Mark Turner Quartet – Lathe of Heaven

September 12, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Avishai Cohen, ecm, Joe Martin, Lathe of Heaven, Marcus Gilmore, Mark Turner,


Lathe of Heaven by saxophonist Mark Turner is a deep, winding exploration of the bounds of musical composition. Structurally, the music seems to ebb and flow with moments of dissonance and synchronicity, touching on the blues base of jazz without being capture by it; somewhat like a sonic abstract painting. Turner is joined on this expedition by an outstanding group of talented players, whose individual talents contribute immensely to the quality of this endeavor. The quartet includes Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. The unit finds a core here that makes it work and produces an effort that is as much an experience as work of recorded art.

Click to listen to a clip of “The Edenist”:

Tracks: Lathe of Heaven, Year of the Rabbit, Ethan’s Line, Sonnet for Stevie, Brother Sister 2 .