Lockett recently travelled to NYC to record some of his latest compositions with two New York �heavyweights', tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm and acoustic bassist Orlando le Fleming. The concept behind the original compositions is largely inspired by Lockett's love for the wonderful music of American alto saxophonist and 'giant of jazz', Ornette Coleman, particularly the music he created with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell. Lockett has also drawn upon his extensive time spent studying with a younger modern New York heavyweight, Ari Hoenig. The fusion of these two influences led Lockett to write a series of themes and melodies that became the basis of this latest release, �Sneaking Out After Midnight' (Rattle Records www.rattlerecords.net), his fourth album. For the Australian launch of Lockett's fourth album, he will be joined by well-acquainted colleagues Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone) and Philip Rex (bass).
"Drummer/composer Mark Lockett shines in his new trio recording" Mike Nock, March 2012
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