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Twins Jazz hosts an unusually “out” trio tonight: saxophonist Jack Wright (pictured above), percussionist Fabrizio Spera and pianist Alberto Braida. Wright is a minor legend of free improv, and plays D.C. with some regularity, but this trio is new to me. What makes it particularly exciting is the presence of Spera, an improviser who has carved out a niche for himself in a certain brand of extremely experimental avant-rock, having worked with the likes of Ossatura and Blast, bands on former Henry Cow drummer Chris Cutler’s Recommended Records label.
That about sums up what I know about this trio, but there’s a sound sample at Wright’s label website and this will surely be a treat for the adventurous.
Note that if you miss this, there will be another chance to see Wright in action soon, albeit in a very different context—a duo with cellist Bob Marsh, a collaboration that produced a single beautifully subtle record, Birds in the Hand, several years ago.