Moving Air is a new studio album from acclaimed saxophonist and composer Mark Lockheart and is his first solo album for three years. Moving Air is a fascinating and passionate statement featuring Mark’s saxophone and bass clarinet playing in a number of instrumental combinations and textures, from a clarinet and drum duet to a jazz quartet and even a sax quintet. Mark’s carefully crafted compositions become vehicles for each musician’s improvisations, always keeping the music fresh and spontaneous. The compositions explore improvisation, texture and grooves and although coming from jazz, the music draws upon a wide range of influences including contemporary classical, folk and world. One critic recently described Mark’s music as:
“a beautiful type of orchestral world jazz”.
On Moving Air, Mark plays all the reeds and is joined by drum supremo Martin France, guitarist John Parricelli and bassist Dudley Phillips.