Mark Zaleski

OUR TIME: REIMAGINING DAVE BRUBECK

Origin 82831

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...an exhilarating, fresh and dynamics-happy listening experience.
The Day, New London, CT

Boston-based saxophonist, Mark Zaleski, pays tribute to one of his mentors, revisiting several of Dave Brubeck's more vital works and filtering them through a modern lens. Mark and his brother, pianist Glenn Zaleski, were two of the first students selected to the Dave Brubeck Institute, where they shared the stage with him at the Library of Congress and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Brubeck always encouraged Mark to "find his own voice," and he does just that by offering alluring sonic landscapes for Brubeck's melodies and making striking choices in groove and orchestration. From the searing guitar work and fiery New Orleans funk of "Unsquare Dance," to the classically inspired opening of "Softly, William, Softly," or the epic "They Say I Look Like God," with the chilling vocals of Michael Mayo, the joy and respect Zaleski has for his mentor's memory is evident and heartening.


Track Listing:

1. Blue Rondo à la Turk 6:30
2. The Duke 7:05
3. Softly, William, Softly 8:16
4. Unsquare Dance 5:24
5. They Say I Look Like God 5:40
6. The Golden Horn 6:44
7. Fujiyama 5:37

Performers:

Mark Zaleski - alto/soprano saxophone
Jon Bean - tenor saxophone
Glenn Zaleski - piano
Mark Cocheo - guitar
Danny Weller - upright/electric bass
Oscar Suchanek - drums
Michael Mayo - vocals (5)

Production Info:

Produced by Mark Zaleski
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Eric Kilburn
at Wellspring Sound, Acton, MA
Recorded on Aug. 24, 2020
Assistant Engineer: Matt Hayes
Photography by Greta DiGiorgio
Painting by Clivewa
Cover design & layout by John Bishop




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