Zach Darrup teams up with saxophone legend Jack Wright
Jack Wright’s visits to Chattanooga are cause for celebration. In addition to his saxophonic mastery, he invariably brings the unexpected, usually in the form of a new collaboration.
This visit, Jack comes in the company of guitarist Zach Darrup, who by all indications is an utterly unique player. Other surprises will be announced (or not).
Zachary Darrup is an improvising guitarist currently living in Philadelphia. During his early teenage years in the rural coal region of Pennsylvania a strange boy appeared like an angel, carrying a large CD booklet of wild musics of all sorts.
This chance meeting at a pizza shop, plus tumultuous relationships with his home turf, school teachers, and other agents of law and rule enforcement led Zach to drop out and skip town, devoting himself to following music wherever it would take him—somewhere else.
Described 20 years ago as an “undergrounder by design,” Jack Wright is a veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia. He has played mostly on tour through the U.S. and Europe since the early ’80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 72 he is still the “Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation,” as guitarist Davey Williams called him, on the road as much as ever.
Zach & Jack
Friday, 8 p.m.
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave