Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ shipping
Mark Lewis | Mark's Electronic Music Box

Go To Artist Page

Album Links
official website

More Artists From
United States - Washington

Other Genres You Will Love
Electronic: Electronica Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz Moods: Type: Improvisational
There are no items in your wishlist.

Mark's Electronic Music Box

by Mark Lewis

On Mark’s Electronic Music Box, jazz sax master Mark Lewis explores the possibilities of finding the soul of the electronic keyboard to showcase some of his compositions in a range of styles and moods.
Genre: Electronic: Electronica
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Opening The Box
1:08 $0.99
clip
2. Kay's K
3:28 $0.99
clip
3. Not As Beautiful As You
6:45 $0.99
clip
4. Anita
2:49 $0.99
clip
5. Geri's Cha-Cha
1:50 $0.99
clip
6. Joe's Theme
3:54 $0.99
clip
7. Vito's Prayer Dance
8:26 $0.99
clip
8. Sacred Love
5:16 $0.99
clip
9. Bill's Airshow
5:26 $0.99
clip
10. Medicine Song
3:07 $0.99
clip
11. Song For Animals (Daisy)
5:10 $0.99
clip
12. Geraldine
7:40 $0.99
clip
13. Not As Beautiful As You
6:33 $0.99
clip
14. The Box Closes
0:37 $0.99
clip
15. Sacred Love
6:31 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Old and new mix. The opening and closing tracks of Mark’s Electronic Music Box recreate the delicate sound of a mechanical music box – porcelain dancers turning in circles until their dance winds down to silence.

The hauntingly lovely “Not as Beautiful as You” is presented here as an orchestral work. Great attention went into making each electronic voice sound like an instrumentalist of its acoustic counterpart had played the part. Feel the presence of the exposed yet unwavering oboist and the patient, elegant harpist as they perform flawlessly on this masterpiece of melodic and harmonic composition.

Big band swing returns in “Anita,” written for a dear friend from that generation. “Sacred Love” showcases Mark’s artistic mastery of the flute over an ethereal backdrop of rich electronic textures.

“Bill’s Airshow” is a mischievous piece complete with airfield sounds, playful commentary, and some seriously persuasive bluesy piano and sax. All healing is possible with “Medicine Song.” The guitar voice comes to center stage in this fresh and sparse song of hope.

Mark Lewis is master of the alto sax, baritone sax, flute and piano; author of over 1400 compositions; and has recorded and produced over twenty albums on various labels. He is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist who combines extraordinary technical virtuosity with unsurpassed integrity and personal expression.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands was Mark’s home base for many years. He toured and played in most of the better clubs throughout Europe, and taught jazz theory and improvised music classes in several music conservatories. Although he performed predominantly original music in Europe, he is also master of a vast repertoire of jazz standards. Mark lived and performed for several years in San Francisco and Victoria, BC as well.

Jazz musicians Mark has performed and recorded with include pianists Mark Levine, Overton Berry, and Ted Gioia; drummers Candy Finch, Eddie Moore and Billy Higgins; bassist David Friesen; saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Art Foxall; trumpet player Randy Brecker; and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. He often subbed for Stan Getz and John Handy during his time in San Francisco.

"It’s almost extraordinary the range of things he’s capable of doing. You listen to the guys with the primo recording contracts on the very top labels, and in my opinion, they’re not in Mark’s league."

- Ted Gioia, author “The History of Jazz”

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review