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The Thread

by Mark Tonelli Quartet

"Threads of opportunity surround us all. They dangle in a moment of truth, at the crossroads of our lives. Do we resist, or do we gather the courage to inherit our course?" Find out on The Thread, the newest release from guitarist & composer Mark Tonelli
Genre: Jazz: Post-Bop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Rivers Runs Through It
6:41 album only
2. Leaf Dance
7:11 album only
3. Beard By Default
4:51 album only
4. Slumber
5:45 album only
5. Slip Slide
9:31 album only
6. November Twilight
4:02 album only
7. The Thread
9:27 album only
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Album Notes
The Thread marks the third release by Mark Tonelli as a leader, featuring his original music. Tonelli is joined by veterans of the New York jazz scene Xavier Perez on saxophone, Michael Goetz on bass, and Jason Kruk on drums, as they explore seven new compositions.

“There are commonalities among the pieces, but there is also a compositional development from older to newer pieces,” says Tonelli. “Ideas explored on my previous releases have become more fully realized, especially in terms of form and meter. There is a marked evolution.”

This musical progression intersects with Tonelli’s sidemen. “I’ve been playing with Xavier, Michael, and Jason for years. They’re monster players who bring a deep sense of empathy and swing. And they’ve got big ears. We’re all listening to each other. I think that’s evident on the CD as we have fun and get into some stuff.”

The CD’s title provides a glimpse into the creative process that has earned Tonelli songwriting awards from Billboard Magazine and The Great American Song Contest. “I imagine all music as already written, existing in a parallel universe,” says Tonelli. “Occasionally, a fragment of this music bleeds through into our realm, a dangling ‘thread.’ When I get a spark for a tune, it’s as if I’ve stumbled onto one of these threads. From there, it’s a matter of following the thread to its end and seeing what happens.” What happens on The Thread is four creative musicians diving into Mark Tonelli’s newest creations.



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