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Early recordings of Mark Turners Sound/Style

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Ive recently been heavily checking out Mark Turner, I just really love his approach on the horn and his style overall. Ive been watching interviews on youtube and he says that in the early days his main influence was Coltrane and that he was always transcribing him. I also saw this post on Seamus Blakes Instagram in which he is talking about Mark saying, "Mark was the living embodiment of Trane before he dissected apart Henderson and Warne marsh.... then he became mark turner" I am really interested in this because those who know of Mark turner's style he has now developed his own sound which is a lot more influenced by Warne Marsh. Did any of you know Turner personally or see him play early on to confirm this or do you know of any recordings of Mark in the earlier days? Thanks!
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I knew of Rob, but never played (or hung) with him. Gotta say there were just SO many unfreakingbelieveable players when I was there. McCaslin, Blake, Cheek, Hart, of course Mark...... I could go on and on. Was a great time to be there and sometimes I wish I could go back and hang with some of the guys I just didn't get the chance to. Those 3 yrs for me went very fast, but will always be remembered.
I feel the same way. I felt so behind those other guys that I barely left the practice room while I was there. I wish I spent more time hanging and talking to everyone. Every time I would be out of the practice room talking with people I would hear a guy like Seamus practicing and immediately think "Enough socializing I got to go practice........."
I went to school with Mark. Even back then (late 80's) he had much of his own thing going on. I didn't play in too many ensembles with him, but obviously heard him plenty. I'd say his style was maybe more 'Trane-ish back then, but his sound was (again, to my memory) very much his own individual thing. Not having listened to a lot of Warne Marsh myself, I can't say if that was already an influence on him. Sorry. That probably doesn't help much but it's all I have. ;-)
Dude! I thought you were the Coltrane guy back at Berklee by far! Your sound, your lines, Trane all the way!!
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