Thursday, November 06, 2008

Thoughts For Mark Turner

Send some love and good thoughts to musician Mark Turner. The brilliant young saxophonist was badly injured in a power saw accident and is undergoing surgery to repair damage sustained by several fingers.

If you're in the New York City area, stay tuned to your regular sources for news of upcoming benefits to help offset his medical expenses.

And if you want to hear Mark at his best, pick up the new Francisco Mela CD Cirio, a live recording by the Cuban drummer with Turner, Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier and Lionel Loueke.

[UPDATE]: Reports are that Mark Turner's hand surgery went as well as could be expected and there's a chance that he could regain the full use of his fingers. Here's hoping.

1 comment:

Tom Tallitsch said...

Thanks Hale!
Just heard about this at a gig tonight and can't believe it. Mark Turner is one of my favorite tenors. Can't get enough of him on Kurt Rosenwinkel's live double disk. This really hits home as a tenor player. How would I make a living if something like this happened to me? All the best to Mark. Man, we are thinking about you and wish you all the best.

Tom Tallitsch