Double bassist, Composer
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University of California, San Diego
The Marks Brothers, Arcado, Force Green, Live In LA
Avant-garde jazz, Free jazz, Free improvisation
Anthony Braxton, John Zorn
Gerry Hemingway, Marty Ehrlich, Myra Melford, Alex Cline, Ray Anderson
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Mark Dresser (born 1952, Los Angeles, California) is an American double bass player and composer.
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Dresser has performed and recorded with many of the luminaries of "new" jazz composition and improvisation. For ten years he performed with the Anthony Braxton Quartet, as well as diverse groups led by Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Anthony Davis, Gerry Hemingway, John Zorn, and others. He has made over sixty recordings.
He has received grants from New York Foundation for the Arts and Meet the Composer, as well as fellowships to the MacDowell Colony and Civitella Ranieri. He holds both B.A. and M.A. degrees in music from the University of California San Diego where he studied contrabass with Bertram Turetzky. He was awarded a 1983 Fulbright Fellowship for advanced contrabass study with Maestro Franco Petracchi.
Dresser has been composing and performing solo contrabass and ensemble music professionally since 1972 throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. His own projects include Mark Dresser's "Force Green," and the Mark Dresser Trio, performing his music for the French surrealist film masterpiece of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, Un chien andalou as well as the German expressionist silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Additional original solo bass music was composed for the New York Shakespeare Festival Production of Henry VI. Collaborative projects include The Double Trio, composed of the "Arcado String Trio" and the Trio du Clarinettes.
He was commissioned by the Banliues Bleues Festival in Paris to premier Dresser's composition Bosnia, later recorded by the "Double Trio" as Green Dolphy Street on Enja Records. A founding member of the Arcado String Trio, he also received a commission from WDR Radio of Cologne, Germany in 1991 to compose For Not the Law, an extended work for string trio and orchestra. Released by JMT Records, For Three Strings and Orchestra, is the third of five albums recorded by Arcado. In 1992, Dresser composed and performed Armadillo, for Arcado and the WDR Big Band. In 1995, The Banquet, a double concert for various flutes and contrabass with string quartet was written and commissioned by Swiss flute virtuoso Matthias Ziegler.
With Arcado String Trio
With Tim Berne
With Jane Ira Bloom
With Anthony Braxton
With Alex Cline
With Nels Cline
With Marilyn Crispell
With Dave Douglas
With Russ Lossing
With Joe Lovano
With Tisziji Munoz
With James Newton
With Hank Roberts
With John Zorn
With Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi