With One Hopeful Day
, it becomes abundantly clear that pianist Mark Soskin has learned one primary lesson from his many sideman gigs: how to stock his ensemble with the best and the brightest.
On Tuesday, July 10th, Mark Soskin will celebrate the release of One Hopeful Day at Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, New York City; 212-576-2232. Set times are 7:30PM & 9:30PM. At Jazz Standard, Soskin will be supported by saxophonist Steve Wilson, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Bill Stewart.
Soskin's quartet on the album includes Chris Potter, recognized as possibly the leading saxophonist of his generation through his own records and his work with Dave Douglas, Dave Holland, Steely Dan, and Paul Motian; bassist John Patitucci, whose thick, rubbery sound may be one of the only that can stand up to Soskin's jabbing left hand, and has also buoyed the likes of B.B. King, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Stan Getz; and the remarkably intuitive Stewart, longtime drummer for John Scofield, who has also worked with Maceo Parker, Joe Lovano, and Dave Holland.
Though he cedes generous amounts of spotlight to the other members of his quartet, Soskin is always in control, navigating the pathways along his six surprising reinventions of jazz standards and three powerful originals.
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