from 1988:

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