Bassist and composer Aaron Immanuel Wright chose to record Eleven Daughters, his debut, in his home state of Oregon. It was in Oregon that Wright spent his childhood listening to his grandmother Geneva Wright's Ives-like piano compositions and his uncle Donny Wright's award-winning songwriting. After Spending Extensive Time Travelling The World And Engaging In The Music Communities Of San Francisco, Los Angeles, And New York, Big Red Studios Provided The Peaceful, Reflective Atmosphere Necessary For 29 Year-old Wright To Return To Oregon And Capture A Compelling Balance Between Composition And Improvisation. Two Of Portland's Finest Players, Darrell Grant (piano) And Tim Willcox (tenor Sax) Were Recruited To Join Wright And Brian Menendez (drums) For An Entirely Live, All-acoustic Exploration Of Wright's Compositions. Since Its January 2010 Release Date, Eleven Daughters Has Been Well-received By Critics And Radio DJs.
Wright's Professional Career Began At Age 16, Playing Jazz Standards At Cafes And Hotels In The San Francisco Bay Area. During This Time He Was Immersed In The Local Scene, Taking An Active Role As Both A Player And Composer At Berkeley High School And UC Berkeley's Young Musician's Program. For The Remainder Of His Teens, The YMP Program Gave Him The Opportunity To Regularly Perform With The Likes Of Dayna Stephens, Darrell Green, Ambrose Akinmusire, And Many Other Luminaries Of His Generation.
By Age 18, Wright Had Been Commissioned To Write For Portland's Fear No Music Ensemble's Pacific Rim Concert. This Experience Was A Milestone For Wright, Moving Him Away From Writing Strictly Within The Jazz Idiom And Propelling Him Toward The Search For A Truly Authentic Voice As A Composer. It Was During This Time, However, That Wright's Interest In Jazz Bass Deepened, As He Became Intimated With Leroy Vinnegar, The Great Bassist, During Vinnegar's Final Year.
As A Bassist, Wright Has Since Worked In A Wide Range Of Professional Scenarios, From Backing Blues Legend Matt 'Guitar' Murphy At Blues Festivals In The Eastern USA, To Logging Thousands Of Hours With Competitive Horn-based Show Bands Aboard Five-star Cruise Ships, To Performing New Chamber Music In Classical Ensembles.
Wright Currently Resides In New York City, Working As A Session Bassist And Writing New Material.
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