Mark Dresser

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Mark Dresser
Born (1952-09-26) September 26, 1952 (age 68)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresAvant-garde jazz, free improvisation, chamber jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsDouble bass
Years active1970s–present
LabelsSoul Note, Knitting Factory, Tzadik, Cryptogramophone, Enja, Clean Feed, Pi, CIMP
Associated actsAnthony Braxton, Gerry Hemingway, Arcado String Trio
Websitemark-dresser.com

Mark Dresser (born September 26, 1952) is an American double bass player and composer.

Career[edit]

In the 1970s he was a member of Black Music Infinity led by Stanley Crouch and performed with the San Diego Symphony.[1] During the next decade he moved to New York City and became a member of the Anthony Braxton quartet with Marilyn Crispell and Gerry Hemingway.[1][2][3] He composed for the Arcado String Trio and Tambastics and for the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.[1]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Arcado with Arcado String Trio (JMT, 1989)
  • Behind the Myth with Arcado String Trio (JMT, 1990)
  • For Three Strings and Orchestra with Arcado String Trio (JMT, 1992)
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Knitting Factory, 1994)
  • Invocation (Knitting Factory, 1995)
  • Force Green (Soul Note, 1995)
  • Live in Europe with Arcado String Trio (Avant, 1996)
  • Banquet (Tzadik, 1997)
  • Eye'll Be Seeing You (Knitting Factory, 1998)
  • C/D/E with Andrew Cyrille (Pao, 2000)
  • Marinade (Tzadik, 2000)
  • Later with Fred Frith (Victo, 2000)
  • The Marks Brothers with Mark Helias (W.E.R.F., 2000)
  • Sonomondo with Frances-Marie Uitti (Cryptogramophone, 2000)
  • Duologues with Denman Maroney (Victo, 2001)
  • Reunion Live... at the Guelph Festival with Gerry Hemingway (Intrepid Ear, 2001)
  • Aquifer (Cryptogramophone, 2002)
  • Nine Songs Together with Ray Anderson (CIMP, 2003)
  • Tone Time with Susie Ibarra (Wobbly Rail, 2003)
  • Time Changes with Denman Maroney (Cryptogramophone, 2005)
  • Unveil (Clean Feed, 2005)
  • Airwalkers with Roswell Rudd (Clean Feed, 2006)
  • House of Mirrors with Ed Harkins (Clean Feed, 2008)
  • Duetto with Diane Moser (CIMP, 2008)
  • Starmelodics with Kauffman/Eisenstadt (Nuscope, 2009)
  • Live in Concert with Denman Maroney (Kadima Collective, 2009)
  • Live at Lotus with Vinny Golia (Kadima Collective, 2010)
  • Soul to Soul with Remi Alvarez (Intolerancia, 2010)
  • Guts (Kadima Collective, 2010)
  • Synastry with Jen Shyu (Pi, 2011)
  • Nourishments (Clean Feed, 2013)
  • Code Re(a)d with Gerry Hemingway (Hopscotch, 2014)
  • Sedimental You (Clean Feed, 2016)
  • Modicana (NoBusiness, 2017)
  • Ain't Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You (Clean Feed, 2019)

As sideman[edit]

With Ray Anderson

With Tim Berne

With Jane Ira Bloom

With Bobby Bradford

  • Lost in L.A. (Soul Note, 1984)
  • Live in L.A. (Clean Feed, 2011)
  • Live at the Open Gate (NoBusiness, 2016)

With Anthony Braxton

With Dave Douglas

With Satoko Fujii

  • Looking Out of the Window (Ninety-One, 1997)
  • Kitsune-bi (Tzadik, 1999)
  • Toward To West (Enja, 2000)
  • Junction (EWE, 2001)
  • Bell the Cat! (Tokuma, 2002)
  • Illusion Suite (Libra, 2004)
  • Live in Japan 2004 (Natsat Music, 2005)
  • When We Were There (PJL, 2006)
  • Trace a River (Libra, 2008)

With Gerry Hemingway

  • Demon Chaser (hat ART, 1993)
  • Down to the Wire (hat ART, 1993)
  • The Marmalade King (hat ART, 1995)
  • Slamadam (Random Acoustics, 1995)
  • Perfect World (Random Acoustics, 1996)
  • Johnny's Corner Song (Auricle, 1998)
  • Chamber Works (Tzadik, 1999)
  • Waltzes, Two-Steps & Other Matters of the Heart (GM, 1999)
  • Devils Paradise (Clean Feed, 2003)

With Bob Ostertag

  • Say No More (RecRec Music, 1993)
  • Say No More in Person (Transit, 1993)
  • Verbatim (Rastascan, 1996)
  • Verbatim Flesh and Blood (Rastascan, 1998)

With John Zorn

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Layne, Joslyn. "Mark Dresser". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  2. ^ Layman, Will (28 May 2019). "Mark Dresser Seven: Ain't Nothing But a Cyber Coup and You". PopMatters. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  3. ^ Dansby, Andrew (28 February 2019). "Mark Dresser still the ace of bass". HoustonChronicle.com. Retrieved 28 July 2020.

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