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Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: 1952    


Mark Dresser (b. 1952) has been composing and performing solo contrabass and ensemble music professionally since 1972 throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. Emerging from the L.A. “free” jazz scene of the early 70's, Dresser performed with the “Black Music Infinity”, led by Stanley Crouch, and included Bobby Bradford, Arthur Blythe, David Murray, and James Newton. Concurrently he was performing with the San Diego Symphony. After completing B.A. and M.A. degrees at UCSD where he studied with contrabass virtuoso Bertram Turetzky and a 1983 Fulbright Fellowship in Italy with maestro Franco Petracchi, Dresser relocated to New York in 1986 after being invited to join the quartet of composer/saxophonist, Anthony Braxton. Dresser played with Braxton's longest performing quartet for nine years....
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    Mark Dresser: Nourishments

    Clean Feed Records
    2014
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    Code Re(a)d

    W.E.R.F.
    2014
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    Nourishments

    Clean Feed Records
    2013
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    Sonic Brotherhood - DTFP Israel 2009

    W.E.R.F.
    2011
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    Guts

    W.E.R.F.
    2010
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    Live In Concert

    Kadima Collective
    2009
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    House Of Mirrors

    Clean Feed Records
    2008
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Roswell Rudd & Mark Dresser Duo - Airwalkers (2005)

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Nourishments

Clean Feed Records (2013)

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”Mark Dresser is an inventor. He also may be the most important bassist to emerge since 1980 in jazz or classical music.”

Harvey Pekar, Boston Herald, February 1, 1998

“Mr. Dresser, a bassist who is one of the great instrumental forces in recent American jazz outside of the mainstream...”

New York Times, February 25, 2000

“Dresser's Music distinguishes itself, as was also heard in his solo work, “Invocation” by ingenuity and originality in the sound production, in addition, by fascinating sound atmospheres.”

Basler Zeitung - February 20, 2000

“He has proven to be one of the master bassists of modern jazz, perhaps even the most exciting....his improvisational fecundity was remarkable for its veritable ensemble-in-miniature, in which every orchestral maneuver can be deployed to advantage.....

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