Mark Isham Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 10.19.2011 10:00-11:00 PM
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Mark Isham’s extraordinary trumpet sound has been called cool, avant-garde, sexy, lush, sumptuous, vibrant, haunting – even achingly beautiful. No matter which adjectives one chooses, there is no denying that Mark possesses a unique tone that is never exactly the same, yet always decidedly his own.
Though renowned for his work in the electronic and New Age genres, Mark Isham is perhaps most famous for his contributions to the world of Jazz. High regard for his abilities as a jazz musician led Mark to collaborate and perform with such icons as Horace Silver, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Bobby McFerrin.
Mark Isham’s distinctive trumpet voice is in constant demand by high profile artists. He has appeared as a guest soloist with Joni Mitchell on two albums and in several concert tours. He is featured on five records with Van Morrison and has performed live with him on numerous occasions. Over the years Isham has also appeared with artists as diverse as the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Toots Thielemans, Marianne Faithful, Ziggy Marley and Suzanne Vega.