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In This World
Genres: Jazz, Pop
As on his eponymous debut, tenor saxophonist Mark Turner takes his sophomore release into and beyond the territory that was once almost exclusively associated with the likes of pianist Lennie Tristano and alto saxist Lee K... more »
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As on his eponymous debut, tenor saxophonist Mark Turner takes his sophomore release into and beyond the territory that was once almost exclusively associated with the likes of pianist Lennie Tristano and alto saxist Lee Konitz. With fellow Warner Bros. artist Brad Mehldau on piano, Turner makes a compelling player of intricate "cool" melodies even while using them as launch-offs for more visceral solos. His playing has a short-phrase logic, favoring nuggetized turns and twists over elaborate technical displays. He nods to Tristano on "Lennie's Groove," and sounds a tad like Warne Marsh when sporting the melody. Turner also cues up a touching Duke Pearson ballad, "You Know I Care," but his take on the Beatles tune "He Said, She Said" smacks too much of a rote move. It doesn't lessen this otherwise solid confirmation that Turner is here to stay. --Andrew Bartlett
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lydian81 | 05/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mark Turner is a welcomed addition to great tenor jazz players.His music is challenging yet easy to listen to. I love every track on this C.D. and I am looking forward to upcoming releases by Mark. Truly a wonderful recording if you are a jazz/music lover.Give it a listen!"
A great album, a must for any Jazz lover.
lydian81 | 07/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mark is a very unique and inspiring tenor player whom has impacted my playing for some time. He is without a doubt one of my favorite young tenor players to date. I look forward to hearing him for a long time. He is truly contributing to the tradition of improvised tenor sax music. Check out all his albums but most of all hear him live."