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Amphora
Mark Kleinhaut

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Track Listing
1. Amphora
2. A Million Notes From Now
3. Suki's Web
4. Flowers and Flames
5. Illadroly
6. Miss Knows (it all)
7. Horse From The North
8. Forty-Nine
9. Interlucent
10. Another Sprint
11. We Never Knew

Detailed Description / Musicians
Musicians:
Mark Kleinhaut - Guitar
Phil Verrill - Drums
Josh Davis - Bass
Thomas Snow - bass
Annegret Baier - percussion

Description:
The Invisible Music label continues to bring before the public talented jazz musicians who are either natives of Maine or have emigrated and now live there. The result is that very good performers who otherwise might not have gotten the opportunity are being brought to the jazz public's attention. Guitarist Mark Kleinhaut is one of the beneficiaries of this label's endeavors. A graduate of New Jersey's Rutgers University, Kleinhaut relocated to Maine in 1988 where he mostly works as a solo jazz artist as well as with other top jazz musicians from the New England area. On his first solo disk for Invisible Music, Kleinhaut has chosen to go with a set made up entirely of originals, ten of his own and "Interlucent" by Josh Davis and Phil Verrill. Limiting the content of an album to unfamiliar originals, especially for a maiden voyage, is risky. Typically, listeners want to hear something familiar so they can compare it with interpretative approaches taken by other musicians who have also recorded the tune. Nevertheless, Kleinhaut's Amphora is more successful than most who have taken this route. First, there is more than sufficient variety in his compositions to grab and hold the listener's attention. Second, the tunes allow him to show off his considerable technical and improvising skills. Kleinhaut follows the path forged by such straight-ahead jazz guitarists as Barney Kessel and Ted Dunbar, to whom this album is dedicated.

--Dave Nathan
All Music Guide


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Website: http://www.markkleinhaut.com

Residing in Albany, NY as of fall, 2011, Mark Kleinhaut is an accomplished jazz guitarist recognized for his elegant melodic improvisations, striking technical execution and responsive accompaniment, bringing depth and excitement to every performance and ensemble. Well steeped in the jazz tradition, and happy to play “standards” with anyone at a moment’s notice, Mark also has a taste for modern and forward sounds incorporating a myriad of influences. Mark relishes the opportunity to create original pieces, and has over 50 recorded compositions spanning five CDs released on the Invisible Music label, including a Jazzweek Top 20 disc with saxophonist Bobby Watson and another album with trumpeter Tiger Okoshi. His latest project (to be released in early 2013) is a guitar duo with 7-string player Neil Lamb, which explores spontaneous compositions in a completely “free” setting.

Mark Kleinhaut worked in Cleveland, OH for 5 years prior to Albany, where he performed with some of the top local jazz talent at clubs such as Nighttown and The Bop Stop and with a trio he formed with bassist Kip Reed and drummer Matt Perko. He also played a variety of festivals, concerts and outdoor gatherings, including gigs with the North Coast Jazz Collective and a concert at the Blossom Summer Music Festival with the Cleveland Orchestra (“Bravo Broadway”).

For nearly 20 years, Mark lived near Portland, Maine where he led his own group with Jim Lyden and Les Harris Jr., collaborated with local legend Brad Terry, bassists Sam Sherry and Josh Davis, drummers Mark Macksoud and Phil Verrill, pianist Thomas Snow and vocalist Tracey MacLean, among many others. Mark was frequently called to accompany visiting jazz performers in concert with artists such as Greg Abate, Jerry Bergonzi, Sheyvonne Wright, Alex Foster, and Scott Reeves. Mark’s tenure in Maine was also notable for his activism, serving as president of the Maine Jazz Alliance where he was instrumental in bringing a long list of jazz luminaries to Southern Maine and live jazz to thousands of school children through MJA’s “Jazz Goes to School” program. Mark also served on the boards of the Maine Jazz Festival, Maine Jazz Camp and the University Of Southern Maine School Of Music Advisory Board. Mark has taught privately, was adjunct faculty at University of Southern Maine, and has conducted clinics and workshops at Universities and High Schools, including Bowdoin College and the University of Maine. Mark’s education includes a BA in Music from Rutgers University, where he studied under the direction of the late Ted Dunbar.

Mark Kleinhaut is an endorser for the Halfling Jazz Guitar by Ribbecke Guitars, and his website www.markkleinhaut.com has for ten years been part of Jazzcorner.com, a jazz destination that has flourished under the boundless energy of its founder Lois Gilbert.

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