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Radio & Podcasts

Tenor Titans - Mark Turner Now

Read "Tenor Titans - Mark Turner Now" reviewed by Russell Perry


Tenor player Mark Turner is one of the few prominent players who identify tenor player Warne Marsh as an influence. Marsh was a student of pianist/composer Lennie Tristano, whose compositional influence can also be heard in Turner's work. Over the past 25 years, Turner has released a relatively small set of discs as a leader, with the preponderance of his work represented by his extensive sideman activities and the work of Fly, his trio with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Mark Turner Quartet Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Mark Turner did not sit still in the past year. The American saxophonist released a successful duo album on ECM Records with pianist Ethan Iverson and played alongside famed trumpeter Tom Harrell at the Village Vanguard. This performance at BIMHUIS features his brand new band, after his sold-out performances as a member of Fly, the all-star trio with double bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard. Mark Turner is one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation. ...

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Profile

Mark Turner: Grounded in a Spiritual World

Read "Mark Turner: Grounded in a Spiritual World" reviewed by Kurt Rosenwinkel


This article first appeared in issue no 8 of Music & Literature Magazine. I remember being at Berklee and listening to Mark in the practice room. A lot of people used to gather outside his practice room at various times and just listen to him. He would be in there ten hours a day, usually. And then I heard him in a cafeteria concert--I think he was with Paul LaDuca and Jorge Rossy--and he was playing a lot ...

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In Pictures

New York City Winter JazzFest 2016

Read "New York City Winter JazzFest 2016" reviewed by Frank Rubolino


In the dead of winter, a musical oasis erupts each January as festival jazz comes out of hibernation at the NYC Winter JazzFest. Although the program encompasses many, many venues featuring many, many performers, one location beckons the listener to sit tight without scurrying from site to site. It is the stage that presents ECM recording artists exclusively. For the January 2016 festival, ECM producer and founder Manfred Eicher was in attendance at the New School's Tishman Auditorium as a ...

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Catching Up With

Mark Turner and Avishai Cohen: Harmony Without Chords

Read "Mark Turner and Avishai Cohen: Harmony Without Chords" reviewed by Marta Ramon


Saxophonist Mark Turner and trumpet player Avishai Cohen have been playing together since 2010. Both are accomplished jazzmen and representatives of the avant-garde scene. They shared a stage as part of the San Francisco Jazz Collective and also in Turner's quartet, including bassist Joe Martin and Marcus Gilmore on drums. After thirteen years, Turner finally launched an album as a leader, Lathe of Heaven (ECM, 2014). The pair visited Valencia, Spain and took time to speak with All ...

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Live Review

Mark Turner Quartet at The Wexner Center

Read "Mark Turner Quartet at The Wexner Center" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Mark Turner Quartet Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus, Ohio September 26, 2014 Some 20 years ago, tenor saxophonist Mark Turner tipped the ears of more than a few critics with his debut release for the Dutch Criss Cross label, Yam Yam. He was rightly touted as an up and coming talent worthy of wider recognition. A distinguished set of further albums for Criss Cross and then Warner Bothers followed, although it seemed that Turner ...

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Extended Analysis

Mark Turner: Lathe of Heaven

Read "Mark Turner: Lathe of Heaven" reviewed by John Kelman


Given that he's participated on no fewer than six recordings on ECM over the past six years-- two this year alone, with drummer Billy Hart's sophomore effort for the label, One is the Other (2014), and pianist Stefano Bollani's career-defining Joy In Spite Of Everything (2014)--it's no surprise to find Mark Turner finally getting his own date on the venerable German label. That Lathe of Heaven is the saxophonist's first recording under his own name alone since 2001's Dharma Days ...


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