Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson Duo: In a career that spans two decades and encompasses a broad array of musical ventures, saxophonist Mark Turner has emerged as a towering presence in the jazz community. With a distinctive, personal tone, singular improvisational skills and an innovative, challenging compositional approach, he has earned a far-reaching reputation as one of jazz's most original and influential musical forces. After graduating from Boston's Berklee College of Music in 1990, Turner moved to New York, where his rapidly developing talents were quickly recognized. He then recorded five albums of his own while keeping busy as a sought-after collaborator and sideman. With an impressive musical history already under his belt, Mark Turner is clearly on the verge of a creative renaissance. As The New York Times noted, ‘His best work is clearly still ahead of him." Pianist, composer, and writer Ethan Iverson was a founding member of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with Reid Anderson and David King. The New York Times called TBP "…Better than anyone at melding the sensibilities of post-60's jazz and indie rock." Iverson also has been in the critically-acclaimed Billy Hart quartet for well over a decade and occasionally performs with an elder statesman like Albert "Tootie" Heath or Ron Carter. For over 15 years Iverson's website Do the Math has been a repository of musician-to-musician interviews and analysis, surely one reason Time Out New York selected Iverson as one of 25 essential New York jazz icons: "Perhaps NYC's most thoughtful and passionate student of jazz tradition-the most admirable sort of artist-scholar." These two talents will be doing material from their upcoming duo debut recording.