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Mark Turner

Born: November 10, 1965    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Mark Turner

In a career that spans two decades and encompasses a broad array of musical ventures, saxophonist Mark Turner has emerged as a towering presence in the jazz community. With a distinctive, personal tone, singular improvisational skills and an innovative, challenging compositional approach, he’s earned a far-reaching reputation as one of jazz’s most original and influential musical forces.

A New York Times profile of Turner titled “The Best Jazz Player You’ve Never Heard” called him “possibly jazz’s premier player,” noting his reputation amongst his peers and his influential stature in the jazz world....
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As a Leader

Yam Yam
Mark Turner
Criss Cross
RPM Studios, NYC, December 12, 1994.
Tracks: Tune Number One; Cubism; Yam Yam 1; Moment's Notice; Isolation; Subtle Tragedy; Zürich°; Blues; Yam Yam 2.
Personnel: Mark Turner, Seamus Blake°, Terence Dean°: tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel: guitar; Brad Mehldau: piano; Larry Grenadier: bass; Jorge Rossy: drums.


Consenting Adults
M.T.B.
Criss Cross
RPM Studios, NYC, December 26, 1994.
Tracks: Belief; Little Melonae; Phantasm; Afterglow; Limbo; Consenting Adults; From This Moment On; Peace; Little Melonae.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Peter Bernstein: guitar; Brad Mehldau: piano; Larry Grenadier: bass; Leon Parker: drums.


Two Tenor Ballads
Mark Turner / Tad Shull
Criss Cross
RPM Studios, NYC, December 30, 1994.
Tracks: A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing; Autumn In New York; Blue In Green; What's My Name?; I Forgot To Remember; Alone Together; Very Early; Turn Out The Stars; You've Changed.
Personnel: Mark Turner, Tad Schull: tenor sax; Kevin Hays: piano; Larry Grenadier: bass; Billy Drummond: drums.


Mark Turner
Mark Turner
Warner Bros.
RPM Studios, NYC, December 7, 1995.
Tracks: Mr. Brown°; Lost Ocean; 317 East 32nd Street°; Kathelin Gray°; Hey, It's Me You're Talkin' To; Autumn In New York; Magnolia Triangle; 26-2.
Personnel: Mark Turner, Joshua Redman°: tenor sax; Edward Simon: piano; Christopher Thomas: bass; Brian Blade: drums.


Warner Jams Vol. 2 - The Two Tenors
Mark Turner / James Moody
Warner Bros.
Sear Sound, NYC, January 2, 1997.
Tracks: The Plain But The Simple Truth°; The Man I Love°; Ludwig°; We'll Be Together Again; Satellite°; Hesitation Blues°.
Personnel: Mark Turner, James Moody°: tenor sax; Larry Goldings: piano; Ben Wolfe: bass; Clarence Penn: drums.
Note: Two further tracks on album without Mark Turner.


In This World
Mark Turner
Warner Bros.
Right Track Studios, NYC, June 3-5, 1998.
Tracks: Mesa²; Lennie Groove²; You Know I Care²; The Long Road¹²; Barcelona²; In This World°¹²; Days Of Wine And Roses²; Bo Brussels°¹³; She Said, She Said°¹³.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel°: guitar; Brad Mehldau¹: piano, keyboards; Larry Grenadier: bass; Brian Blade², Jorge Rossy²: drums.


Ballad Session
Mark Turner
Warner Bros.
Sear Sound, NYC, October 4 & 5, 1999.
Tracks: I Loves You Porgy°¹; Some Other Time9; Nefertiti; Skylark°; No More; All Or Nothing At All; Visions¹; Alone And I¹; Late Lament; Jesus Maria°¹.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel°: guitar; Kevin Hays¹: piano; Larry Grenadier: bass; Brian Blade: drums.


Dharma Days
Mark Turner
Warner Bros.
Sear Sound, NYC, January 29 - February 1, 2001.
Tracks: Iverson's Odyssey; Deserted Floor; Myron's World; We Three; Jacky's Place; Casa Oscura; Zürich; Dharma Days; Seven Points.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel: guitar; Reid Anderson: bass; Nasheet Waits: drums.


Fly
Fly Trio
Savoy Jazz
Sear Sound, NYC, June 16-18, 2003.
Tracks: Child's Play; Fly Mr. Freakjar; Stark; JJ; State Of The Union; Emergence/Resurgence; Todas Las Cosas Se Van; Piano Tune; Spanish Castle Magic; Lone.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet; Larry Grenadier: bass; Jeff Ballard: drums.

As A Side Musician

Echoes Of Our Heroes
Manhattan Projects
Alfa / Evidence
RPM Studios, NYC, April 5 & 6, 1993.
Tracks: Cherokee; Half Nelson; Easy Living; Theme For Delores; Bebop; Echoes Of Our Heroes; Autumn In New York; Feelin' Sanctified; Lotus Blossom.
Personnel: Nicholas Payton: trumpet; Vincent Herring: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kenny Drew, Jr.: piano; Christopher Thomas: bass; Carl Allen: drums.


On The One
Ryan Kisor
Columbia
April 13, 1993 (Release Date).
Tracks: On The One°; Far Away°; Remembering Tomorrow°¹; Valhalla°; Punjab.
Personnel: Ryan Kisor: trumpet; Chris Potter°: alto sax; David Sanchez¹, Mark Turner: tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller: piano; Christian McBride: bass; Lewis Nash: drums.
Note: Five further tracks on album without Turner.


Spodie's Back
Derrick Shezbie
Qwest
Signet Sound, Los Angeles, CA, May & August 1993.
Tracks: Royal Garden Blues°¹; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise¹; Dusk On The Delta°²; Misty¹.
Personnel: Derrick Shezbie: trumpet; Corey Henry: trombone °; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Victor 'Red' Atkins¹, Kenny Kirkland²: piano; Robert Hurst², Greg Williams¹: bass; Martin Butler¹, Jeff Watts²: drums.
Note: Seven further tracks on album without Turner.


Above & Below
Leon Parker
Epicure
The Hit Factory, NYC, 1994.
Tracks: All My Life°; Epistrophy¹; B.B.B.B.².
Personnel: Lisa Parker²: flute; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Jacky Terrasson°: piano; Ugonna Okegwa: bass; Leon Parker: drums°¹, cymbals², percussion², vocals²; Adam Cruz: percussion; Jay McGovern²: vocals.
Note: Nine further tracks on album without Turner.


The Catalyst
Jonathan Buck
Contour
1994
Tracks: The Catalyst; Press On; The Shaw; Ultra Vires; K. W.; This Crazy Time; Decomposition II; Ultra Vires Revisited.
Personnel: Jonathan Buck; trumpet; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Andy Milne, James Weidman: piano, synthesizer; Kevin Harris: bass; Bill McClellan: drums.


In From The Cold
Jonny King
Criss Cross
RPM Studios, NYC, January 2, 1994.
Tracks: El Jefe; Fire And Brimstone; In From The Cold; The Giant And The Dwarf; Sweet And Lovely; Conundrum; One Step Ahead; Blues For The Confused.
Personnel: Vincent Herring: alto sax, soprano sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Jonny King: piano; Ira Coleman: bass; Billy Drummond: drums.


We Remember Cannonball
Manhattan Projects
Evidence
March 27-29, 1994.
Tracks: Del Sasser; This Here; Sewing Machine; Stars Fell On Alabama; Dat Dere; Things Are Getting Better; Fiddler On The Roof; Naturally; Limehouse Blues.
Personnel: Nicholas Payton: trumpet; Nat Adderley: cornet; Vincent Herring: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Xavier Davis: piano; Ben Wolfe: bass; Carl Allen: drums.


Looking Forward
TanaReid (Rufus Reid & Akira Tana)
Evidence
Eastside Sound, NYC, November 10, 11 & 29, 1994.
Tracks: Billy°; Gold Minor; The Duke°; Skyline; Falling In Love; Bell°; The Third Eye; Reminiscing°; Love Dreams; Looking Forward.
Personnel: Tom Harrell°: trumpet, flügelhorn; Craig Bailey: alto sax, flute, alto flute; Mark Turner: tenor sax, soprano sax; John Stetch. piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Akira Tana: drums.


Four Track Mind
Seamus Blake
Criss Cross
RPM Studios, NYC, December 14, 1994.
Tracks: Four Track Mind; Dittee; Jali; Miss James; Face The Question; In A Warring Absence; Gospel.
Personnel: Tim Hagans: trumpet; Seamus Blake: soprano sax, tenor sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kevin Hays: piano, keyboards; Larry Grenadier: bass; Billy Drummond: drums.


El Minotauro
Guillermo Klein
Candid
December 17, 1994.
Tracks: El Minotauro; La Manzana De Las Luces; Primer Tango; Free; Lo Perdido; La Madre De Mi Hermana; Abismo; Technicolor.
Personnel: David Boato, Juan Cruz Urquiza, John Walsh: trumpet; Matt Pavolka: trombone; Matt Hong: alto sax, flute; Chris Cheek, Mark Turner: tenor sax, soprano sax; David Barraza: tenor sax; Dan Bosshardt: flute, bass clarinet, baritone sax; Aaron Goldberg: piano; Sten Höstfält: guitar; Johannes Weidenmüller: bass; Marc Miralta: drums; Guillermo Klein: arranger, conductor.


Damn!
Jimmy Smith
Verve
Power Station, NYC, January 24 & 25, 1995.
Tracks: The One Before This°; This Here¹; Scrapple From The Apple².
Personnel: Roy Hargrove¹², Nicholas Payton²: trumpet; Ron Blake°², Mark Turner, Tim Warfield°: tenor sax; Jimmy Smith: organ; Mark Whitfield: guitar; Christian McBride: bass; Arthur Taylor: drums.
Note: Six further tracks on album without Turner.


Edward Simon
Edward Simon
Kokopelli
Manhattan Center Studios, NYC, April 1 & 2, 1995.
Tracks: Colega; Alma Llanera (Soul Of The Plains) (Part1 & 2); Caballo Viejo; Slippin' & Slidin'; Stop Looking To Find (It Finds You); Magic Between Us; Teen's Romance°.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Edward Simon: piano; Larry Grenadier: bass; Adam Cruz: drums; Café°, Milton Cardona: percussion.


The International Hashva Orchestra
The International Hashva Orchestra
TCB
Maison de la Radio, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 29 & 30, 1995.
Tracks: Palo Alto°; 317 East 32nd Street°; Ask Me Now°; Blues°; Isolation°; Walking Up°; Duo; Flanjuice°; Marshmallow°.
Personnel: Nat Su: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Mike Kanan°: piano; Joe Martin°: bass; Jorge Rossy°: drums.


Ademuz
Perico Sambeat
Fresh Sound New Talent
Valencia, Spain, August-November 1995.
Tracks: A Free K; Ademuz; Tu Rostro Oculto; Expedición; La Noche De Lemuria; Porta Do Ferro; Barri De La Coma.
Personnel: Michael Leonhart: trumpet; Perico Sambeat: alto sax, flute; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel: guitar; Brad Mehldau: piano; Joe Martin: bass; Jeff Ballard, Jorge Rossy: drums; Enric Canada, Guillermo McGill: percussion; Enrique Morente: vocals.


Witness
Jon Gordon
Criss Cross
NYC, December 8, 1995.
Tracks: Individuation; Witness; Deal; Interlude; Walking Dream; Sicily; House Of Mirrors; Ballerina.
Personnel: Tim Hagans: trumpet; Jon Gordon: soprano sax, alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Bill Charlap: piano; Sean Smith: bass; Tim Horner: drums.


Asking No Permission
Omer Avital
Smalls
Smalls, NYC, April 18, 1996.
Tracks: Know What I Mean?!; Lullaby Of The Leaves; Ballad; Devil Head; 12 Tribes; Kentucky Girl; The Field.
Personnel: Gregory Tardy: flute, tenor sax; Myron Walden: alto sax; Charles Owens, Mark Turner: tenor sax; Omer Avital: bass; Ali Jackson: drums.


The Music Of Mercedes Rossy
Various Artists
Fresh Sound New Talent
Barcelona, Spain, November 13, 1996.
Tracks: Some Like To Love More Than Once; Amidst A Yesterday's Presence; Lost Ocean; The Other Side Of Time; 1991; Water Stones; 6 D'Octubre; Gone But Not Forgotten; The Newcomer.
Personnel: Chris Cheek: soprano sax, tenor sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; George Colligan: piano; Mario Rossy: bass; Jorge Rossy; drums.


The Enemies of Energy
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Verve
Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY, November 18-20, 1996.
Tracks: The Enemies Of Energy; Grant; Cubism; Number Ten; The Polish Song; Point Of View; Christmas Song; Dream Of The Old; Synthetics; Hope And Fear.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Scott Kinsey: piano, keyboards; Kurt Rosenwinkel: guitar; Ben Street: bass; Jeff Ballard: drums.


The Newcomer
George Colligan
Steeplechase
April 1997.
Tracks: The Big Push; Submersion; The Newcomer; #10; So In Love; Empty Canvas; Ricardo's Tune; Evidence.
Personnel: Ingrid Jensen: trumpet, flügelhorn; Mark Turner: tenor sax; George Colligan: piano; Dwayne Burno: bass; Billy Drummond: drums.


Dirty Show Tunes
Reid Anderson
Fresh Sound New Talent
Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY, May 14 & 15, 1997.
Tracks: Dirty Showtune; Kafka; Not Sentimental; Leaping Greenly Spirits; Imagination Is Important; Character Study; Magic Squares; Think Of Mingus; I Want You So Bad.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Ethan Iverson: piano; Reid Anderson: bass; Jorge Rossy: drums.


A Girl Named Joe
Chris Cheek
Fresh Sound New Talent
Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ, May 19, 1997.
Tracks: Slide; September; Arctic Barbeque; Lowered; Late Green; Plant Dance; A Girl Named Joe; Then; Siege; Water Mile.
Personnel: Chris Cheek, Mark Turner; tenor sax; Ben Monder: guitar; Marc Johnson: bass; Dan Rieser, Jorge Rossy: drums.


Warner Bros. Jazz Christmas Party
Various Artists
Warner Bros.
May-June 1997.
Tracks: Pure Imagination.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax, others.


Along The Way
Jon Gordon
Criss Cross
Acoustic Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY, June 30, 1997.
Tracks: Inner Urge; Empathy; Friday The 13th; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise; Portrait Of Jenny; Just In Time; Vale; Along The Way; Body And Soul; Just In Time.
Personnel: Jon Gordon: soprano sax, alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kevin Hays: piano; Joe Martin: bass; Billy Drummond: drums.


Love Requiem
Russell Gunn
High Note
Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY, August 19, 1997.
Tracks: In The Beginning: Love°²; Deceit°²; Love Requiem°¹³; Emptiness°²; Torment, Pt. 1°²; Torment, Pt. 2°²; Heartache And Regrets°³; Acceptance².
Personnel: Russell Gunn°: trumpet; Gregory Tardy: flute, tenor sax¹; Myron Walden: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; James Hurt², Shedrick Mitchell³: piano; Stefon Harris: vibes; Eric Revis: bass; Cindy Blackman: drums.
Note: One further track on album without Turner.


SteepleChase Jam Session Volume 4
Various Artists
Steeplechase
September 1997.
Tracks: Invitation; A Brilliant Madness; Touch Her Soft Lips And Part; Chief Crazy Horse; Juju; Four Openers.
Personnel: Ingrid Jensen: trumpet, flügelhorn; Sam Newsome: soprano sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; George Colligan: piano; Johannes Weidenmüller: bass; Jochen Rückert: drums.


SteepleChase Jam Session Volume 7
Various Artists
Steeplechase
September 1997.
Tracks: Blues For Jimmy; On The Trail; Hat Trick; My Romance; What's New; I Loves You Porgy; Autumn Leaves; Four.
Personnel: Louis Smith: trumpet; Billy Mitchell, Mark Turner: tenor sax; Andy Laverne: piano; Jay Anderson: bass; Billy Drummond: drums.


Little Sunflower
Karen Francis
Steeplechase
September 1997.
Tracks: The Great City; Here's That Rainy Day; I Could Have Danced All Night; Brown Skinned Gal; Love Yourself; Little Sunflower; Learn From Your Mistakes; Dindi; You Go To My Head; Man, That Was A Dream (Monk's Dream).
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; George Cables: piano; Gerry Eastman: guitar; Lonnie Plaxico: bass; Aaron Walker: drums; Karen Francis: vocals.


Back To Front
TanaReid (Rufus Reid & Akira Tana)
Evidence
Hillside Sound, Englewood, NJ, December 22, 1997.
Tracks: Mr. Brown; Dream Catcher; Lazy Afternoon¹; Back To Front; But Not For Me²; Embraceable You; When She Smiles Upon Your Face²; Green Grove; Perpetual Stroll°; McWorld.
Personnel: Craig Bailey: flute, alto flute, bass flute, alto sax; Mark Turner: soprano sax, tenor sax; John Stetch: piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Akira Tana: drums, percussion; Stella Crispo°, Nicole D'Angelo°, Dave Edwards°, Barbara King¹, Noreen Grey Sauls Lienhard°, Mary Kathryn Severin°, Grady Tate²: vocals.


Unresolved
George Colligan
Fresh Sound New Talent
Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ, 1998.
Tracks: Danger Zone¹ª; Train To St. Gallen³ª; Gray Days°³ª; Nebulosity³ª; Evil Ambition³ª^; Unresolved³ª; Modeidi's Modalities²³; The Very Last Waltz³ª^; Why Does it Happen to Me Every Time?²ª*.
Personnel: Jon Gordon: soprano sax°, alto sax¹; Mark Turner: tenor sax; George Colligan: piano, organ, keyboard, trumpet^, drums*; Kurt Rosenwinkel²: guitar; Drew Gress³: bass; Howard Curtisª: drums.
Note: One further track on album without Turner.


La Bikina
Edward Simon
Mythology
Systems Two Recording Studio, NYC, January 23 & 25 and March 10, 1998.
Tracks: The Prayer; Uncertainty; The Process; El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor), Part 1°; La Bikina; Quinta Anauco; The Cha Cha; Ericka; El Manisero, (The Peanut Vendor), Part 2.
Personnel: Diego Urcola: trumpet; David Binney: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Edward Simon: piano; Ben Street: bass; Adam Cruz: drums, percussion°; Milton Cardona, Pernell Saturnino: percussion.


Constant Source
George Colligan
Steeplechase
April 1998.
Tracks: Tarantula; Saga; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You; Flint Michigan; Pitch Rider; Void; My Eyes That Cried; Constant Source.
Personnel: Jon Gordon: flute, alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; George Colligan: piano; Ed Howard: bass; Howard Curtis: drums.


SteepleChase Jam Session Volume 9
Various Artists
Steeplechase
April 1998.
Tracks: Lady Bird; Triplicate; Watermelon Man; The Nearness Of You; Old Folks; Here's That Rainy Day; Body And Soul; Fourth Waltz; Cedar's Blues.
Personnel: Don Braden, Jimmy Greene, Mark Turner: tenor sax; Andy Laverne: piano; Steve LaSpina: bass; Billy Drummond: drums.


Turning Point
Aaron Goldberg
J Curve
Nola Sound Studio, NYC, August 19 & 25, 1998.
Tracks: Ugetsu¹; Turning Point; Turkish Moonrise; Jackson's Actions°²; Head Trip; Mom's Tune¹².
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Aaron Goldberg: piano, keyboards²; Reuben Rogers: bass; Eric Harland: drums; Karsh Kalé°: tabla; Carla Cook¹: vocals.
Note: Two further tracks on album without Turner.


SteepleChase Jam Session Volume 14
Various Artists
Steeplechase
November 1998.
Tracks: Along Came Betty; Retrospect; Everything Happens To Me; Old Folks; I Thought About You; Learning Curve; Invitation; Movin'.
Personnel: Ari Ambrose, Gregory Tardy, Mark Turner: tenor sax; Andy Laverne: piano; Jay Anderson: bass; Adam Nussbaum: drums.


You'll See
Anke Helfrich
Double Moon
Acoustic Recording Studio, NYC, January 1999.
Tracks: Upper Westside; Pannonica; You'll See; Alone Together; Song For Larry; Start Up!; Take Care; September In The Rain; When I Fall In Love.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Anke Helfrich: piano; Johannes Weidenmüller: bass; Jochen Rückert: drums.


Passages
Kris Defoort
De Werf
1999.
Tracks: Looking Around; Opposite Worlds; Round Trip; Tranen; Passages°.
Personnel: Laurent Blondiau°: trumpet, flügelhorn; Geoffrey De Masure°: trombone; Michel Massot°: tuba; Pierre Bernard°: flute; Emmanuelle Somer°: oboe; Mark Turner, Jeroen Van Herzeele°: tenor sax; Kris Defoort: piano; Nicolas Thys: bass; Dré Pallemaerts: drums; Jan Kuijken°: vocals.


All's Well
The International Hashva Orchestra
TCB
Tedesco Recording Studios, Paramus, NJ, January 24 & 25, 1999.
Tracks: Begues; Sharp Five; Duet I; Brad's Delight; Damian; Duet II; Beef; All's Well; Duet III; Bless You.
Personnel: Nat Su: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Mike Kanan: piano; Joe Martin: bass; Jorge Rossy: drums.


Beyond
Joshua Redman
Warner Bros.
Avatar Studios, NYC, May 1999.
Tracks: Leap Of Faith.
Personnel: Joshua Redman: soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Aaron Goldberg: piano; Reuben Rogers: bass; Gregory Hutchinson: drums.
Note: Nine further tracks on album without Turner.


Abolish Bad Architecture
Reid Anderson
Fresh Sound New Talent
May 18 & 19, 1999.
Tracks: Todas Las Cosas Se Van; Miró; Shimmering; Abolish Bad Architecture; Every Day Is Beautiful; Mystery Girl; Granada; Hommage: Mahler.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Ethan Iverson: piano; Reid Anderson: bass; Jeff Ballard: drumst.


Casino Lights '99
Various Artists
Warner Bros.
Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 13 & 14, 1999.
Tracks: Mind Games; Old Folks; Wayne's Thang; Cold Duck Time; Soweto; Yesterday I Had The Blues; Always There; All Night Long; Notorious; Fire Of Love; Brazilian Love Affair; Four; Westchester Lady; Watermelon Man.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; others.
Note: Unclear on which tracks Turner performs.


Imprint
John Patitucci
Concord
Avatar Studios, NYC, August 1999.
Tracks: King Kong; Postcard; Little Steps; Joan; Maroon Bells; Imprint; The Well; Essay; Japanese Folk Song; Afro-Blue.
Personnel: Chris Potter: soprano sax, tenor sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; John Beasley, Danilo Perez: piano; John Patitucci: bass, perc; Jack DeJohnette: drums; Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandéz: drums, percussion; Giovanni Hidalgo, Sachi Patitucci: percussion.


Horse With A Broken Leg
Mark Zubek
Fresh Sound New Talent
78/88 Studios, Queens, NY, November 17 & 18, 1999.
Tracks: Petite Rosalie; 2513.
Personnel: Philippe Thomas: trumpet; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Mark Zubek: bass; Chander Sardjoe: drums.
Note: Five further tracks on album without Turner.


Originations
Various Artists
Stretch
2000
Tracks: Beat Street.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Larry Grenadier: bass; Jeff Ballard: drums.
Album is a compilation of tracks by several groups led by musicians that were part of Chick Corea's Origin band.


Going To Meet The Man
Metta Quintet
Koch Jazz
Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY, April 2000.
Tracks: Previous Condition°²; Question & The Smile°²; Chico & Harriett Pt. I, II & III¹; Sonny's Blues°²; Out The Wilderness°³.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; George Colligan: piano², organ³; Kurt Rosenwinkel: guitar°, piano¹; Joshua Ginsburg: bass; H. Benjamin Schuman: drums.
Note: Three further tracks on album without Turner.


The Next Step
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Verve
May 12 - June 27, 2000.
Tracks: Zhivago°; Minor Blues°; A Shifting Design°; Path Of The Heart°; Filters°; Use Of Light°; The Next Step¹; A Life Unfolds°.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel: guitar°, piano¹; Ben Street: bass; Jeff Ballard: drums.


Urban Village
Chris Wiesendanger
Fresh Sound New Talent
NY, September 2000.
Tracks: Salvador; Arriving Tomorrow; Folk Song; Simplicity Of The Soul; Shunyata I; After The Rain; Shunyata II.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Chris Wiesendanger: piano; Ben Street: bass; Nasheet Waits: drums.


Same Time Twice
Matthias Lupri
Summit
Acoustic Studios, NYC, September 19 & 20, 2000.
Tracks: Same Time Twice; Song Of Change; Jade; You Just Never Know; Saucey; Wish Song (Prelude); The Wish Song; Cathy's Tune; After Hours; Release; After Hours (Reprise).
Personnel: Mark Turner: soprano sax, tenor sax; Matthias Lupri: vibes; Kurt Rosenwinkel: guitar; Reuben Rogers: bass; Gregory Hutchinson: drums.


Parallels
Lee Konitz
Chesky
St. Peter's Church, NYC, December 5-7, 2000.
Tracks: 317 East 32nd Street; Palo Alto; Eyes; Subconscious- Lee.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Peter Bernstein: guitar; Steve Gilmore: bass; Bill Goodwin: drums.
Note: Four further tracks on album without Turner.


The New International Edition
Pierre Lognay
Lyrae
Centre Culturel des Riches-Claires, Brussels, Belgium, September 8, 2001.
Tracks: Up And Down°¹; Roots And Fruits¹; New Fruits°; Song For Lou°¹; Spring Time°¹; X°¹; Segment°¹.
Personnel: Philippe Thomas°: trumpet; Rudresh Mahanthappa¹: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Inno Sadjo: keyboards; Pierre Lognay: guitar; Mark Zubek: bass; Bilou Doneux: drums.


Live In Sevilla
OAM Trio + Mark Turner
Lola
Teatro Central de Sevilla, Seville, Spain, November 17, 2001.
Tracks: Taurus; Ugetsu; Sad And Bright; Flow; Equinox; MAO's Blues; Song For Amos.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Aaron Goldberg: piano; Omer Avital: bass; Marc Miralta: drums, percussion.


Passage
Joe Martin
Fresh Sound New Talent
NYC, December 10 & 11, 2001.
Tracks: Poppy's Song; Nothing Like You; Five On You;: Overwhelmed; Manhattanville; Passage; Reminiscence; Closure.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kevin Hays: piano; Joe Martin: bass; Jorge Rossy: drums.


Sound Plaza
Kris Defoort
De Werf
Studio Odeon, Brussels, Belgium, September 4 & 5, 2002.
Tracks: Blues Is On The Way; Sound Plaza; Es War Einmal; Subconscious-Lee; Floating; Blues Is On The Way; Solo Jim; Tranen.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Kris Defoort: piano; Nicolas Thys: bass; Jim Black: drums.


Heartcore
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Verve
Aug 12, 2003 (release date).
Tracks: Heartcore; Blue Line¹²; Our Secret World°¹²; dcba//>> °²; Tone Poem¹².
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax, bass clarinet; Kurt Rosenwinkel: guitar, keyboards; Ethan Iverson°: piano, keyboards; Ben Street¹: bass; Butch Ballard²: drums.
Note: Six further tracks on album without Turner.


Phonetics
Benoît Delbecq
Songlines
La Muse en Circuit, Alfortville-Paris, France, November 9-12, 2003.
Tracks: Le Même Jour; MultikultaL; Zao Wou-ki; Pointe De La Courte Dune; The Elbow Room, Vancouver; 4MalW°; Yompa; Au Louvre.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Benoît Delbecq: piano, turntables°; Oene Van Geel: violin; Mark Helias: bass; Emile Biayenda: drums.


Hikmet
LTC + Mark Turner
Via Veneto
2004
Tracks: Alex Pictures; Love Theme From "Spartacus"; Round Town; Pigolio Di Stelle; Hikmet; In Ballo; Rain Girl; Skylark.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Pietro Lussu: piano; Pietro Ciancaglini: bass; Lorenzo Tucci: drums.


Perspective
Jaleel Shaw
Fresh Sound New Talent
Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY, February 12 & 13, 2004.
Tracks: Grand Central; Leellude°.
Personnel: Jaleel Shaw: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Robert Glasper: piano; Lage Lund°: guitar; Vicente Archer: bass; Johnathan Blake: drums.
Note: Eight further tracks on album without Turner.


Transition Sonic
Matthias Lupri
Summit
Acoustic Studios, NYC, March 12-14, 2004.
Tracks: Sonic Prelude; Sonic; Middle Zone; The Day After; Deception; Iceland Dark; Chime Trance; Double Trouble; Prairie; Intro; Earlier Years; Sonic Reprise.
Personnel: Cuong Vu: trumpet; Mark Turner: tenor sax, soprano sax; Matthias Lupri: vibes; Nate Radley: guitar; Thomson Kneeland: bass; Jordan Perlson: drums.


The Jazzpar Prize
Aldo Romano
Enja
Jive, Vejle, Denmark, April 23° & Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 25¹, 2004.
Tracks: Link°; Inner Smile°; Fernando¹²; Song For Elis¹²; Follow¹; It Never Entered My Mind¹; Il Cammino¹²; Gush¹; Estaté¹.
Personnel: Stefano Di Battista: soprano sax, alto sax, percussion; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Henrik Gunde: piano, keyboards; Jesper Bodilsen: bass; Aldo Romano: drums, vocals; Susi Hyldgaard²: vocals.


Borrowed Time
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Fresh Sound New Talent
Bay Records, Berkeley, CA, May 26 & 28, 2004.
Tracks: Bella; Maybe So, Maybe No; I Love NY; Esperanza; Vera; La Belle Dame Sans Regrets; Borrowed Time; Ginny's Place; Shall We?; Low Key Lightly.
Personnel: Erik Jekabson: trumpet, flügelhorn; Dayna Stephens, Mark Turner: tenor sax; Albert Sanz: piano, keyboards; Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee: bass; Ferenc Nemeth: drums.


Canvas
Robert Glasper
Blue Note
Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY, May 14 & 15, 2005.
Tracks: Canvas; Riot.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Robert Glasper: piano; Vicente Archer: bass; Damion Reid: drums.
Note: Eight further tracks on album without Turner.


Quartet
Billy Hart
High Note
Ambient Recording, Easton, CT, October 14 & 15, 2005.
Tracks: Mellow B; Moment's Notice; Charvez; Confirmation; Lorca; Irah; Lullaby For Imke; Iverson's Odyssey; Neon.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Ethan Iverson: piano; Ben Street: bass; Billy Hart: drums.


The Ancient Art Of Giving
Omer Avital
Smalls
Fat Cat, NYC, January 14, 2006.
Tracks: Homeland; Night Song; Ras Abu Galum (For Elvin Jones); Arrival; Shimi's Tune; Bass Introduction; Yes!.
Personnel: Avishai Cohen: trumpet; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Aaron Goldberg: piano; Omer Avital: bass; Ali Jackson: drums.


Mikkel Ploug Group
Mikkel Ploug
Fresh Sound New Talent
February 13-14, 2006.
Tracks: Four!; Big City Walk; Turners Odysseys; Breakfast Special; First Song; 21 Century Folk Song; Logicunlogic; The Vodka Is On The Bottom; Play It To The Ground.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Mikkel Ploug: guitar; Jeppe Skovbakke: bass; Sean Carpio: drums.


Cities And Desire
David Binney
Criss Cross
Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY, March 18, 2006.
Tracks: Lisbon; London; Intro To Toronto; Toronto; Los Angeles; Intro To Carpinteria; Carpinteria; Intro To Rome; Rome; Montréal; Intro To Miami; Miami; New York City.
Personnel: David Binney: alto sax; Mark Turner: tenor sax; Craig Taborn: piano; Thomas Morgan: bass; Dan Weiss: drums.


Harmoniehof
Mikkel Ploug
Fresh Sound New Talent
Malmö, Sweden, 2007.
Tracks: Introduction; Awkward Sentences; Enthusiasts; Motion; Second Around; Intro; Harmoniehof; Pablos Stroll; Molto Moderato, First Rhapsody; Intro II; Soft Spoken; Intro III; Somewhere Soon.
Personnel: Mark Turner: tenor sax; Mikkel Ploug: guitar; Jeppe Skovbakke: bass; Sean Carpio: drums.

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