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Cory Wright Outfit: Apples + Oranges

Read "Apples + Oranges" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Oakland, California based reedman Cory Wright (Anthony Braxton, Vinny Golia & Yusef Lateef delivers a manifold and juxtaposing ensemble date on Apples + Oranges. It doesn't take too long to determine that the album poses a surfeit of diagonally opposed viewpoints. Other than the highly emphatic and synergistic group-centric output, Wright's compositions hit the mark, and this is one of those very special endeavors that excites, entertains and sustains interest. Wright's involvement with visionary composer and improviser, Anthony ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Cory Wright Unit: Apples + Oranges

Read "Apples + Oranges" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In jazz, there are composers and there are soloists and, as they say, “never the twain shall meet." Okay, not impossible, but it is rare in modern jazz for a musician to be both an outstanding soloist and a talented arranger. Listening to Apples + Oranges by West Coast saxophonist Cory Wright, the challenge is to determine which of the two talents makes this a thriving and effective recording. But then again, requiring one to choose will result ...


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