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Spring Garden Music began in 1982 as the name given to a bunch of raucous improvisers from Philadelphia. Some of these musicians lived in a house on Spring Garden Street, that was owned by a rambunctious 40-year-old (now 64) saxophonist, Jack Wright. It became the name for the label of his first record, and then more generally for the adventure of himself and his musical partners. This music expanded and changed as he criss-crossed North America, and also Europe, adding partners from everywhere, in performances and private sessions. After a 16-year disappearance in the wilds of Colorado, Jack returned to the East Coast in 2003, and now lives in nearby Easton PA, on--amazingly enough--a street named Spring Garden

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Paul Flaherty / Randall Colbourne / James Chumley Hunt / Mike Roberson: Borrowed From Children

Read "Borrowed From Children" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let's misquote a Rolling Stones' lyric here, with the music of Paul Flaherty “you can always get what you want," and maybe to a greater extent, “you get what you need." For more decades than he might want to count, the saxophonist has been making his self-described 'hated music.' We're talking hate as in a bugaboo, ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEW

The Free Musics by Jack Wright

Read "The Free Musics by Jack Wright" reviewed by Daniel Barbiero

The Free Musics Jack Wright 316 Pages ISBN: 1537777246 Spring Garden Music Editions 2017 Saxophonist Jack Wright's first encounter with free jazz occurred in 1967, when a chance meeting with Charlie Haden resulted in Wright's being invited to see Haden play with Ornette Coleman. Wright, who had been a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jack Wright / Ben Wright: as if anything could be the same

Read "as if anything could be the same" reviewed by Dave Wayne

It's only apropos that I am writing this review on Father's Day. As if anything could be the same is a duet album by the father and son team of saxophonist Jack Wright and contrabassist Ben Wright. In the world of improvised music, or non-idiomatic improvised music if one must, Jack Wright is a seminal figure. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joachim Badenhorst: Forest // Mori

Read "Forest // Mori" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Clarinetist Joachim Badenhorst probably doesn't know who Ray Johnson is, or was. He died 20 years ago. Johnson, the father of Mail Art, created a network of artists and patrons beginning in the1960s through his correspondences. He called them 'correspondances.' His mailings created a worldwide democratic system for art. Mail Art peaked pre-internet, in ...

As If Anything Could Be The Same

Label: Strand Records
Released: 2014

Crunch

Label: Strand Records
Released: 2014

Jazz: A Blessed Obsession

Read "Jazz: A Blessed Obsession" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Jazz listeners travel some strange and beautiful paths. It might have all begun with collectors trying to find a legendary Edison cylinder that New Orleans trumpeter Buddy Bolden--some believe to be the very first jazz musician--may (or may not) have recorded in 1904. Fast forward to modern times, a quick scan of eBay and the exorbitant ...

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Meet Mark Corroto

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I currently live in: Delaware, Ohio. I joined All About Jazz in: 1999 What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? AAJ has a “No-Snobs" approach to jazz that tolerates both the Wynton neo-moldy figs, my free jazz and avant leanings, fusion, and even some rock. How do ...


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