FRANK WRIGHT

Frank Wright (9 July 1935 – 17 May 1990) was an American free jazz musician known for his frantic style of tenor saxophone. Critics often compare his music to that of Albert Ayler, although Wright “offers his honks and squawks with a phraseology derived from the slower, earthier funk of R&B and gospel music.” According to AllMusic biographer Chris Kelsey, Wright “never recorded even a single record under his own name for a major label; he was ‘underground’ his entire career.” In addition to tenor saxophone, Wright also played the soprano saxophone and bass clarinet.

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