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Frank Wright

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: July 9, 1935 | Died: May 17, 1990    

Frank Wright

Reverand Frank Wirght is one of the most underrated musical geniuses of the 20th century. He was born on July 9th 1935 in Grenada Mississippi but grew up in Cleveland. As a young man he was an electrical bassist in R and B bands in both Memphis and Cleveland. He switched to tenor sax and embraced the free jazz movement after meeting Albert Ayler and being greatly influenced by him. In the mid 60s he moved to New York City and played with some of the big names in the Avant Garde movement including, briefly, John Coltrane. His first sessions as a leader were recorded for the small ESP label. Not finding an appreciative audience for his music he moved to Europe in 1969 and except for a brief return to New York in the 1970s he spent the rest of his life in Europe...
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    Blues For Albert Ayler

    ESP Disk
    2013
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    Unity

    ESP Disk
    2006
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    Frank Wright: The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings

    ESP Disk
    2005
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    The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings

    ESP Disk
    2005
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    Shouting The Blues

    Original Jazz Classics
    1977
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    Adieu Little Man

    Original Jazz Classics
    1974
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    Your Prayer

    Original Jazz Classics
    1967
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