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Frank Wright

ts, bcl, 1935-1990 US, Grenada, Mississippi
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Rev. Frank Wright

Frank Wright (9 July 1935 – 17 May 1990) was an American free jazz musician from Mississippi and Cleveland, Ohio, known for his frantic style of tenor saxophone.Wright was born in Grenada, Mississippi, but he grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where his family moved as part of the Great Migration out of the South. More than 1.5 million African Americans left the South before World War II to seek opportunities in the industrial cities of the North and Midwest. Another 5.5 million left during and after the war, up to 1970.

  • Tenor sax
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Someone Is Losin' Susan on The Naughty 1920s: Red Hot & Risque Songs of the Jazz Age, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Unity Part 1 on Unity by Frank Wright
Aurora Borealis - Instrumental on Uhuru Na Umoja by Frank Wright
Zion Hill on The Albert Ayler Story by Albert Ayler
Unity Part 2 on Unity by Frank Wright
One for John on Jazzactuel by Various Artists
Oriental Mood - Instrumental on Uhuru Na Umoja by Frank Wright
Unity Part 3 on Unity by Frank Wright
Unity Part 4 on Unity by Frank Wright
Unity Part 5 on Unity by Frank Wright

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
UnityFrank Wright2006Album
The Complete ESP-Disk' RecordingsFrank Wright2005Compil.
Spiritual Knowledge And GraceLouis Moholo / Dudu Pukwana / Johnny Dyani / Frank Wright2004Album
Kevin, My Dear SonFrank Wright1979Album
Shouting The BluesFrank Wright / Georges Arvanitas1977Album
Shouting The BluesFrank Wright / Georges Arvanitas1977Album
One For JohnFrank Wright1970Album
Your PrayerFrank Wright1967Album
Concert In Ulm!Frank Wright, Frank Wollny, A.R. PenckAlbum
Prayer For IngoFrank WrightAlbum
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