New album Tor & Vale with Gary Husband awarded JazzWise Critic’s Choice best albums of the year.
Tor & Vale was a
Jazzwise Magazine Critic’s Album of The Year!
The Stone House was made a
Downbeat Magazine Masterpiece
Album of the Year!
Downbeat feature on Mark
Another Downbeat feature on Mark
“The intrepid sonic innovator pushes the envelope even further in the company of his regular rhythm tandem of fretless bassist Yaron Stavi and powerhouse drummer Asaf Sirkis, who are both back from Proof of Light” Bill Milkowski
The album features two of the UK’s most highly regarded jazz musicians, Asaf Sirkis on drums (John
Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, John Etheridge, Tim Garland, Gwilym Simcock, Jeff Berlin) and Yaron Stavi
on bass (Dave Gilmore, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt, Nigel Kennedy).
“Mark Wingfield’s music soars high above the subliminal, the terrestrial, the mundane, transporting us with
his musical voyage. Eschewing the traditional role of the guitar in a trio, his axe takes on the role of a vocalist
or a horn – shimmering and sometimes bellowing with expression and imagery of profound beauty.
Progressive innovative guitar at its finest!” Jerry Gordon WPRB FM Radio (USA)
All About Jazz (Mark Sullivan)
Watch the video of “Rush” being performed live in the studio.
Over 60 great reviews worldwide of Proof of Light. See them here.
“The sound of this music is bigger than its component parts… Wingfield’s guitar as a piercing, darting, spectral sound full of artful glissandi… Proof Of Light provides both heat and light, airiness and cool breezes, tight orchestration and ethereal openness” Downbeat * * * * ½
“Wingfield possesses the goods to be a world-beater. He’s an idiosyncratic stylist who infuses wistful delights into his mode of attack, while sparking vivid notions that the guitar is an extension of his soul… Astounding virtuosity and unique voice.” All About Jazz
“Guitarists who offer a truly individual style, something to say beyond technique, are harder to find. Mark Wingfield falls into the latter category.” Relix Magazine (NYC USA)
“This is wonderful in every way… Makes its way into the world of elite musical recordings… I was glued to every second of the music.” Art Rockin Magazine
“As a guitarist Mark Wingfield is quite extraordinary” Background Magazine (Holland)
Budapest concerts with Sandor Szabo July 14th, 15th, 16th
Shapeshifter Lab New York City February 12th
Live performance on WFMU New York City Feb 13th
New York City, Princeton, Jakarta, London
London’s Handle House, a historic venu built onto the house owned by both Handel and Jimi Hendrix.
Read the Guitar Player Magazine interviews with Mark here.
Read the Innerviews, Lodge and other interviews here.