The New York Session coming soon. Eleven of Mark's compositions recorded in Brooklyn, New York with an exceptional band of New York musicians. Liner notes by renowned jazz author Ted Gioia.
Free MP3 Download of the Month.
This month's free MP3 download is Mark's composition Leaving Fall Behind, written in memory of the great jazz trumpet player Miles Davis.
It's an important day when a great musician is born, though nobody knows they will be a great musician on that day. It's perhaps a bigger day when a great musician dies, and can never be heard live again. The expression of all of the years of practice and experience stops, and we are left with recordings that will not evolve any more.
Jazz is about doing new things, taking chances, cutting edge excitement, but when a great jazz musician dies, listeners must stop wondering what he or she will do next. Miles Davis left this world 25 years ago, in the fall. Miles left the fall behind, and Mark wrote this beautiful ballad in his honor.
Last month's free download is still up - a live recording of Gentle Rain by Mark Lewis and guitarist John Stowell.