John Wright

John Wright has been playing the piano and setting the bar for Chicago trios for almost 50 years. His sound is both majestic and bluesy, and fills the room with sound and fans. There is little doubt that his earlier recordings on Prestige (check out South Side Soul) influenced many Chicago pianists to “cross-over”–merging more blues into standards and jazz–and shape the “Chicago school” piano trio sound. from

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