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First Listen: Mark McLean - Where's The Door

Today’s First Listen belongs to an in demand sideman and an inventive creator of his own material, drummer  Mark McLean. Mark’s sophomore album entitled “Feel  Alright” displays McLean’s talent as a song writer with all original material and his ability to work well and write for vocalists. 7 different vocalists including Andy Bey, Kellylee Evans, and Denzal Sinclaire appear on the record.

Mark once said, “ I don’t want to be seen as a drummer, I want to be known as a musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums.”

Toronto born McLean has been living in New York since the year 2000, however  he returns for a gig at the Jazz Bistro on December 6th and 7th to perform some of this new material. Robi Botos, Kelly Jefferson, Marc Rogers and Ted Quinlan will be his sidemen for the evening and you can expect some special guest vocalists as well.

For today’s First Listen, we’ve chosen the track featuring the wonderfully soulful Denzal Sinclaire on vocals… The song is called, Where’s The Door.

For more information on Mark, visit his website HERE.

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