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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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Albums

Blues For Albert Ayler
Blues For Albert Ayler
ESP Disk
2013
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Unity
Unity
ESP Disk
2006
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Frank Wright: The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings
Frank Wright: The...
ESP Disk
2005
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The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings
The Complete ESP-Disk...
ESP Disk
2005
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[no cover]
Shouting The Blues
Original Jazz Classics
1977
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[no cover]
Adieu Little Man
Original Jazz Classics
1974
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