With a career spanning two decades and encompassing a wide range of different musical endeavors, American saxophonist Mark Turner is one of contemporary jazz’s most significant tenors and composers.
Born in 1965 in Ohio and raised in Southern California, Mark Turner grew up in a family surrounded by music. “There was always a lot of R&B, jazz, soul and gospel in the house.” Turner has released more than a dozen albums as a leader, is prolific as a sideman, and is beloved for his richly expressive tone with touches of both Warne Marsh and John Coltrane.
He has recorded and toured with Jakob Bro, Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, David Virelles, Ethan Iverson, Jorge Rossy and The SFJazz Collective, among others. In 2022, Turner released his critically acclaimed “Return from the Stars” (titled after Stanislav Lem’s science fiction novel) In late 2023, Turner and his quartet revisited this music in a live recording from the Village Vanguard in New York, a recording that Downbeat gave five stars.
At Fasching, we have seen Mark Turner together with, among others, Jorge Rossy and Al Foster. Now this tenor star returns to Kungsgatan 63, this time with his own quartet.
Mark Turner – tenor sax
Jason Palmer – trumpet
Joe Martin – bass
Jonathan Pinson – drums