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Liftoff to Release "Sunday Morning Airplay" January 17 on Fort Knox Recordings

Liftoff to Release "Sunday Morning Airplay" January 17 on Fort Knox Recordings

Fort Knox Recordings presents Sunday Morning Airplay the debut album from Liftoff. On this new record, Liftoff takes flight on a blissed-out journey drenched in acid-soaked melodies and 808 beats. Escape into the void and join them on their infinite quest for endless summers and higher states. Featuring 13 songs for the new flower power generation, ...

Liftoff

Label: Jen Bay Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Liftoff; Thanks For the Memory; Deception Blues; Chuy's Challenge; I've Never Been In Love Before; How Low Can You Go; Fundingsland Waltz; Left Hand Corner; Deception Blues; Liftoff (Alternate Take).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mark Elf: Liftoff

Read "Liftoff" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Guitarist Mark Elf has been recording since 1986, and on Liftoff he continues to amaze. All but two of his dozen sessions have been on his own Jen Bay label. Athough Elf usually appears in a guitar/bass/drums format, he also includes piano on a few of these recordings. Such is the case on Liftoff, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mark Elf: Liftoff

Read "Liftoff" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

John Coltrane's “Countdown, like Hemingway's “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, is a brief, emotional and enduring classic. Guitarist Mark Elf makes this tune the heart of Liftoff. Elf, who played last month at Flushing Town Hall with bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Quincy Davis, was an exuberant performer who scatted along with his solos on up-tempo tunes, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mark Elf: Liftoff

Read "Liftoff" reviewed by Jim Santella

Guitarist Mark Elf enjoys the rush of re-interpreting music by masters such as John Coltrane. He also enjoys creating fiery originals that allow him to work out on the instrument the way Trane did. It doesn't matter that one played saxophone and other plays guitar, since both artists share a deep appreciation for the creation of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mark Elf: Liftoff

Read "Liftoff" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Several musicians have found their muse in John Coltrane, and Mark Elf joins the group with Liftoff. The guitarist takes the chord changes to Coltrane's “Countdown to create the title piece. Word play notwithstanding, Elf can turn a tune to his advantage. His notes are crisp, even as they zip along at feverish pace, and that ...


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