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Mark Wade: Songs From Isolation

Read "Songs From Isolation" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Despite the obvious alignment in terms of timing, circumstances and creation, this project didn't simply manifest itself in the moment. Mark Wade has always had a solo bass outing in his sights. He just didn't take firm aim and follow through until now. That belief in patience, ultimately, helped to yield rewards. Rather than work with a more-is-more mindset that less mature players might adopt, Wade uses his experience to guide the way on this visual album crafted during COVID-19 ...

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Take Five with Mark Wade

Read "Take Five with Mark Wade" reviewed by Mark Wade

Meet Mark Wade Voted one of the top bassists of 2016, 2018, and 2019 in the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader's Poll, Mark Wade has been active in the NYC area for over 20 years. His debut album Event Horizon (2015) and follow up release Moving Day (2018) received international acclaim, and Moving Day was picked as the Album of the Year for 2018 by Something Else Reviews. Wade has received numerous features, reviews and interviews about his recordings and has ...

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Mark Wade Trio: Moving Day

Read "Moving Day" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Moving days are never easy. They come with the organizational stresses surrounding the act itself, the memories attached to the space departed, and the unknowns that await. But they also provide a rush of excitement, a touch of anticipation, and a good deal of hope connected to a fresh start and the journey toward a new dwelling. All of those feelings and more are wrapped up in this absorbing album's title track. And with its focal shifts, communicative spirit, and ...

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Mark Wade Trio: Event Horizon

Read "Event Horizon" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich

With his impressive debut release, Event Horizon, bassist/composer Mark Wade and his trio create a soundscape of musical expression, using their chemistry with one another and their mastery of their instruments to create an intimate interplay of ideas and jazz repartee. The Mark Wade Trio consists of three seasoned musicians that have performed together as a trio for the past two years: Wade on bass, Tim Harrison on piano, and Scott Neumann on drums. Although one might be tempted to ...


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