Mr Gone?brings the classic music of Weather Report and the Headhunters to life, along with original compositions and extended group improvisations. It all adds up to an amazing musical experience!
Mr Gone is comprised of 4 core musicians. They are extraordinary composers, improvisers & performers, and together have a combined musical experience of 200+ years. They Are:
Peter Furlan is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator whose striking originality is demonstrated on his Twinz Records release (www.twinzrecords.com) ?Spy Glass Hill?.? He has performed and recorded with Terumasa Hino, Dizzy Gillespie, Thomas Chapin, Don Alias, Frank Foster, Brian Lynch, David Budway, John Hart, Mike Richmond, Terry Silverlight, Cameron Brown,? Vinnie Cutro,? Steven Bernstein, Mahavishnu Project, The Temptations, 10,000 Maniacs and many others.? Accordingly, the diversity of these musical experiences has served to inform Peter’s comprehensive and eclectic creative palette.
He is the founder, artistic director and conductor of the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble (www.ryje.com) in Rockland, NY, an adjunct music professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, and the vice-president of the Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society (www.rcjbs.org).
He leads The Peter Furlan Project,? Peter Furlan Trio & Quintet, and co leads (with Neil Alexander) Le Jazz Electronique and Mr. Gone.
In addition to being a performer, Keyboardist/Composer Neil Alexander is involved in many facets of the music business including Music Production, Live Sound, Musical Theater, Modern Dance and Film. With a long history of electric and electronic music to his credit, he recently released his first solo piano CD ?Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1? to critical acclaim. He led his own electric jazz ensemble ?Neil Alexander & NAIL? from 1996 – 2011, releasing 3 CD?s and touring extensively.
As an active musician he has recordings and/or a performance history with a variety of groups and artists such as Gunther Hampel, Tal Ross (P-Funk), Erik Lawrence, and The Adaptors Movement Theater. From 1996 – 2006? he played keyboards in the successful Pink Floyd Tribute “The Machine“, where he was a driving force in the group?s sound and subsequent success. From 2008 – 2012 he held the keyboard chair in Gregg Bendian’s ?Mahavishnu Project?, a repertory ensemble exploring the incendiary early works of guitarist John McLaughlin. He recently completed a 2 year solo piano tour performing his transcription of? Stravinsky?s ?Rite Of Spring? for the 100th anniversary. Neil teaches Master Classes in Synthesizer Programming and Music Performance Technology and is currently on staff at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase as an accompanist & composer.
Bassist & composer Ratzo Harris has been a major force on the international jazz scene since 1974, having played with Denny Zeitlin Trio, the Janet Lawson Quintet, the Kenny Werner Trio, Jane Ira Bloom, Mose Allison, Mike Nock, Joe Lovano, Judi Silvano,? and many others.
Born in NYC, Richie Morales is a versatile player who has performed and recorded with a wide range of contemporary artists such as The Brecker Brothers, Spyro Gyra, Grover Washington Jr., Al DiMeola, Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, Dianne Reeves, guitarist Mike Stern saxophonist Bill Evans, bassist Victor Bailey,
Michael Franks, George Russell?s Living Time Orchestra, Grammy award winning vibraphonist Dave Samuels, Gato Barbieri, Dave Valentin, Ray Barretto, and Herbie Mann.He also leads his own group performing a mixture of Jazz standards and original music.
Richie has been a member of the jazz faculty at Purchase College Conservatory of Music SUNY since 2000. He has also taught at the Juilliard School?s Music Advancement Program.