Mark Turner plays the Jack London
- Mark Turner sax
- Jason Palmer trumpet
- Joe Martin bass
- Jonathan Pinson drums
A highly inventive saxophonist, Mark Turner found acclaim with his meticulous, harmonically rich approach to modern creative jazz. Drawing upon the innovative sound of artists like John Coltrane, Warne Marsh, and Joe Henderson, Turner emerged in the early ’90s playing his cerebral, classical-influenced brand of jazz.
He gained early notice with albums like 1998’s In This World and 2001’s Dharma Days, working alongside such similarly inclined contemporaries as Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Brian Blade.
Beginning with 2009’s Sky and Country, he built a close association with the ECM label, splitting his time between collaborating with his Fly trio (with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard) and helming ambitious solo dates like 2014’s Lathe of Heaven, his 2018 duo session Temporary Kings with Ethan Iverson, and 2022’s Return from the Stars.