Mark Turner, Gary Foster release double album

    It’s sax galore on this live record.

    L-R: Gary Foster, Mark Turner, Putter Smith, Joe LaBarbera
    L-R: Gary Foster, Mark Turner, Putter Smith, Joe LaBarbera. Image: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

    Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner and alto saxophonist Gary Foster have released a joint live double album, simply titled Mark Turner Meets Gary Foster.

    The two veterans, who are 40 years apart in age, take on standards like “Come Rain or Come Shine” and pieces by their heroes, such as Lee Konitz’s “Subconscious-Lee.” They’re supported by bassist Putter Smith and drummer Joe LaBarbera.

    Turner had previously supported Jason Palmer on the latter’s album, Rhyme and Reason, and released on ECM Temporary Kings, a collaborative album with pianist Ethan Iverson, last September. Foster, on the other hand, appeared with The Mark Masters Ensemble on 2017’s Blue Skylight.

    Stream “Background Music” below and buy the album here.