PRESS & REVIEWS

Here is a list of album reviews from the US press. Click on each one to read the full review. There is also a list of international reviews available. A selection of features and interviews can be found here.

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REVIEWS FOR SONGS FROM ISOLATION (2020)

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 'Songs From Isolation isn't under any form of lockdown. Wade's solo work is out there in the wider world now, lending more strength to his reputation as a first-class bassist.'

2020

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NOUVEAUFLUX

 'What I found interesting about Songs From Isolation is that Mark is utilizing the familiar tools for producing music spun by a rejuvenated vision, thoughtfulness, and purpose-driven by the spirit of creativity to comprise, compose, arrange, perform and produce fresh heartfelt musical ideas to break new ground.'

2020

 
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REVIEWS FOR MOVING DAY (2018)

ICON MAGAZINE (2018)

'Wade has an assertive style on acoustic bass—rippling and sinewy as befitting Buster Williams and Mike Richmond.  The surging “Wide Open” is an insistent somewhat modal-sounding piece...Wade’s rapid, dexterous solo practically dances in your head.  “Midnight in the Cathedral” is something of a game-changer — dense, ominous, and ruminating, it evokes the open-ended, questing character of Chick Corea’s acoustic trio work.  Watch this fellow and his trio.'

 JERSEY JAZZ (2018)

'This trio functions as an organic entity, with each player contributing to the shifting colors and shadings implicit in their approaches to the tunes...Wade’s musical imagination seems to have no limits, and the results are a equally likely to challenge the listener’s imagination.  Moving Day is indeed a moving aural experience.'

 
 
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REVIEWS FOR  EVENT HORIZON (2015)

 
 
 
 
 

"This is in the best tradition of the modern piano trio a fully three-way affair. Everybody contributes fully to the very nice end result. The music encompasses the richly complex musical matrices of modern jazz trios from Evans through Tyner and beyond.

There's plenty of excellent bass playing here to satisfy the bass-minded, but everybody comes together for a trio date that has much to like about it."

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