Mark Turner Quartet

Event has passed (Wed Sep 24, 2014 - Wed Sep 24, 2014)
Former Yoshi's San Francisco Location - Now Closed
8 pm
Music, Music Instruments, Jazz


Mark Turner Quartet

“The tenor saxophonist Mark Turner is possibly jazz’s premier player.” - Ben Ratliff, the New York Times

Mark Turner: tenor saxophone
Avishai Cohen: trumpet
Joe Martin: double-bass
Justin Brown: drums

New CD, Lathe of Heaven, out in September on ECM Records.

Thursday, Sep 24

8 pm $20

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. This is his ECM leader debut, following albums for the label in the cooperative trio Fly with Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard, and appearances on key recordings by Billy Hart, Enrico Rava and Stefano Bollani. Turner leads a quartet of kindred spirits here, often entwining in serpentine fashion with rising-star trumpeter Avishai Cohen. They play long, introspective lines of hypnotic grace; and with the lithe rhythm section of bassist Joe Martin and drummer Justin Brown, there is subtle volatility in the air.