some things people have said about me …
(… there are a lot of other things they’ve said which I can’t print here …)



  • "Mark Bassey is a fine tutor and knows how to draw the music out of each student. It was an honor teaching with him at the Jazzwise course"   Jamey Aebersold
  • "my Juan Tizol - you’re such an original voice"   Mike Gibbs
  • "a superb, witty player"   Dave Gelly
  • "raucous ..."   John Fordham
  • "that boy can play"   Humphrey Lyttelton
  • "exquisite sound and perfect phrasing"   Brian Blain
  • "Fred Wesley on acid …"   anonymous
  • "marvellous trombone player, somehow twinkly and fierce at the same time"   Orlando Gough (The Shout)
  • "perfect unity (with) Tria Lingvo... convincing interplay... effortlessly adapting himself to his fellow musicians... with moments of immense density and improvisatory skills"   Christel Thielemann, Kölner Stadt Anzeiger


from a review of Louise Elliott & The Jazz Hearts at Ronnies Apr '04

  • "… trombonist Mark Bassey … particularly wired for passion … rasping with an agile sliding grace."   The Birmingham Post

from a review of Renato D'Aiello at The Vortex Jan ’08

  • "… the remarkable trombonist Mark Bassey … is a stylish soloist … His solos on The Peacocks, and Mingus's Jelly Roll, were highlights of the evening."   Jack Massarik, Evening Standard

from a review of The Bone Supremacy at The Chicken Shed Mar ’09

  • "… Bassey has an irrepressible character, and infectious sense of humour, and an astonishing agility around the instrument."   Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz

CD review of Daphna Sadeh & The Voyagers Reconciliation Apr ’09

  • "Queen Of Sheba is a rousing opener ... Bassey’s insistent trombone … rasping ... especially in the tune’s more boisterous sections … Avinu … Bassey shows the more delicate side of his playing in a brief but lyrical solo."   Ian Mann,
© 2017 Mark Bassey