Ten Shades Of Light by Mark Wingfield
(promo compilation by Leonardo Pavkovic, MoonJune Records)
Compiled from 10 albums (one tune from each album) of Mark WIngfield's solo albums and his collaborations with Kevin Kastning and René Von Grünig.
With Alex Machacek, possibly the greatest electric guitarist that has emerged in XXI century. Excited to release his new album "Proof Of Light" in February 2015, featuring Yaron Stavi on upright bass and Asaf Sirkis on drums. It's not often an album is released that is so daring in its approach and revolutionary in its delivery that it actually changes one's perspective of how music can be expressed and expands their vision of a genre. It is the great privilege and honor for MoonJune Records to present just such an album, with the MJR debut of the otherworldly guitar stylings of critically-acclaimed guitarist, Mark Wingfield, on his transcendent new album, "Proof of Light."
- Leonardo Pavkovic, MoonJune Records
For British electric guitarist Mark Wingfield, the words “organic” and “electronic” are not mutually exclusive. He explores highly-imaginative tones and colors via his instrument and it’s done without reliance on conventional effects, amps or pickups. His unique take on the guitar has served as the basis for an impressively diverse discography and dozens of compositions that showcase how he extends the guitar’s boundaries, as well as the many genres and influences he chooses to integrate into his work. A handful of the forms Wingfield’s output encompasses include jazz, rock, classical, and global sounds from Africa, India, Japan, and Turkey.
- Anil Prasad, Innerviews
Consistently brilliant and forward-thinking…unique and sophisticated....… Wingfield’s forward-thinking exploration of smart, swinging, and highly melodic globally informed jazz.
- Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player Magazine
Mark Wingfield shifts from Eno-esque ambient soundscapes...to ripping rock-tinged abandon... to cinematic guitar-synth. … Dramatic, intriguing.
- Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes
Guitar innovator … Cinematic eloquence... command of electronic textures... and swooping-bird evocations.
- The Guardian
Literally scaling new heights sonically.
- Mark Tucker, FAME
Wingfield is proving to be a key proponent of adventurous, swinging and modern instrumental jazz-rock fusion in the 21st century.
- Robert Silverstein, MWE3