Chicago jazz pianist John Wright earned his reputation with a string of LPs for the Prestige label in the early 60s—his 1960 debut made such an impression that its title, South Side Soul, remains his nickname to this day ( Jake Austen, www.chicagoreader.com).
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
John Wright, who is now quite obscure, recorded five albums during 1960-62 that emphasized the souful side of hard bop. In a trio with bassist Wendell Roberts and drummer Walter McCants on his debut session (which has been reissued on CD), Wright performs seven of his originals, all of which have something to do with Chicago. On titles such as “South Side Soul,” “Salle St. After Hours” and “Amen Corner,” Wright plays soulfully while swinging (https://www.allmusic.com/album/south-side-soul-mw0000310418).
1- South Side Soul [0:00]
2- 47th and Calumet [4:58]
3- La Salle St. After Hours [8:50]
4- 63rd and Cotage Groove [14:12]
5- 35th St. Blues [18:15]
6- Sin Corner [25:09]
7- Amen corner [30:34]
John Wright – piano
Wendell Roberts – bass
Walter McCants – drums
Label: Prestige – PRLP 7190
Released: August 30, 1960
Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ