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by Mark de Clive-Lowe

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jazzman2017
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jazzman2017 I am fortunate to have discovered Mark's music on Bandcamp via Ropeadope. A master of electronics mixing ear-pleasing sounds with Jazz vibes. His wife Nia contributes beautiful vocals to some of his work too. Look for her on Tommaso Cappellato's Aforemention album. Incredible talent of musicians playing including Nate Smith, Duane Eubanks, Robin Eubanks, etc. The album takes the listener on a musical journey of creative colorful landscapes venturing into electronic bliss. I am now a fan! Favorite track: Now or Never feat. Nia Andrews.
nia andrews
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nia andrews naturally i'm gonna be a little biased, BUT, this music is ripe with so many beautiful, sometimes haunting, always brilliant sounds! i think this is mark's best work to date. definitely my favorite collection of music by him! Favorite track: Sketch For Miguel.
Dr. Beaf
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Dr. Beaf Since the early days on Tap Records, Mark has always delivered great tunes, and this is definitely crème de la crème. He is a Nu-jazz master composing some sweet and peaceful tracks full of smooth funk grooves, sublime horn sections and production that glows experience. Favorite track: Hollow feat. Nia Andrews.
Efrem Sharp
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Efrem Sharp This is how I pictured jazz in this generation. Raw, boundless, and full of life. Plus the live shows are not to be sat on and gawked upon. Thank Favorite track: Ghaziya.
Osunlade
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Osunlade Not much can be said about MDCL besides he is one of the most consistent artists in our time and this album is my favorite of the lot! Favorite track: Sun Up Sun Down feat. theeKIDICARUS.
Alicia
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Alicia "Church" has instantly become an all time favorite album. Each and every song is a multi-layered experience felt, not just listened to. For example, "The Mission" FEELS like a summoning of inner hero/superpower.

"The Mission" stands out as a favorite, but many others conjure up euphoria including "Brukstep," "Now or Never," "Hollow," and "Distractions."

This album is a must own. Bravo to MdCL and collaborators for your artistry and brilliance. Favorite track: The Mission feat. John Robinson.
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    Deluxe 180g black vinyl Double LP
    Euro style jacket with spine.
    Removable poster quality insert with cover art and credits.

    Song Listing:
    Side A
    1 The Mission
    2  Nova Roda
    3 Brukstep
    4 The Processional

    Side B
    1 Now or Never
    2 Ghaziya
    3 Sketch for Miguel

    Side C
    1 Hollow
    2 Prayer
    3 Imam

    Side D
    1 Sun Up Sun Down
    2 Mason's Galaxy
    3 Distractions

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  • USB Flash Drive + Digital Album

    pre-loaded custom made wooden USB stick complete with magnetic snap closed lid - contains 11 albums including the new releases CHURCH+ CHURCH Remixed + 3 EPs, 5 mixtapes and 65 tracks of bonus material = over 200 tracks from the MdCL back catalog and vaults

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released May 27, 2014

Mark de Clive-Lowe - compositions (except 10, 12), piano, rhodes, synths, synth bass, live sampling, live beats + electronic manipulation

the NYC session
Tivon Pennicott - sax+flute (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) - (Esperanza Spalding, Gregory Porter)
Duane Eubanks - trumpet (1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) - (Elvin Jones, Alicia Keys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Wu Tang Clan)
Robin Eubanks - trombone (12) - (Art Blakey, Dave Holland)
Tim Lefebvre - bass  (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) - (Arif Marden, Tedeschi Trucks Band)
Nate Smith - drums  (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) - (Jose James, Michael Jackson, Dave Holland)

the LA session
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - viola (4, 7) - (Suite for Ma Dukes)
Josiel Perez Hernandez - trumpet (4, 7) - (Orlando Maraca Valle)
Low Leaf - harp (4) 
Ben Shepherd - bass (4, 7)
Jamire Williams - drums (2, 4, 7) - (ERIMAJ, Lonnie Smith, Robert Glasper, Kenny Garrett)
Contra Mestre Xingu - berimbau+vocals (2)
Tim Stewart - guitar (13) - (Lady Gaga, Chris Dave)

guest vocalists
Nia Andrews - (Janelle Monae/Common)
John Robinson - (Scienz of Life, MF Doom, Renee Neufville)
theeKIDICARUS - (Pharrell, Chad Hugo, Geechi Suede)

mixed by Ty Macklin (India Arie, Erykah Badu, The Roots)
mastered by Pete Maher (U2, King Tubby)

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Mark de Clive-Lowe Los Angeles, California

"a musical force unlike any other" - Popmatters.com

A devastating live performer, the MdCL experience is marked by impromptu studio production created on stage from scratch using drum machines, keyboards and effects. The end result: remixes birthed live on stage for each and every gig. ... more

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