Interactive free improvisation on sax and guitar from Jack Wright on alto and soprano, and Zachary Darrup on electric guitar, a mix of intensely technical work alongside strange and even aberrant voicings from both instruments, a great balance of exuberant and thoughtful playing.
Wright, Jack / Zachary Darrup
Meet & Greet
Label: Spring Garden Music
Released in: USA
"Zach and Jack only started playing in the June of 2014, when Zach moved into the Spring Garden Music House in Philadelphia. It has been an intense engagement since then, the most regular musical activity for both of them. They recorded everything, released the best in May 2015, meanwhile performing often. Here is Meet and Greet on the Spring Garden Music label."-Jack Wright
Biography for: Zachary Darrup
"An improvising guitarist currently living in Philadelphia. During his early teenage years in the rural coal region of Pennsylvania a strange boy appeared like an angel, carrying a large cd booklet of wild musics of all sorts. This chance meeting at a pizza shop, plus tumultuous relationships with his home turf, school teachers, and other agents of law and rule enforcement led Zach to drop out and skip town, devoting himself to following music wherever it would take him--somewhere else. His techniques are informed by the musical possibilities of film language, jovial mockery and mimicry of plants, animals, and audience members, thoughtful room listening, word play, colors, and culinary experiments."-Discogs.com (https://www.discogs.com/artist/4429967-Zachary-Darrup)
Biography for: Jack Wright
"Jack Wright was born Pittsburgh PA in 1942 and grew up around Philadelphia and Chicago. He began playing saxophone in 1952, with private instruction; also singing in groups large and small through 1964, including a blue grass trio (playing washtub bass), which recorded an album, "Undertaking Bluegrass." After this he ceased playing music. He attended Lafayette College in Easton PA, where he studied European history and literature and graduated 1964; Johns Hopkins University, MA in European history, 1972; taught history at CCNY in NY and then Temple U. 1967-72, after which he left the academic world. In this latter period he was involved in left politics, organizing mainly on a community level, and began to become involved with music again.
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 72 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. And 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, including leaping pitches, punchy, precise timing, sharp and intrusive multiphonics, surprising gaps of silence, and obscene animalistic sounds. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, "In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king"."-Jack Wright Website (http://www.springgardenmusic.com/jackbio.html)
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Label: Spring Garden Music
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Tracks 1-5 recorded at the Spring Garden House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2014.
Track 6 recorded at the Red Room in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 7th, 2014.
Jack Wright-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
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1. Session 1 15:52
2. Session 2 14:10
3. Session 3 13:45
4. Session 4 12:41
5. Session 5 8:46
6. Baltimore 13:50