Mark Turner

Yam Yam (JAZZ)

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CRISS 1094 LP

Yam Yam

Mark Turner

Criss Cross

8435395503010

LPS 167633

JAZZ

2

LP 30,56 €

HQ 180-GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL 2-LP SET

GATEFOLD EDITION

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

• For the first time ever on vinyl • The seminal 1994 Criss Cross album • Mastering for vinyl and lacquer cutting by Bernie Grundman

This early quintet outing is a strong showcase for Mark Turner the composer. It's also an important chapter in the special relationship between Turner and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. The two would later work mainly in piano-less settings, but here they are joined by pianist Brad Mehldau, who adds his advanced harmonic insight to the session.

One could rightly bill the record as "Turner and Rosenwinkel with the Brad Mehldau Trio," as the rhythm section consists of bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy, Mehldau's longtime collaborators. The disc boasts five strong Turner originals, including "Zurich," which would resurface on 2001's Dharma Days. (This version features guest tenorists Seamus Blake and Terrence Dean.)

Yam Yam reveals much about the evolution of all these players, and is therefore well worth the attention of serious fans.

PERSONNEL:

  • Mark Turner (tenor sax)
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar)
  • Brad Mehldau (piano)
  • Larry Grenadier (bass)
  • Jorge Rossy (drums)
  • Seamus Blake (tenor sax on D1 only)
  • Terence Dean (tenor sax D1 only)

Recorded December 12, 1994 in New York City

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • A1. TUNE NUMBER ONE
  • A2. CUBISM
  • SIDE B:
  • B1. YAM YAM I
  • B2. MOMENT’S NOTICE
  • SIDE C:
  • C1. ISOLATION
  • C2. SUBTLE TRAGEDY
  • SIDE D:
  • D1. ZÜRICH
  • D2. BLUES
  • D3. YAM YAM II