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Midwest Record on Brandon Wright “Journeyman”…

BRANDON WRIGHT/Journeyman: A busman’s holiday for members of The Mingus Big Band, Wright has blown his sax for everyone from Chuck Mangione to Fred Wesley, and if that doesn’t present a pedigree in everything from bop to funk and back around through the middle, what does? A hard blower that knows his stuff, he openly professes his love for 50s Blue Note, but he’s had his ear glued to the radio during the grunge years when he was growing up as well and shows he knows how to make all music into music. Not a session of retro old man jazz, Wright is blowing for right now and he’s doing it the right way. With this being only his second session as a leader, you have to conclude his future looks bright and the future is now. Well done.