Mark Stephens – The Dream of the Peaceful Warrior
What have Alanis Morissette, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Stanley Clarke, James Ingram, Kirk Whalum, George Duke, Take 6 and Josh Groban in common? Keyboardist Mark Stephens has performed with them on many concerts.
He also wrote songs for Boney James like All Night Long, Butter, Cry and There and Back. Nevertheless Mark shares with many musicians the fate to stay in the shadows.
With his upcoming album The Dream Of The Peaceful Warrior (2011) it’s time to walk into the limelight. This star-studded project is featuring Chaka Khan, Andrae’ Crouch, Take 6, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Marcus Miller, Boney James and the late, great Michael Brecker and has certainly the potential to make Mark popular.
The piano study Prelude invites the audience to Stephens’ first opus The Light Of Love. This piece is spiritualized by world renowned vocal sextet Take 6 and also features Mark’s impressive Mini Moog solo in the style of George Duke.