Mark Wingfield Guitarist and Composer
Latest press and news:
New album Proof of Light released on the New York City label MoonJune Records.
Album launch concert in New York City with Kevin Kastning. Great concert in the Manhattan's East Village see the video here.
Selected by Chris Parker for the LondonJazz Best 10 albums of the year.
Kings Place London concert sold out. See the concert video footage here.
Read the latest interviews here.
"Mark Wingfield has created a unique electric guitar vocabulary... his playing is characteristically deep, nuanced, and inventive. Guitar Player
Mark has been selected by Guitar Player Magazine's editor Barry Cleveland for his Top 40 Guitar Player Artist Interviews.
Other guitarists on the list are such luminaries as Jeff Beck, Wayne Krantz, Eric Clapton, Mike Stern, David Gilmour, Allan Holdsworth, Mark Knopfler, Martin Taylor, Bill Frisell, Ry Cooder, John McLaughlin, Johnny Marr, Ralph Towner, Daniel Lanois, David Torn, Paco de Lucia, John Scofield, Adrian Belew and Terje Rypdal.
"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! Five stars!"
Jerry Gordon, WPRB FM, Princeton
"A mesmerisingly atmospheric, evocative, even (appropriately)
cinematic set of music... The sort of allusive, contemplative
jazz that has come to be associated with ECM... This is a subtle,
often dramatic, but always wholly enjoyable album." LondonJazz
Mark's latest album with Kevin Kastning was named as one of the favourite albums of the year by NYC's premier radio station WFMU "Best Radio Station in NYC and the Country" Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, New York Press
"A fantastic, expansive and adventurous album from two master musicians. Unquestionably, one of the best albums of this or any other year." Anil Prasad of Innerviews
"Celebrated British guitarist" Guitar Player Magazine
"Brit guitar hero" JazzTimes
"Virtuoso" Guitar Player Magazine
"Irresistible beauty" "Extraordinary" "Sublime" "Magnificent" LUX ATENEA
"I found myself amazed" The WholeNote
"Wingfield's forward-thinking exploration of smart, swinging, and highly melodic globally informed jazz." Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player Magazine
"Abstract paintings in sound evolve into a ballad that actually tells a story from the heart." Jazzreview.com
"Mark Wingfield shifts from Eno-esque ambient soundscapes...to ripping rock-tinged abandon... to cinematic guitar-synth." "Dramatic" "Intriguing" Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes
"Sleeper Street exemplifies his determination to take his instrument into previously-unknown territory" Anil Prasad, Innerviews
"Wingfield's guitar playing is mysterious, majestic, and blazing in turns" Guitar Player Magazine
"Innovator" The Guardian
More press here