Mark-Almond Band


Mellow jazz/folk/blues blend from this early '70s British band.


Mark-Almond I (1970 - 1971)
  • Jon Mark - guitar/bass/percussion/vocals - b. Cornwall, England - formerly with Marianne Faithfull's band, Alun Davies (later guitarist with Cat Stevens), Sweet Thursday (with Nicky Hopkins, Brian Odgers, and Harvey Burns), and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
  • Johnny Almond - sax/vibes/vocals/percussion/flute - b. July 20, 1946, Enfield, England - formerly with Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, the Alan Price Set, Johnny Almond's Music Machine, and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
  • Tommy Eyre - keyboards/flute/percussion/guitar/vocals - b. Sheffield, England - formerly with Joe Cocker's band, Juicy Lucy, and Aynsley Dunbar.
  • Rodger Sutton - bass/percussion/vocals - b. England - formerly with Jody Grind.
Album:
  1. "Mark-Almond" (1971)


Mark-Almond II (1971 - 1972)
  • Jon Mark - guitar/bass/percussion/vocals.
  • Johnny Almond - sax/vibes/vocals/percussion/flute
  • Tommy Eyre - keyboards/flute/percussion/guitar/vocals
  • Roger Sutton - bass/percussion/vocals
  • Dannie Richmond - drums/percussion/vocals - formerly with Charles Mingus.
Album:
  1. "Mark-Almond II" (1972)


Mark-Almond III (1972 - 1973)
  • Jon Mark - guitar/bass/percussion/vocals.
  • Johnny Almond - sax/vibes/vocals/percussion/flute
  • Tommy Eyre - keyboards/flute/percussion/guitar/vocals
  • Roger Sutton - bass/percussion/vocals
  • Dannie Richmond - drums/percussion/vocals
  • Ken Craddock - keyboards
  • Colin Gibson - bass
Album:
  1. "Rising" (1972)


Mark-Almond IV (1971 - 1972)
  • Jon Mark - guitar/bass/percussion/vocals.
  • Johnny Almond - sax/vibes/vocals/percussion/flute
  • Tommy Eyre - keyboards/flute/percussion/guitar/vocals
  • Roger Sutton - bass/percussion/vocals
  • Dannie Richmond - drums/percussion/vocals
Album:
  1. "Mark-Almond 73" (1973)


Mark-Almond V (1973)
  • Jon Mark - guitar/bass/percussion/vocals.
  • Johnny Almond - sax/vibes/vocals/percussion/flute
  • Dannie Richmond - drums/percussion/vocals
  • Geoff Condon - horns
  • Alun Davies - guitar
  • Wolfgang Melz - bass
  • Bobby Torres - percussion
Group disbands.  Alun Davies later joins Cat Stevens.


Mark-Almond VI (1975 - 1978) (reformed)
  • Jon Mark - guitar/bass/percussion/vocals.
  • Johnny Almond - sax/vibes/vocals/percussion/flute
Album:
  1. "To the Heart" (1976)
  2. "Other People's Rooms" (1978)
  3. "The Last & Live" (1994)
  4. "Nightmusic" (1996)
Jon Mark goes solo.


Compilations:
  1. "The Best of Mark-Almond" (1991)


Jon Mark solo:
  1. "Songs for a Friend" (1975)
  2. "The Standing Stones Of Callanish" (1988)
  3. "Land Of Merlin" (1992)
  4. "Hot Night" (1994)
  5. "Celtic Story" (1995)
  6. "Sunday In Autumn" (1995)
  7. "Asia Journey" (1997)
  8. "All The Best From Jon Mark" (1997)
  9. "Leaving Of Ireland" (1999) - with David Anthony Clark.
  10. "Alhambra" (2000)


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Last Revised: August 13, 2001
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