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Mark Wingfield

Mark is one of the most original and distinctive electric guitarists today. His improvising is always compelling, continually inventive and melodically uplifting. His guitar playing is steeped in the language of jazz, with influences such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek as well as rock players such as Jimi Hendrix.

Other often eclectic influences such as Indian, Japanese and African music also feature strongly in Mark’s playing. These influences are fused with jazz and western classical music, and seamlessly integrated into a unique and highly distinctive musical voice. On his CD Fallen Cities, he collaborated with Lebanese singer Samia Afra, and continued his interest in non-western forms, working and performing with Turkish musicians such as Gökhan Özyavuz in Istanbul as well as Zambian musician KT Lumpa.

Mark’s interest in music technology came to the fore when he was asked to join ResRocket, a band made upof respected musicians from around the world who, using ground breaking software, played together live over the internet. As a core member of ResRocket Mark played with such lumaniries as Peter Gabriel, Tricky, Matt Black, Dave Stewart, and Todd Rundgren. As well as recording an album, the band toured playing London, Paris, LA, Oslo and elsewhere. During concerts some of the members were on stage while others played live over the internet projected on giant screens on stage. Almost every aspect of this band was a “world first”, truly ground breaking on every level.

As a jazz guitarist Mark has played widely in Europe and has just released his fifth CD, Guitar Encryptions on the Dark Energy Muisc label (Also available for download on iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody).

Composition

His compositions were recently the subject of a lecture at Goldsmiths College London to mark the opening of its new Contemporary Music Department and have also been featured in lectures and workshops at The Royal College of Music London, Trinity College of Music London and Dartington College of Arts music department.

The growing interest in his work has led to commissions for the BMIC’s Cutting Edge Series, SPNM’s Sound Source, the European Commission funded Waterways Celebration, Jane Chapman, Elaine Funaro, Geoffrey Burgess, McFall’s Chamber and others. Mark is quickly establishing himself as a new and unique composing voice in the U.K.

Teaching Mark runs guitar master classes and workshops with his unique teaching methods at major locations around the UK. Mark recently gave a workshop at the prestigious Trinity College of Music in London, has co-written a lecture for Goldsmiths College London. Has has received accolades from: Aric Rubin (writer from Guitar Player Magazine’s Master Series). Jon Finn (Senior guitar instructor at Berklee School of Music Boston U.S.) as well as from the many students of his acclaimed workshops.

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Liner Notes

Dwiki Dharmawan: Pasar Klewer

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Indonesian keyboard star Dwiki Dharmawan returns following his 2015 MoonJune Records debut, the more fusion-heavy So Far, So Close, with the even more ambitious Pasar Klewer. This vibrant, acoustic piano-driven two-CD set features the cream of Britain's younger expat crop, blending with Indonesian musicians to create a passionate, seamless cultural cross-pollination. Bassist Yaron Stavi and drummer/percussionist Asaf Sirkis form the core trio with Dharmawan, while reed multi-instrumentalist Gilad Atzmon, Gamelan musical virtuoso Aris Daryono and guitarists Nicolas Meier ...

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Mark Wingfield & Gary Husband: Tor & Vale

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Before receiving widespread exposure as the keyboardist with John McLaughlin's The 4th Dimension band, Gary Husband's notoriety was firmly centered on his polyrhythmic progressive rock and jazz drumming, rising through the ranks by accompanying prodigious guitarists Allan Holdsworth and Robin Trower, amid stints with Level 42, UK and other notables. Moreover, idiosyncratic guitarist Mark Wingfield's notoriety has skyrocketed since joining Moonjune Records several years ago. On this outing, Husband (piano) and the guitarist delve into improvisational and experimental constructions, where ...

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Mark Wingfield & Gary Husband: Tor & Vale

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Virtuoso guitarist Mark Wingfield was last heard leading a trio on Tales From The Dreaming City (MoonJune Records, 2018). He and pianist Gary Husband may have never played duets together before, but the results sound like it was inevitable--a fated meeting. Opener “Kittiwake" is the first of Wingfield's compositions, a lyrical legato guitar line over a vaguely martial rhythm on the piano. Wingfield lays out for Husband's lovely piano solo, which leads seamlessly into a guitar solo. The piece ends ...

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Mark Wingfield: Tales From The Dreaming City

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British guitar virtuoso Mark Wingfield is one of the linchpins of the ever-expanding Moonjune Records roster, and his relationship with bassist Yaron Stavi and drummer Asaf Sirkis (both Israeli-born, now based in the U.K.) has been especially fruitful. All three played on the acclaimed improvised album The Stone House (Moonjune Records, 2017) along with touch guitarist Markus Reuter, as well as on Wingfield's previous album Proof Of Light (Moonjune Records, 2015). This is a powerful set of Wingfield originals (plus ...

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Wingfield - Reuter - Sirkis: Lighthouse

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Once again, the sky is the limit for these estimable artists who execute spontaneous compositions in the studio without any overdubs or heavy editing. It's largely about the musicians' synchronous game-plan and intuitive interactions during these resonating and impactful works, crossing genres or stylizations that lie somewhere between freeform progressive rock and jazz rock. Lighthouse follows up The Stone House (Moonjune, 2016), even though it was recorded first, and features the core trio of burgeoning guitar hero Mark Wingfield, Touch ...

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Wingfield Reuter Sirkis: Lighthouse

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The trio of Mark Wingfield (guitar), Markus Reuter (touch guitar) and Asaf Sirkis (drums) gathered at La Casa Murada Studios in Spain in February, 2016 to improvise the music on this album. There was so much creativity in the air that bassist Yaron Stavi asked to join them for another session--The Stone House (Moonjune Records, 2017)--which was recorded second, but released first. This might make Lighthouse seem anticlimactic, but it definitely is not. The music these musicians made ...

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Extended Analysis

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis: The Stone House

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At a 2009 ECM @ 40 celebration in Mannheim, Germany that was part of the ongoing Enjoy Jazz Festival, Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava spoke, in a public interview, about how free jazz, back in the day, wasn't really free. There were rules: no time and/or no changes, for example; with memorable melodies not impossible, but not encouraged. Rava continued on to enthuse that now, in the 21st Century, free jazz really is free: if you want to play time, you ...

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Mark Wingfield "Ten Shades Of Light" - Free Download - 10 Tracks - 67 Minutes of Music

Mark Wingfield "Ten Shades Of Light" - Free Download - 10 Tracks - 67 Minutes of Music

Source: MoonJune Records

Mark Wingfield's Ten Shades Of Light was compiled from ten albums (with one track represented from each album). Free Download 320 kbps MP3 and/or FLAC. Donations are welcome. Mark Wingfield's MoonJune Records' debut Proof Of Light featuring Yaron Stavi on upright bass and Asaf Sirkis on drums, was released in February 2015, receiving an impressive critical acclaim in on over 30 countries worldwide. “Wingfield possesses the goods to be a world-beater... sparking vivid notions that the guitar is an extension ...

Mark's album The Stone House was awarded a Downbeat Magazine Masterpiece album last year Tor & Vale the duo album with Gary Husband was awarded the JazzWise Critic’s Choice best albums of the year. Mark has received over 300 rave reviews on his albums worldwide.

"One of the new guitar heroes of the 21st Century, Mark Wingfield has already amassed a sizeable (and diverse) discography in the past decade... sonic conceptualist and harmonic idealist... composer and bandleader, creating memorable compositions that sound like nothing that’s been heard before, fusing elements of fusion and progressive rock with a surprising penchant for melodic ideation... his staggering technical acumen is on full display while, at the same time, always serving the music. The world needs more guitar heroes like Mark Wingfield.” - John Kelman, All About Jazz

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Primary Instrument

Guitar, electric

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Mark Wingfield has been acknowledged by countless music critics, on both sides of the atlantic, as one of the world’s foremost guitarists. In 2014 he joined the famed MoonJune Records alongside the legendary Allan Holdsworth, Tony Levin and John Etheridge. Dark Energy Music is proud to facilitate Mark’s teaching practice offering pre-recorded video lessons and one-on-one Skype tuition. He teaches via Skype, contact him on his website to arrange a lesson: http://www.markwingfield.com/teaching/

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Nothing is Sacred

MoonJune Records
2020

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Tor & Vale

MoonJune Records
2019

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Tales From The...

MoonJune Records
2018

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Wingfield Reuter...

MoonJune Records
2017

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Lighthouse

MoonJune Records
2017

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Pasar Klewer

MoonJune Records
2017

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Pasar Klewer

From: Pasar Klewer
By Mark Wingfield

Way To Etretat

From: Proof of Light
By Mark Wingfield

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