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Event Horizon

by Mark Wade Trio

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Udo Betz I really love this music, so I'm proud and happy to have the opportunity to release this one on my label edition46. Mark Wade is a great bass player and composer, the performance of his bandmates is world class too! Favorite track: Apogee.
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Jump For Joy 04:58
The Prisoner 06:42
Apogee 04:53
Singsong 06:52
Tossed 07:40
Cold Spring 05:22


Bassist Mark Wade takes the art of the trio to brilliant new heights with his debut recording Event Horizon. Working with trio-mates Tim Harrison, piano, and Scott Neumann, drums, Wade shines as an instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader.

“I always loved listening to great piano trios,” the Queens, New York-based bassist says. “With no horn players or other musicians, there is so much space for expression, but with that comes the responsibility to have something to say. You can’t hide behind a lot of other musicians. Everybody has to really stand out. I wanted to challenge myself and put myself in a situation where I had to be an excellent soloist.”

Writing for the piano trio was a challenge Wade embraced. “How can you orchestrate and arrange three instruments to sound big and full?” he asks. “If you’ve got 12 or 20 people, you have a lot more colors at your disposal as a writer. With three people, it forces you to think about what is really essential to get across a musical idea.”

Wade’s compositions range from the opening waltz, “Jump for Joy,” and the peaceful ballad “Cold Spring” to the aggressive, edgy “Twist in the Wind” and the Afro-Cuban-flavored “Tossed.” The ballad “Apogee” has no time, while “Singsong” has no melody (“It’s a motif that keeps coming back, holding the song together”). The only non-original on the disc, Harold Arlen’s “If I Only Had a Brain,” is notable for its use of swinging 5/4 and its re-harmonization and modulations.


released February 26, 2016

Mark Wade, Bass/Composition
Tim Harrison, Piano
Scott Neumann, Drums


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Mark Wade New York, New York

Mark Wade was born in Livonia, Michigan (Dec. 29, 1974) and raised there and in Long Valley and Morristown, New Jersey, where he taught himself to play electric bass at age 14. At New York University, he studied with Mike Richmond, who encouraged him to also take up acoustic bass for jazz gigs. Wade considers Richmond a major influence, along with Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, and Scott LaFaro. ... more

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