Saxophonist & African Harpist Mark Fox Unleashes Powerful New Project “Iridescent Sounds”


Scott H. Thompson

Saxophonist & African Harpist Mark Fox
Unleashes His Powerful New Project
"Iridescent Sounds" on October 4th!

From the cosmos the Eulipion vibration sprung forth on the planet. Beings of light, love and creativity brought new sounds and healing to earth, "a duty-free gift for the traveler." Over the eons, this unique frequency of being has been passed from generation to generation.

Mark Fox is an avatar of this vibration and energy, a "Neulipion" brought into the music world by previous carriers of the light - Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Hopps, Pharoah Sanders and the like.

"Iridescent Sounds" (Humble Genius Records) is an expression and confirmation of this historic, yet eternally new sound and feeling, that brings an ancient future of love, light, joy, possibility and transformation to the world.

At the helm of this cosmic vessel, alongside Mark Fox, is Maestro Todd Barkan, producer extraordinaire, NEA Jazz Master and one of the carriers of the Eulipion torch. The group entered the studio time-machine back in April of 2018 to record Fox's second album as a bandleader, following the global success of his first CD, Mark Fox - "Thee Octaves Above the Sun", recipient of "Best of 2016", by, and extensive international airplay and accolades. -AAJ Best Releases of 2016 - by James Nadal.

"Iridescent Sounds" is a compelling journey into unforeheard realms and dimensions of beauty and grace. Lead by saxophonist/composer Mark Fox, joined by masters Peter Stoltzman on piano, Felix Ayodele on guitar, Troy Robey on bass, Tom Tilton on drums, Daniel Moreno & Jimmy Hopps on percussion and special guest Hugh Ragin on trumpet this CD delivers transcendental music of the highest caliber.

Mark Fox - tenor & soprano saxophones - kamal ngoni
Peter Stoltzman - piano
Felix Ayodele - guitar
Troy Robey - bass
Tom Tilton - drums - percussion
Daniel Moreno - percussion - kamal ngoni
Jimmy Hopps - lap drums - (aka: Jimmi EsSpirit)
Special Guest: Hugh Ragin - trumpet

Mark Fox:

Producers - todd barkan - mark fox
Recording Engineer - christopher guillot
Mixing & Mastering Engineer - mark fox
Executive Producers - john clark - eric hedberg
Recorded at Mighty Fine Studios, Denver

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About the Author / Scott H. Thompson

About Scott Thompson Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for almost a decade. With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson’s voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting network and NBC-AM New York, on The Morning Show. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000. A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. Scott is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Editor’s note: Style Quarterly is very pleased to make the connection with Scott and values his enthusiastic support of Jazz.


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