New album Tor & Vale with Gary Husband awarded JazzWise Critic’s Choice best albums of the year.
Thrilled to announce that my album The Stone House was made one of Downbeat Magazine’s Masterpiece Albums of the Year!!
I am featured in a new article in Downbeat
Downbeat features me in another article
“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
“Lighthouse is a groundbreaking album by the three musicians at the cutting edge of progressive music.” Progressive Rock Central
“You will not hear two more essential or energetic albums of improvisation seat-of-the–pants playing this or any other year. Buy this now!” The Progressive Aspect
The Stone House was awarded the Downbeat Magazine Best Albums of the Year Masterpiece.
Over 60 great reviews worldwide.
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)
LondonJazz top 10 albums of the year.
With René von Grünig, Iain Ballamy saxophone (ECM artist, Bill Bruford, Carla Bley, Django Bates, Loose Tubes,
Bryan Ferry) and Yaron Stavi on bass (Dave Gilmore, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt, Nigel Kennedy).
Iain Ballamy on sax (ECM artist, Bill Bruford, Carla Bley, Django Bates, Loose Tubes, Bryan Ferry),
Robert Mitchell on keyboards (Courtney Pine, Steve Coleman, Norma Winstone), Yaron Stavi bass
(Dave Gilmore, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt, Nigel Kennedy) and Jeremy Stacey on drums
(King Crimson, Steve Hackett, Chris Squire, Jason Rebello, Sheryl Crow).
“After listening to The Stone House multiple times, I was surprised to read that the music contained no overdubs. But more noteworthy was discovering the six pieces that make for a very rewardable listening experience were completely improvised, with no rehearsal and no written music… a remarkable lead instrumentalist in Wingfield… In other words, the sonic tapestry of all four instruments serves to enhance The Stone House’s inevitable storytelling atmosphere.” Downbeat *****
New album out with Markus Reuter, Yaron Stavi and Asaf Sirkis. The Stone House on MoonJune Records.
The reviews are coming in read them here.
“The whole band charging ahead together as if by telepathy… demonstrates how conversational the group can be.”
“Great as these players are individually, their collective performance is almost magical.”
All About Jazz (Mark Sullivan)
“Be prepared to be blown away… instant game changer… profoundly innovative and compelling… immediately essential… I can’t even begin to describe how enthralled I am to have a copy of this stratospheric release by Wingfield, Reuter, Stavi, and Sirkis.” Mediaversal (USA)
“I was completely taken aback and just in awe… It felt as if they were breaking the doors down of Jazz with a gigantic bulldozer… This is a spellbinding release” Music From The Other Side of the Room (USA)
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.