CD Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out!

by the Mark Lotz Trio

This album presents contemporary jazz music influenced by a hedonistic philosophic hypothesis  – the ‘eight-circuit model of consciousness’ by the PSyCHedELIC Dr.Timothy Leary.

Release | Zennez Records 2023
Catalogue number | ZR2023019
Producer | Mark Alban Lotz

Studio | Power Sound Studio Amsterdam, The Netherlands 26 & 27 May, 2022
Recording engineer | Fieke van den Hurk
Mix & Master | Micha Kanter, The Hague, November 2022 and March 2023

Cover photo | Visarute Angkatavanich
Mark Lotz Trio photo | Vijay Slager
Artwork | Frauke Erichsen

Many thanks to Eelco Topper, Remigijus Kazukauskas and Chris Weinheimer.

This record has been financed with the help of the Sena Muziekproductiefonds and the Lotz Of Music Foundation.

Culture France

“This is a musician who makes no compromises.”

Jazz Portugal

“Mark Lotz’s return to more avowed jazz, is a vibrant, energetic record that sets alarm bells ringing.”

Los Angeles Jazz Scene Magazine (USA)

“Mark Lotz, who was raised in Thailand, Uganda and Germany and is based in Europe, is one of the world’s top jazz flute players.”

JazzAndMo (Belgium)

“This is not just a tightly playing trio, but a true symbiosis. Superb.”

Soundtrack Of My Life (USA)

“This album is a breath of fresh air, a great fun to listen to and a mind expanding musical experience”

Music Frames (The Netherlands)

“Their interplay interlocks like an adventurous puzzle.”

Culture France

“Music that’s conducive to rambling, with a rhythmic tendency towards the obsessive, hard-hitting climaxes and zones of appeasement to great effect.”

La Habitation De Jazz (Spain)

The trio functions as one man.”

All About Jazz (USA)

“These ten tracks make a real good soundtrack for a really sweet trip.” 

JazzAndMo (Belgium)

“Almost monomaniacally driven musician.”

Nieuwe Noten (the Netherlands)

“Extremely entertaining.”

Listed as ‘Recommended New Release‘ in the august 2023 edition of New York City Jazz Records Magazine.

The New York City Jazz Record has been nominated “Best Jazz Publication” for 17 years! (2006, 2007, 2009-2023) alongside Down Beat and JazzTimes. “Simply the hippest journal about jazz in New York that has ever been published” says saxophonist Joe Lovano.