29 Mar MARK TURNER QUINTET – YAM YAM (for the first time on vinyl! 2-LP Set)
For the first time ever on vinyl! (Out on May 27th 2022)
THE SEMINAL 1994 CRISS CROSS ALBUM
HQ 180-GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL 2-LP SET
“The history of jazz is littered with tragically foreshortened careers, and we make very much of them, possibly revelling a little too ghoulishly in early death, bad personal habits and sheer-bad-luck accidents. Much less is made of the near-misses. In 2008, saxophonist Mark Turner came close to severing two fingers while cutting firewood at home. Wind players more often fear oral or dental injuries, but Turner’s mishap threatened the end of his playing career. It may seem strange to say that few men would have adapted better to such an eventuality.” -BRIAN MORTON (2021)
Brian Morton is a music writer, co-author of The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings.
He has been a regular collaborator on BBC Radios 3 & 4, and on BBC Radio Scotland.
1. TUNE NUMBER ONE (Mark Turner) 8:57
2. CUBISM (Kurt Rosenwinkel) 7:13
1. YAM YAM I (Mark Turner) 10:43
2. MOMENT’S NOTICE (John Coltrane) 6:07
1. ISOLATION (Mark Turner) 7:04
2. SUBTLE TRAGEDY (Brad Mehldau) 9:55
1. ZÜRICH (Mark Turner) 7:45
2. BLUES (Mark Turner) 5:54
3. YAM YAM II (Mark Turner) 7:20
MARK TURNER, tenor sax;
KURT ROSENWINKEL, guitar
BRAD MEHLDAU, piano
LARRY GRENADIER, bass
JORGE ROSSY, drums.
SEAMUS BLAKE & TERENCE DEAN, tenor saxes (added on “Zürich” only)
Produced by Gerry Teekens.
Executive Producer: K. Hasselpflug.
Recorded at RPM Studio, New York City, December 12, 1994.
Recording Engineer: Max Bolleman.
Photography: Ron Schwerin & Gerry Teekens.
Cover Design: Gerry Teekens.
Mastering for vinyl and lacquer cutting by Bernie Grundman.
Recorded on December 12, 1994 at RPM Studio, New York City.
Criss Cross Jazz 1094 LP