John Wright


Mr. Soul

  • Release Date: 12 Jul 1995
  • OJCCD-1876-2

The flurry of interest in pianist John Wright in the early 1960s coincided with the soul movement in jazz. The basic elements in his music may have qualified him for souldom in the minds of record marketers. But Wright had facets beyond his gospel and blues roots, and the “soul” label attached to his recordings did him the disservice of suggesting a limited range. There’s plenty of soul in this collection, but Wright also had harmonic depth and a lyrical side that are on dis… MORE