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Mark Masters: Our Metier

Read "Our Metier" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Splendido arrangiatore di scuola mainstream, Mark Masters guida formazioni orchestrali fin dai primi anni ottanta e gran parte della sua produzione discografica l'ha incisa per l'etichetta Capri di Thomas Burns. I suoi dischi recenti--compreso l'ultimo Blue Skylight -erano concept album dedicati a grandi nomi del jazz, come Clifford Brown, Duke Ellington, Lee Konitz o ...

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Article: Album Review

Mark Masters: Our Metier

Read "Our Metier" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


There are a lot of fine composers writing for large jazz ensembles today, so many that some names can get lost in the shuffle. Mark Masters is a case in point. You don'r hear about him often, possibly because many of his recordings feature his ensembles playing the music of other composers like trombonist Grachan Moncur ...

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Our Metier

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Borne Towards The Stars; West 51st Street; Lift; Ingvild's Dance; A Precis of Dialogue; Dispositions of the Heart; Obituary; Luminescence; In Our Time; Our Metier.

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Mark Masters Ensemble: Our Metier

Read "Our Metier" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Mark Masters, an extraordinarily talented and perhaps undersung arranger of large ensembles jazz, has spent a good deal of artistic energy on crafting recordings that explore other people's compositions. His Capri Records output includes The Clifford Brown Project (2003), celebrating the sounds of the too-soon-gone trumpet legend; Porgy and Bess (2005), from the George Gershwin songbook; ...


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