Mark Wingfield

 

Latest news:

New album Released

Cinema Obscrua is available here.

Cinema Obscura Mark Wingfield Rene von Gruning Iain Ballamy

"Mark Wingfield has created a unique electric guitar vocabulary... his playing is characteristically deep, nuanced, and inventive on this glorious and at times sublime collaboration with keyboardist von Grünig (which also features beautiful sax work by Iain Ballamy)." Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player Guitar Player Magazine

Along with Mark the album features keyboardist and composer Rene von Grunig, Iain Ballamy on saxes, who co-produced the album, Yaron Stavi on bass and Andi Mötz on drums.

An adventurous and highly melodic new album that creates a series of cinematic musical landscapes exploring the four corners of a world both real and imaginary. Cinema Obscura has rich improvised performances at its heart as well as wide influences, from the American city to the streets of Istanbul. The album's atmospheric musical journeys explore adventurous classical structures while remaining steeped in contemporary jazz harmonies.

 


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Cinema Obscura Mark Wingfield Rene von Grunig Iain Ballamy
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Another Place
I Remember
Beacon Street
Night
Lemon Boulevard
Interference



I Walked into the Silver Darkness  Mark Wingfield & Kevin KastningI Walked into the Silver Darkness  Mark Wingfield & Kevin Kastning CD cover   I Walked into the Silver Darkness - Mark Wingfield & Kevin Kastning

An album of improvsed duets with Mark on electric and Kevin Kastning on acoustic guitar.

Listen to extracts here.

Read Mark's comments on recording the album here.

"Unquestionably, one of the best albums of this or any other year. A fantastic, expansive and adventurous album from two master musicians." Anil Prasad

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Mark Wingfield Guitarist and Composer

Latest press and news:

Album launch concert in New York City with Kevin Kastning. Great concert in the Manhattan's East Village see the video here.

New interview in mwe3.com. Mark discusses his new album Cinema Obscrua, the recording process and the concepts behind the widely acclaimed new album.

New interview in Guitar Moderne. Mark discusses playing entirely through a laptop and the new technology that enables, as well his inspirations and musical origins.

Selected by Chris Parker for the LondonJazz Best 10 albums of the year.

"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

Kings Place London concert sold out. See the concert video footage here.


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.
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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

"All in, Sleeper Street is a great slice of contemporary UK jazz combining muscular virtuosity, cinematic soundscapes and distinctive compositional style with admirable authority." Guitarist Magazine

"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

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New feature in Guitar Player Magazine.

The new feature article in Guitar Player Magazine talks about Mark's new album with Kevin Kastning. Mark and Kevin explain how they approached recording an album which was completely improvised.

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Interview in Innerviews. "Seamlessly weaving organic and electronic influences together is the hallmark of guitarist and composer Mark Wingfield's diverse, jazz-based output...." Read the interview here

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Guitar Player Magazine feature on Mark. The feature includes an interview where Mark talks about his approach to music, guitar playing and lots more. Read it here.

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Guitar Player Magazine website features video interviews with Mark
Guitar Player Magazine website is featuring seven exclusive video interviews here

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About Mark:

Mark has been called "The six string winged, improvising shaman" and is widely acclaimed as one of the UK's foremost jazz guitarists. Guitar Player Magazine recently called Mark: "Unique and sophisticated...(one of) England's most accomplished players." and "Consistently brilliant and forward-thinking”. Words such as "guitar virtuoso" "uplifting" "inspiration" (Guitar Techniques Magazine) have been used to describe Mark's playing and music.

He has toured extensively across Europe and as far afield as Istanbul with his own group as well as with other jazz groups such as Scapetrace and SMQ. As well as recording and performing with some of the UK's best musicians, Mark's interest in world music has led him to collaborate with non-western musicians such as Lebanese singer Samia Afra, Turkish musician Gökhan Özyavuz, Zambian singer KT Lumpa and others. As well as jazz, his composing extends into classical forms, his pieces being performed by top classical musicians in NY, London and elsewhere.

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