The Cory Wright Outfit is a quintet hailing from Oakland, California led by west coast composer and multi-instrumentalist Cory Wright. Apples + Oranges is a truly modern album featuring eight tracks of advanced compositions featuring high level improvising. Wright’s compositions utilize the timbral possibilities of the instrumentation of saxophones, trombone, flute, clarinet, bass and drums; the harmonic material is used both as a primary focal point and as a way to support soloists; the creative forms place the players in a variety of contexts for improvisations. With Cory Wright, tenor saxophone and Bb clarinet; Evan Francis, alto saxophone & flute; Rob Ewing, trombone; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and Jordan Glenn, drums.
Reeds player Cory Wright has been involved in both the jazz and creative music worlds for the past 20 years, including time spent in New York, Los Angeles and his current home in the San Francisco bay area. Cory has played in ensembles lead by Anthony Braxton, Vinny Golia, Eddie Gale, Adam Rudolph and Yusef Lateef. He is currently a member of bay area groups Bristle, Wiener Kids, Daniel Popsicle, and the Oakland Active Orchestra, and leads his own projects Green Mitchell and the Cory Wright Outfit.
"Playful twists on conventional jazz pepper Apples + Oranges, the new album from Bay Area sax/clarinet player Cory Wright and his quintet of locals." - Memory Select.
"Wright leads the Outfit through bracing swing, bop, and ballad segments via shifting parameters that seamlessly flow and interconnect." - All About Jazz.
Recorded at Tiny Telephone by Eli Crews. Mixed and Mastered at Guerrilla Recording by Myles Boisen.
CD. SSM-012. 2013. Packaged in an LP-Gatefold style Eco-Wallet.