TRUE STORIES (2022)
In composing the music of True Stories, bassist Mark Wade was inspired by a wide range of musical influences. He has distilled the themes from composers such as Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and Igor Stravinsky to create brand new music for the Mark Wade Trio to explore. The result is a unique expression of jazz linking past and present.
The album was released March 11th in North America on Mark Wade Music and worldwide on AMP Music & Records (Norway). True Stories was selected as a 4⭐️ Editor's Pick for March 2022 by Downbeat Magazine with Ed Enright calling it "a living work of modern art." The music is available by clicking the link above the album cover and at all major media outlets. Physical copies are available through Amazon.
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"This album is a fusion of the music of some of my biggest influences and my own personal statements. The music of such jazz giants as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Zawinul have always loomed large in my consciousness, so it’s no surprise that I would turn to them for a new way forward. I hope you enjoy listening to the music as much as Tim, Scott and I enjoyed making it."
– Mark Wade
I FEEL MORE LIKE I DO NOW
PISCATAWAY WENT THAT-A-WAY
THE SOLDIER AND THE FIDDLE
SONGS FROM ISOLATION (2020)
This is the first solo record by bassist Mark Wade. The five selections that make up this visual album are comprised of music performed solely on the acoustic and electric bass, and each song is accompanied by a music video. All the music and video was produced by Wade at home during the Covid-19 lockdown in New York City. The result is a deeply personal expression of music-making that breaks new ground in Wade’s musical evolution.
The album was released by AMP Music & Records (Norway) on September 18th, 2020 and had a preview performance online through the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in Durban, South Africa on August 12th. Digital and physical copies are available for purchase. Something Else Reviews gave Songs From Isolation an Honorable Mention as one of the best jazz projects of 2020.
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Hours Til Dawn
A Conspiracy of Lemurs
Intents and Purposes
Blues in Isolation
Nothing Like You
MOVING DAY (2018)
The second Mark Wade Trio CD release, Moving Day, is now available in Europe on Edition 46 Records (Berlin) and worldwide through Mark Wade Music. The album is being re-released in Europe on January 24th, 2020 on AMP Music & Records.
Preston Frazier of Something Else Reviews voted Moving Day the best jazz album of 2018. Moving Day was called "...one of the most interesting piano trio albums of the year" by Marco Cangiano of the New York City Jazz Record and picked by journalist and author Sammy Stein as one of the top albums of 2018 for the Jazz Journalists Association. HI FI Trends also picked Moving Day as one of the best of 2018. International and domestic reviews have been very positive.
You can check out the promo video for the release below as well as some excerpts from the recording. If you like what you hear, you can download the CD by clicking above the CD cover photo and at all major media outlets. Physical CD's are available at CD Baby.
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ANOTHER NIGHT IN TUNISIA
EVENT HORIZON (2015)
The debut album of the Mark Wade Trio, Event Horizon, with pianist Tim Harrison, bassist Mark Wade, and drummer Scott Neumann was released the US in February of 2015 and internationally by Edition 46 Records (Berlin) in February of 2016.
Both international and domestic critics have had great things to say about the record. Arnaldo DeSouteiro, founder of Jazz Station Records and NARAS-GRAMMY voting member, voted Event Horizon in the top 10 for his Best of 2015 in the categories of Best Acoustic Bass, Best Composer, Best Instrumental Group, and #16 for Best Album of the Year. AXS Magazine picked Event Horizon as one of the top 5 jazz albums of 2016. Jazz FM, London's top jazz station, voted the album as one of the best records of 2016 as well.
Below are some clips from the record. If you like what you hear, you can download a copy of Event Horizon by clicking above the album cover or from all major media outlets. Physical copies are available at CD Baby.
VALLEY AND STREAM