Mark Turner Quartet Lathe of Heaven cd Release Show at Regattabar

Where

Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA
617-395-7757

When

Tue, September 16, 2014
7:30 pm
add to calendar 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 35 Mark Turner Quartet Lathe of Heaven cd Release Show at Regattabar Mark Turner is one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, renowned for his intimate expressivity on the full range of the tenor. Lathe of Heaven is his ECM leader debut, following albums for the label in the cooperative trio Fly with Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard, and appearances on ECM recordings by Billy Hart, Enrico Rava and Stefano Bollani. Turner leads a quartet of kindred spirits here, often entwining long serpentine lines with rising-star trumpeter Avishai Cohen, underpinned by the lithe and powerful rhythm section of bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore.

Lathe of Heaven, produced by Manfred Eicher at New York's Avatar Studio in June 2013, has a long-breathed essence characteristic of Turner’s work, with melody taking primacy. There is mystery to the album, a quality of patient storytelling to the compositions. The music also echoes with allusions to literature and relationships key to Turner’s personality as a musician. The album’s title references Ursula K. Le Guin's 1971 science fiction novel of the same name. There are also gestural allusions to Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter, as well as Stevie Wonder. One of the album's highlights is "Year of the Rabbit," a rangy counterpart to the title track of Fly's 2012 ECM release, Year of the Snake. And the closer on Lathe of Heaven, the melodically haunting "Brother Sister," is a new, more expansive version of a piece first heard on that Fly album.

As in Fly, the Mark Turner Quartet doesn’t feature a chordal instrument. The absence of piano or guitar opens the music up, giving it an attractive spaciousness, but as Turner points out, this also makes its demands: "It allows for a certain freedom, but puts more responsibility on each player, too. With a band like this, you have to place restrictions on yourself – harmonically, rhythmically and in terms of your sound – to make strong points musically."

Mark Turner was born in Fairborn, Ohio, in 1965, and moved with his family to California at age 4, growing up outside Los Angeles. He started playing clarinet at 9 and later switched to alto, then to tenor as a teenager. Ultimately, he found his own style after exhaustive studies of the musical methodologies of John Coltrane and Warne Marsh, among others. Since moving to New York City, Turner has worked with such musicians as Paul Motian, James Moody, Lee Konitz, Tomasz Stanko, Dave Holland, Billy Hart, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Douglas, John Patitucci and the SF Jazz Collective.

Turner has appeared on dozens of recordings, including Enrico Rava’s New York Days and Billy Hart’s All Our Reasons and One Is the Other on ECM. With the Fly trio the saxophonist has released three albums, including two for ECM: Sky & Country and Year of the Snake. Lathe of Heaven is his first leader date since 2001.
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Tickets

$25

Musicians

Mark Turner Mark Turner
sax, tenor
Joe Martin Joe Martin
bass, acoustic

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Mark Turner is one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, renowned for his intimate expressivity on the full range of the tenor. Lathe of Heaven is his ECM leader debut, following albums for the label in the cooperative trio Fly with Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard, and appearances on ECM recordings by Billy Hart, Enrico Rava and Stefano Bollani. Turner leads a quartet of kindred spirits here, often entwining long serpentine lines with rising-star trumpeter Avishai Cohen, underpinned by the lithe and powerful rhythm section of bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore.
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