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 for […]

2014 Top Ten Lists

• The Baltimore City Paper said, The jazz story of 2014 was the emergence of long-underrated saxophonist Mark Turner. 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 […]

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 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 getting his own […]

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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