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Mark Turner

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In a career that spans two decades and encompasses a broad array of musical ventures, saxophonist Mark Turner has emerged as a towering presence in the jazz community. With a distinctive, personal tone, singular improvisational skills and an innovative, challenging compositional approach, he’s earned a far-reaching reputation as one of jazz’s most original and influential musical forces. A New York Times profile of Turner titled “The Best Jazz Player You’ve Never Heard” called him “possibly jazz’s premier player,” noting his reputation amongst his peers and his influential stature in the jazz world. 2013 finds Turner entering an exciting new creative phase, with his varied talents showcased on a variety of notable new recording projects

Album

Stand Art

Label: Nonesuch Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: De-Dah; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; All The Things You Are; Big Foot; When A Woman Loves A Man; Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise; I Should Care; Invasion During An Operetta; Laura.

Album

Live From Summit Rock In Seneca Village

Label: Giant Step Arts
Released: 2022
Track listing: Falling In; Landscape With An Obelisk (Flinck); Kalispel Bay; Self Portrait (Rembrandt); Program For An Artistic Soiree (Degas).

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Snarky Puppy & Steve Shapiro

Read "The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Snarky Puppy & Steve Shapiro" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Episode 769 starts off with vibraphonist Steve Shapiro with new material off his latest album Plan to be Spontaneous. We follow that with a great story acting as a lead into Lee's Summit, MO-native Pat Metheny. The modern tunes continue with Lia Booth, Dana Fitzsimons and Plinio Fernandes. There is brand new music from Roger Lewis ...

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Article: Interview

Stephane Mercier: New Saxophone Talent

Read "Stephane Mercier: New Saxophone Talent" reviewed by AAJ Staff


This article was originally published at All About Jazz in December 2001. Belgian alto saxophonist Stephane Mercier tolerates no boundaries. “I listened to some cheesy things when I was young--I don't mind. If I like something, I just put it," he proclaims about his approach to music. A new talent in the jazz world, ...

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Article: Album Review

Jason Palmer: Live From Summit Rock In Seneca Village

Read "Live From Summit Rock In Seneca Village" reviewed by Jack Bowers


With Covid-19 generally having had its way in recent years, shuttering many venues at which jazz musicians were accustomed to performing, it is a pleasure to hear an actual concert with a real live audience--even if the group is a piano-less quartet striving to hold its listeners' interest through five extended numbers whose collective playing time ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Roxy Coss, Deadeye, Gilad Hekselman, Johannes Wallmann & More New Releases

Read "Roxy Coss, Deadeye, Gilad Hekselman, Johannes Wallmann & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we focus on new and upcoming albums featuring emerging guitarists like Reinier Baas and Gilad Hekselman, electro-acoustic projects and more... Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Johannes Wallmann “Precarious Towers" Precarious Towers (Shifting Paragdim) 0:16 Host talks 5:34 Bill O'Connell “Enough Is ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Seneca Village Concerts

Read "The Seneca Village Concerts" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


For much of 2020 and 2021, the coronavirus pandemic brought a screeching halt to virtually all live music performances in this country. To combat that, some individuals in various locales arranged series of live open-air performances. One was recording engineer and photographer Jimmy Katz who curated a series of live outdoor jazz performances in New York ...

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Article: Album Review

Jason Palmer: Live From Summit Rock In Seneca Village

Read "Live From Summit Rock In Seneca Village" reviewed by Mark Corroto


It must have been a feeling of great happiness and triumph in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic for musicians to actually perform for an audience. A live, in-person audience that is, not a Zoom session from a home studio. That joyous feeling is quite evident on Jason Palmer's Live From Summit Rock in Seneca Village ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Jason Palmer's Hat-Trick At Giant Step Arts

Read "Jason Palmer's Hat-Trick At Giant Step Arts" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Were this a different century, trumpet virtuoso Jason Palmer might have a bigger name--maybe even grace magazine covers beyond the few jazz-focused publications of our times. The North Carolina-born post-bop marvel dresses smart, not in the Superdry-sweater, beanie hat, recyclable coffee mug New York-style one might encounter in the next neighborhood café, but in the last ...


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