Although the fine saxophonist and musician Mark Lopeman is articulate in person, I don’t think he has been interviewed much if at all. Now there’s a particularly good reason: his first CD as a leader, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, which I have written about in JAZZ LIVES here.
This brief interview of Mark in ALL ABOUT JAZZ does what the best ones do: provides a tangible sense of its subject, his voice, and his ideas in a compact uncluttered way.
So, if you’ve already purchased the CD, the interview will add more to your understanding of this gifted, modest man and musician. If all of this is new to you, I propose a visit to Mark’s site (http://www.marklopeman.com) to hear some of the music from the CD, then to the interview, and back to get your own copy of the CD. Trust me on this.