From the cosmos the Eulipion vibration sprung forth on the planet. Beings of light, love and creativity brought new sounds and healing to earth, a duty-free gift for the traveler." Over the eons, this unique frequency of being has been passed from generation to generation.
Mark Fox is an avatar of this vibration and energy, a Neulipion" brought into the music world by previous carriers of the light—Rahsaan Roland Kirk
, Archie Shepp
, Yusef Lateef
, Jimmy Hopps, Pharoah Sanders
and the like. Iridescent Sounds
(Humble Genius Records) is an expression and confirmation of this historic, yet eternally new sound and feeling, that brings an ancient future of love, light, joy, possibility and transformation to the world.
At the helm of this cosmic vessel, alongside Mark Fox, is Maestro Todd Barkan, producer extraordinaire, NEA Jazz Master and one of the carriers of the Eulipion torch. The group entered the studio time-machine back in April of 2018 to record Fox's second album as a bandleader, following the global success of his first CD, Mark Fox Thee Octaves Above the Sun
, recipient of Best of 2016", by All About Jazz, and extensive international airplay and accolades. Iridescent Sounds
is a compelling journey into unforeheard realms and dimensions of beauty and grace. Lead by saxophonist/composer Mark Fox, joined by masters Peter Stoltzman
on piano, Felix Ayodele
on guitar, Troy Robey
on bass, Tom Tilton
on drums, Daniel Moreno
& Jimmy Hopps on percussion and special guest Hugh Ragin
on trumpet this CD delivers transcendental music of the highest caliber.
Mark Fox: tenor & soprano saxophones, kamal ngoni
Peter Stoltzman: piano
Felix Ayodele: guitar
Troy Robey: bass
Tom Tilton: drums, percussion
Daniel Moreno: percussion, kamal ngoni
Jimmy Hopps: lap drums- (aka: Jimmi EsSpirit)
Hugh Ragin: trumpet