MARK de CLIVE-LOWE: Three Night Live Recording Residency
Multi-hyphenate musician, composer and live remixer MARK de CLIVE-LOWE brings his sounds to Little Tokyo’s Blue Whale jazz club for three consecutive nights June 22, 23, 24 - premiering brand new music and revisiting last year’s "Mirai no Rekishi" project - all to be recorded live for his next album.
This year alone, the half-Japanese half-New Zealander LA transplant has performed in Australia, NZ, the UK, throughout Japan, Detroit, Oakland, San Francisco and of course, here in Los Angeles. From improvising with classical Japanese musicians in Nara to rocking the dancefloor for a rooftop party overlooking LA’s sunset, Mark lives to blur the lines between genres and dispel every preconception. The last time he hit the Blue Whale was for two sold-out nights with his tribute to Pharoah Sanders, and now he’s bringing his keyboards, drum machine and samplers back along with some of his favorite musicians and live VJs - performing music largely inspired by his ancestral and heritage connection to Japan. Blending jazz, Japanese heritage, beats, electronics, live sampling and more, Mark creates intoxicating layers of sound and improvisation masterfully crafted on-the-fly into whole new worlds of possibility.
"an underground phenom..." – Okayplayer
Over the three nights Mark will be joined by a rotating cast of his favorite LA musicians from night to night including JOSH JOHNSON (sax/flute), TEODROSS AVERY (sax), BRANDON EUGENE OWENS (bass), BRANDON COMBS (drums) and CARLOS NIÑO (percussion). With two sets each night, all six hours of new live music will be recorded for future release. Having released his EP last year recorded live at the Blue Whale, Mark explains, “it’s one of my absolute favorite places in the world to play - there’s something about that room that makes me hear the music differently and entices the audience to join me in my imagination.”
"(the) avant-garde soulful Pianist/DJ/Producer delivers his lifetime of journeys to different musical ports in a concise package, seamlessly... transporting not just in genre but in emotion and spirit." - Huffington Post
Friday 22 June / Saturday 23 June / Sunday 24 June
8pm doors / two live sets each night
$15 presales / $20 door / no refunds / 21+
The Blue Whale
123 Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012