Bassist Aaron Immanuel Wright's debut CD indicate a cool rendering where music is demanding, melodic and confrontational, alternating competitive dissonance with translucence. Wright's bass lines are direct with a heavy distinct convulsive sound, learned from playing in many different environments, and with a degree in philosophy and music, performing and composing among the best jazz musicians in the world. Accompanied by mentor, educator and pianist Darrell Grant, talented saxophonist Tim Willcox and drummer Brian Menendez. Without question, the Aaron Immanuel Wright's quartet proves again that exciting jazz music arises from the Pacific Northwest. Well traveled musicians from all over the jazz scene who settled in Portland, Oregon to create wonderful ideas, to practice, play and teach their art. Jazz artists, as Aaron Immanuel Wright are from a different stripe, where music is integral to existence.