Mark Lewis Music

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The New York Session. 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.

"This record is a killer, we're playing it a lot at KNKX 88.5"  - Abe Beeson, Evening Jazz host, KNKX Seattle

"A beautiful album by four excellent craftsmen giving life to Mark Lewis's compositions -- the real stars of this show. Listen a couple times; you'll be whistling these captivating melodies, too. - Lynn Darroch, Bright Moments Café host, KMHD Portland

 

Free MP3 Download of the Month. 

This month's free MP3 features Mark on baritone sax with David Friesen on bass, widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz bassists on Earth. The song is Alone Together, recorded at the Fremont Tavern a few months ago.

This recording is special in many ways. For one, there are few recordings of Mark on baritone sax. He brings it to most performances on the West Coast, but rarely plays more than a couple songs on baritone per show. For another, David rarely plays jazz standards. He normally plays his original music. Mark and David have a long history going back to the 1980's when David performed on some of Mark's earliest recordings.

We are so fortunate that Mark is able to perform with some of the finest jazz musicians in the Northwest every Thursday in Fremont, at least through May ...

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