I’ve been told I’m really bad at taking compliments. I do get a little uncomfortable reading stuff like this, but anyway, here’s a few quotes from recent reviews of Blue, with links to the full articles:
“Wright can fool you into thinking world one minute, rock the next, a touch of new age and back to the core of jazz… Nicely done, this set has a nice magic that works throughout.” – Midwest Record Review
“Immersing yourself in Blue, it’s easy to feel the poetry of Wright’s arrangements. Each musician lays a different verse, contributing to a narrative greater than the sum of its parts.” – Between Sound and Space
“Blue hits a sweet spot that should be equally appealing to jazz fans and listeners coming from the rock side who dabble in jazz-rock or fusion.” – Expose’ Online
“A combination of compositional skill and technical mystery make this CD fly!” – Amazon.com
So this happened:
“Guitarist Rik Wright takes the #1 slot on the Jazz Top Adds Chart. Making a clear and prominent leader mark on the Adds Chart his first week in promotions.”
Tonight, Fundamental Forces will be playing a short set as part of “Soul at Sunset”, which bills itself as “A live journey from funky bop to hip hop”. We’re sharing the stage with an extremely eclectic mix of R&B, Soul & Rap acts at the venerable Sunset Tavern in Ballard. It’s perhaps one of the oddest groupings in which we’ve participated in quite a while. That’s definitely a good thing, hearkening back to Seattle’s early days of “anything goes” and “whatever” music bills at historical venues such as The OK Hotel and The Weathered Wall.
“Soul at The Sunset”
March 16th, 2014
8pm (Fundamental Forces at 9pm)
5433 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Thursday night we are playing our semi-regular gig at Vito’s, which is pretty much my favorite hang in town. The food is good, the cocktails are stellar, and the music is exceptional. If you haven’t seen us at Vito’s, what the hell are you waiting for?
Me getting tipsy at Vito’s.
Vito’s Restaurant & Lounge
927 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
9 pm, No cover
Finally, stay tuned for more info regarding my Spring fling- The Upstarts at LUCID Lounge as part of the new Syngergistic Thursdays concert series. It’ll be a trippy evening of improv jazz featuring myself with Spellbinder trumpeter John Fricke & Ron Weinstein of the Suffering F******ds on the Hammond B3 organ.
Strange days indeed.