Wright, Jack / Open Wide
Album: Open Wide   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Wright, Jack   Added:Apr 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-05-12 Pull Date: 2003-07-14 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 13 Jun 29 May 25
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 14, 2004: Memory Select -- SF Alt preview (sfalt.org)
Open Mouth Policy
3. Jun 27, 2003: Memory Select
Open Mouth Policy
2. Jul 11, 2003: Memory Select
Late Open [excerpt]
4. May 23, 2003: Memory Select
Open Mouth Policy

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-05-25
Free improv led by sax -- abstract noisy stuff recorded at Baltimore's High Zero festival (an annual DIY gathering of improv). Jack Wright is a Colorado musician who's well respected among improv players.

Wright crafts a language of saxophone squeaks and pops, abstract stuff that ranges from peaceful to vicious. He's particularly good at fast, fluttery runs that have a pillowy softness to them.

Each track has a different set of players.

1- Metallic and slowly severe, often colored by various synthy noisemakers. Second half quiet and more "organic"
2- Ethereal and slow, like a large, powerful machine. Lots of electronics groans from guitar and home-made instrument
3*- Fairly high energy (slow start). Trio w/a drummer and another sax, and Wright doing some piano.
4- Slow, expansive piece with tuba. Last few minutes include a quiet duet w/Wright mimicking the high squeaks of electric guitar, kinda cool.
5*- Loud and screechy, w/Wright highlighted in the slower 2nd half
6*- Gentle

Track Listing
1. Late Open   4. The Door Ajar
2. Gaps and Junctures   5. Laid Open Again
3. Open Mouth Policy   6. Too Much Is not Enough