Mark Turner Quartet

Performing Arts
Mark Turner

Mark Turner

Image © Susan Biddle 2013

Mark Turner

Mark Turner

Image © Paolo Soriani / ECM Records

Mark Turner

Mark Turner

Image © Paolo Soriani / ECM Records

Mark Turner Quartet

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 8 PM

“One of the most productive and vital artists of the last dozen years...reason to take note of this agile quartet…they sounded lean and ready.”—New York Times

Saxophonist and composer Mark Turner is renowned for his rich dusky tone, exploratory intellect, and intimate expressive range on the tenor. Last seen at the Wexner Center with Israeli jazz guitar sensation Gilad Hekselman, Turner is now reestablishing himself as a band leader. He will soon release Lathe Of Heaven, his debut on ECM Records under his own name, following albums for the label with the cooperative trio Fly (with Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard) and appearances on key recordings by Billy Hart, Enrico Rava, and Stefano Bollani. Leading a quartet of kindred spirits, Turner intertwines musically with dynamic trumpeter Avishai Cohen as they play long, mesmerizing, introspective lines supported by the lithe rhythm section of bassist Joe Martin and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Join us for the first jazz event of our 25th Anniversary Season, one that promises to deliver exactly the kind of jazz sparks you’ve come to expect at the Wex.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)