Mark de Clive-Lowe

Kristian Ranker


Sat., Aug. 26, 8 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

California Plaza
350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90071
He is a simultaneous master of diverse musical originations, notably his mixture of American jazz, hip-hop and soul with the broken-beat dance grooves of the U.K. Yet the earliest musical determinants of keyboardist and electronic artist Mark de Clive-Lowe came from children’s songs he learned from his Japanese mother. As he traveled as a teen between his native New Zealand and Japan, it was in the Tokyo jazz club scene where he found his musical calling. MdCL has become an ambassador of music around the world, so it’s fitting he now acknowledges his Japanese heritage. He enlists shakuhachi and taiko master Kaoru Watanabe, koto player Yumi Kurosawa and Japanese rapper Shing02 to transform Japanese folk melodies into MdCL’s signature blend of improvisation and infectious pulse and flow, an ode to his motherland that will be moving, both emotionally and rhythmically.
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