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Cosmic Trigger

by Mark Austin Band

Combines thought provoking vocals, mind altering guitar, and mantra like bass lines, harmonizing to the tune of transcendent horns, a clairvoyant drum beat, and astral percussion.
Genre: Rock: Jam-band
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1. I Think of You
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2. Low Clouds Roll
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3. Wake Up
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4. North Side Story
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5. Taste It
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6. Wheels
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7. Callin' Out My Name
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8. Journey Without Distance
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9. Don't Be Scared
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10. Uncle Blue
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This is a re-release of a great recording!


MARK AUSTIN BAND In Top Ten Of Canadian Charts

Email: npsfunk@aol.com
Url: http://www.markaustinband.com


The Mark Austin Band's CD, Cosmic Trigger, has made the Top Ten Jazz CD Chart for Canadian radio station CFBX. This progressive rock/jazz CD has been lauded in music reviews for its outstanding musicianship and innovation. The Dallas-based band has received extensive airplay in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia.

CFBX 92.5 FM
Kamloops, BC
Steve Marlow, Music Director
Specialty Charts for Late April
* indicates Canadian Content
** indicates a local artist

Top 10 Jazz Albums
1) Richard Underhill* - Tales from the Blue Lounge (Stubby)
2) Byproduct* - Byproduct (Independent)
3) Various Artists* - Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen (Sony)
4) Lyle Lovett â€" Smile (Curb)
5) George Evans* - Eyes for You (M-Swing)
6) Roman Stolyar â€" Credo (Electroshock)
7) Jason Raso* - Transmissions from Planet Bop (Independent)
8) Joni Mitchell* - Travelogue (Nonesuch)
9) Mark Austin Band â€" Cosmic Trigger (Independent)
10) Remi Bolduc* - Tchat (Justin Time)



cosmic trigger, the debut release by the Mark Austin Band combines thought provoking vocals, mind altering guitar, and mantra like bass lines, harmonizing to the tune of transcendent horns, a clairvoyant drum beat, and astral percussion.

With the band's flavorful arrangements becoming the canvas onto which Austin surrealistically paints his lyrics, the Mark Austin Band beckons the imagination to explore new boundaries. Austin's work melds the influences of Jaco Pastorious, early Chicago and Steely Dan into a modern day pop fusion of acid jazz similar to genre pioneer Liquid Soul, the live jam sessions of the Dave Matthews Band and the solo work of Sting and Phil Collins also come to mind when listening to the Mark Austin Band. The Mark Austin Band has found its formula for success; when people hear their music they can't keep still, it's that simple.

So put your soul's finger on the cosmic trigger and give it a squeeze. Instantly you will be shot into a dimension of musical emotion where you feel the tranquil peace of rhythmic harmony. Follow the horns through the ethereal plains searching for the source of the beat, which is the rhythm of life. Get lost in the guitar as you feel the aura of the bass. Roam the melody lines, somersault over the chords, and swim in the sound waves; because after all, it is all about having fun.

Mark Austin Band

Music from the spirit for the soul.

A Dallas, Texas Based 7 piece Original Music Band Utilizing Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Percussion, And A Horn Section; Packaged In A Spirit Of Creativity That Is Much Greater Than The Sum Of Its Members, Who Conspire To Foreshadow A Higher Universal Reality, To Crystallize The Musical Emotions Of Time Into The Thought Of What Alone Is Real.

The band consists of Mark Austin on bass and vocals, Scott Weltner on drums, Larry Spencer on trumpet, Keith Adkins on trombone, Lee Schloss on sax, Lewis Hutcheson on guitar and vocals, and Daniel Cisneros on percussion.

Mark Austin - bass, vocals, bandleader: recipient of Buddy Magazine's "Texas Tornado" award. Mark has played with or opened for such acts as Jerry LaCroix, Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Milsap, Marie Osmond, and The Oak Ridge Boys.

Scott Weltner - drums: credits include Patti Labella, Philip Bailey, Gloria Estefan, Larry Carlton, Grover Washington, Jr., Teena Marie, Chuck Rainey, Robbie Kreiger, Buddy Miles, and Cinderella.

Larry Spencer - trumpet and horn section leader: credits include Buddy Rich Big Band, Woody Herman Orchestra, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Reba McIntyre, and Frank Sinatra.

Keith Adkins - trombone: credits include Count Bassie Orchestra, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Cab Calloway, Tony Williams, Ben Vereen, Louis Bellson, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, and Tony Bennett.

Lee Schloss - sax: recipient of numerous awards from The Royal Conservatory of Music Brussels Belgium. credits include the Antwerp Opera Orchestra, Don Carlos, Aurthor Conley, The Temptations, and Natalie Cole.

Lewis Hutcheson - guitar: credits include Donald Byrd, Mary Wells, and Hollywood Heroes.

Daniel Cisneros - percussion: credits include Miguelito Valdez, Celio Gonzales, and Celia Cruz.

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Laura T Lynch of Kweevak.com

Dynamic !
This ten-track collection explores a vast range of moods, stylings and genres. The music is multi-dimensional, experimenting in acid jazz, pop fusion, jam, funk and the blues. Mark pens thought provoking lyrics and combines them with hearty horns, strong guitar leads and bass and percussion lines that are hypnotic. Cosmic Trigger is a creative fusion of eclectic complex arrangements that are well produced. The CD opens with 'Think of You' a musical journey that begins with expressive vocals and progresses into a funky jam with animated horns, sizzling guitars and mesmerizing bass and drum lines. 'North Side Story' is an instrumental odyssey, starting off soft and spacey and picking up to a more fluid and upbeat pace then returning to more subtle sounds and experimental playing. 'Don't Be Scared' is an epic heavy on the horns utilizing plenty of techniques that range from funk to almost psychedelic. Textures, tones and paces are ever changing as the guitars, bass and percussion add their touches. The Mark Austin Band are dynamic.
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