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Orbital Quintet: Vol. 1

Read "Vol. 1" reviewed by Troy Dostert

On its debut album, the Northern California-based Orbital Quintet offers eight intriguing tracks that avoid the clichés of standard blowing sessions, embracing instead the more subtle pleasures of mood and texture. With four compositions by guitarist David Wright, one each by bassist Benjamin Lee and trumpeter John Harrington, and a couple of freely improvised pieces, there's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Wright: Morph

Read "Morph" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Anyone craving that warm roundedness of 1980s-era Pat Metheny will feel right at home stepping to the wheelhouse of guitarist David Wright, whose Phonograph Team Project has knocked one out right out of the park with Morph. And yet, as the apt title of this second album from Wright's simpatico quartet implies, the Metheny element is ...

José James: una grande voce per la Black Music

Read "José James: una grande voce per la Black Music" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La recente pubblicazione per la Blue Note di Yesterday I Had the Blues -The Music of Billie Holiday , torna a collocare José James in una piena cornice jazzistica. È una commemorazione della cantante e un approccio tradizionale che oggi James affronta senza paura d'apparire prigionero del passato. L'altro esempio riguarda l'album For All We Know, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Guitarist David Wright New Summer Music Release, "Blue Beach Boardwalk"

Jazz Guitarist David Wright New Summer Music Release, "Blue Beach Boardwalk"

Blue Beach Boardwalk is the newest release by guitarist and composer David Wright. Following up his previous 2014 release “Music From The International Airport Hotel Lounge". "Blue Beach Boardwalk" is a mellow and relaxing mainstream jazz release with bossa and latin elements, ideal for the warm summer months. "To me, musically, it's really a ‘summer jazz relrease’ and I’m super ...

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Modern Jazz Guitarist David Wright New Music Release, "Music From The International Airport Hotel Lounge"

Modern Jazz Guitarist David Wright New Music Release, "Music From The International Airport Hotel Lounge"

Music From The International Airport Hotel Lounge is the newest release by guitarist and composer David Wright. Following up his 2013 releases Jazz Socialand Juniper Snowberries this release ventures into new territory for David. "Stylistically, this is something I've been wanting to do for a long time “ states David. Weighing in at just under forty minutes the recording featuring ...