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    Silence presents: Roughhousing

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    August 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

    Silence presents:  Roughhousing

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    ​Described 25 years ago as an “undergrounder by design,” Jack Wright is a veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia. Since the early 80s he has been touring through the US and Europe, finding interesting partners and playing situations.

    Now at 75 he is still the “Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation,” as he was called back in the 80s. Most partners are outside music school careerdom, unknown to the music press, and selected for their ability to interconnect with each other.

    The East Coast Free Music Festival of the 80s was his creation, and will finally appear again in 2018. His influence has extended through writings; in Jan. 2017 Wright’s book was published, The Free Musics. As for his playing, he’s said to have the widest vocabulary of any, an expert at leaping pitches, punchy, precise timing, sharp and intrusive multiphonics, surprising gaps of silence, and obscene animalistic growling. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, “In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king.”

    For more info, discography and sounds go to Spring Garden Music and for writing try this: ​


    August 31, 2018
    7:30 pm