Mark Turners Lathe of Heaven Out Now

Mark Turner is one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation  , renowned for his exploratory intellect and intimate expressivity on the full range of the tenor horn. Lathe of Heaven is his sixth album as a leader, but the first under his own name since 2001. It’s also his debut as a leader […]

2014 Top Ten Lists

• The Baltimore City Paper said, The jazz story of 2014 was the emergence of long-underrated saxophonist  . After brilliant contributions to the Billy Hart Quartet, the cooperative trio Fly, and many others, Turner released his first solo album in 13 years in 2014. Lathe of Heaven recalls a younger Wayne Shorter in the inventiveness […]

Lathe Of Heaven AllAboutJazz Review

Given that hes participated on no fewer than six recordings on ECM over the past six years—two this year alone, with drummer Billy Harts &   sposnors sophomore effort for the label, One is the Other (2014), and pianist Stefano Bollanis career-defining Joy in Spite of Everything (2014)—its no surprise to find Mark Turner finally […]

Lathe Of Heaven PopMatters Review

I read Ursula Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven in high school. At the start, the plot was easy to comprehend; a man goes to a psychiatrist because he’s accidentally affecting reality with his dreams. But when therapy sessions of lucid dreaming ensue, the novel gets pretty far out there. By the end, I had […]

Lathe Of Heaven New York Times Review

As a sort of new paragon of saxophone technique, and as a tenor saxophonist who had internalized the 1960s tradition of Coltrane, Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter only to escape into his own calm and original language, Mark Turner was a hero to young musicians around the turn of the century. He’s led his own […]

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