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Suddenly the Blues

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More driving than "Blues Shout," it was recorded with Kenny Burrell (g).

Biography

Born: 14 December 1933 in Wichita Falls, TX

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s

A first-rate bop-oriented alto saxophonist, Wright was also one of the finest flutists jazz has known. He studied saxophone under the tutelage of his father. His first recording was made in 1958 with vibist Dave Pike; the next year, he played the Newport Festival with bassist Charles Mingus' group. Wright joined Dizzy Gillespie's band in 1959, remaining until 1962. In addition to his sideman work, Wright established himself as a leader in the early '60s, leading New York-based bands that included...
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Suddenly the Blues, Leo Wright
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  • £7.11
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 23 April 1962

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