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"Close Fit -- There couldn't have been a better title for this fantastic improv CD! You'll have to be a fan of improvised jazz, I s'pose, 'coz "smooth jazz" listening style ain't gonna' cut it here! This is the best recording I've ever heard of Wright's work - & believe you me, I've heard a LOT of his music(s). Th' new element (for my ears, anyway) is Sondy's bass & electronic work... just superb in creating that "fit" alluded to in th' title. That's not (in the least) to disparage the percussion work by Strombeck, which is precise & exciting all 'round. & then, there's JACK, people... whoever recorded this grand outing captured th' sonics as well as th' spirit of freedom that Wright's playing (on both reeds and keyboards) conveys most clearly. Lots of lil' bells, clanking things & subtle electronic scratching keeps your ears on edge, but it is really the (almost psychic) radar of the players that will make this an improv collector's gem! A definite keeper that gets our MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, as well as the "PICK" of this issue for "best electro-improv of 2003"! --IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION

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released September 15, 2003

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Jack Wright
(saxophone, piano)

Nick Sondy
(bass guitar, electronics)

Grant Strombeck
(percussion, electronics, invented instruments)

Produced by Bob Falesch.

Recorded at Splinter Group Studios, Chicago, and the Grove Music Box, Berwyn, IL. by Bob Falesch

Mix, mastering: Bob Falesch

(re-release of the original 2003 album on ZeroEggzie Recordings) oxrecordings.wordpress.com

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Jack Wright and Bob Falesch began their musical partnership in 2001. The SCINTILLA project aims to not only present recordings of their own music but also those of close colleagues and recordings in which they functioned as producer or other behind-the-scenes role. ... more

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