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Mark Dresser

Country of origin: United States of America
Birthday: September 26, 1952

About Mark Dresser

Mark Dresser has been a central figure in avant-garde jazz for more than three decades. He emerged out of the vital but often overlooked Southern California free jazz scene in the early 1970s through his work in drummer Stanley Crouch's Black Music Infinity. Relocating to New York in the mid-80s, Dresser spent nine years prolifically recording with the quartet of saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton, while forging deep ties with a myriad of creative musicians and visual artists, including Ray Anderson, Jane Ira Bloom, Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Fred Frith, Gerry Hemingway, Sarah Jane Lapp, Ligorano/Reese, Denman Maroney, Dave Douglas, Roswell Rudd, Robert Taplin and John Zorn. Whether performing in jazz or new music settings, directing his own multi media and telematic productions or playing solo recitals with customde signed electronics, Dresser approaches every musical situation with probing intelligence and dazzling aural intuition. He has appeared on more than 120 recordings with a staggering array of musical personalities and is also a highly regarded composer who has received numerous commissions. Dresser is also a founding member of ARCADO, the influential string trio with Mark Feldman and Hank Roberts. Dresser is a professor of music at his alma mater, UC San Diego.


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