|Wright, Frank / Unity|
|Add Date:||2007-02-25||Pull Date:||2007-04-29||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||29 Apr||8 Apr||1 Apr||18 Mar||4 Mar|
|1.||Fri, 27 Apr 07:||Wedge|
|4.||Sat, 17 Mar 07:||mufaor|
|2.||Fri, 06 Apr 07:||Wedge|
|5.||Sat, 17 Mar 07:||Plague Physician|
|3.||Sat, 31 Mar 07:||mufaor|
|6.||Fri, 16 Mar 07:||Wedge|
Live 1974 session from an underdog of the '60s/'70s free-jazz scene. Led by saxophonist Wright, who goes into the usual skronky spasms. Bobby Few on piano adds a nice lushness -- chaotic, but more McCoy Tyner than Cecil Taylor. A good lengthy outburst of energy.|
Live session; lots of applause after solos. It's one continuous performance split into two tracks.
For excerpting, try playing the early parts of either track. Track 1 would make more "logical" sense, since it has a real beginning; track 2 can be faded in, jumping you right into the action. The weirdly polka end of #2 works too. Instrumental; FCC clean.
1- Crashing opening, not too fast, w/lush chaotic piano. Wright comes in with angular, grunting sax. A rich swirl without becoming a white-noise blur. Gets into a nice intensity. Gets blurrier halfway (12-14 mins. into it), as the piano takes over and Wright tosses strange car-horn bleats into the mix.
Dynamic bowed bass solo, drum solo ends it. SEGUES into #2.
2- Jumps right in (continuation of #1) with sparkling, fast, dynamic playing, strong and free. Liberating feel. Big and crashing. Settles into a calmer but still strong flow.
Crashing intensity ends at around +18:00 to applause, as drum solo starts up again. +23:00 starts a weird punk-polka two-step, into a blur of cymbals and increasingly oddball sax.
|1.||Unity Part 1||2.||Unity Part 2|