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In Deep is an album by jazz musician Mark Lockheart, released in 2009 on Edition Records.

In Deep
In Deep (Mark Lockheart album).jpg
Studio album
LabelEdition Records
ProducerMark Lockheart


In Deep received universally good reviews. In The Guardian John Fordham said "Lockheart picked the right title: that's exactly where it takes you" and awarded it 4 stars.[1] In All About Jazz, John Kelman wrote "The line-up may suggest mainstream, but this is no straight-ahead session...As impressive as Lockheart was on Moving Air, his playing has become even more muscular, combining the late Michael Brecker's visceral power with his own kind of tension-and-release." [2] The Yorkshire Post wrote "Lockheart's work nods to Coltrane and Michael Brecker, but he's firmly his own man."[3] Ray Comiskey in the Irish Times drew attention to Lockheart's skills in utilising the talents of his band "Lockheart’s voicings (using some brass overdubbing) have a fine appreciation of the tonal qualities the players bring to the table".[4] Ian Mann said the album was a "strong candidate for Lockheart's best work to date".[5]Lockheart was interviewed in Jazzwise in June 2009. He explained that the title of the album described how improvising is about connecting with another musician at a very deep level.[6]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Mark Lockheart except track 8 by Liam Noble and Mark Lockheart and track 10 by Liam Noble, Jasper Høiby, Dave Smith and Mark Lockheart

  1. Stairway – 1:50
  2. Surfacing – 10:05
  3. Golden People - 6:42
  4. Long Way Gone – 5:53
  5. Undercovers – 3:06
  6. Believe It Or Not – 7:49
  7. Not In My Name – 7:33
  8. Falling – 2:44
  9. Sand Into Gold – 5:58
  10. Snakeout – 1:14
  11. Nutter – 2:10
  12. Sunday soon – 5:34


  • Mark Lockheart - sax
  • Dave Priseman- trumpet
  • Liam Noble - piano
  • Jasper Høiby - bass
  • Dave Smith - drums
  • Produced by Mark Lockheart
  • Recorded June 2008 at Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, UK
  • Mixed January 2009 by Steve Baker at Galapagos Studios, London
  • Mastered February 2009 by Mark Tucker
  • Photography by Dave Stapleton and Tim Dickeson


  1. ^ Fordham, John. "Mark Lockheart: In Deep". The Guardian 19 June 2009
  2. ^ Kelman, John. "Mark Lockheart: In Deep" All About Jazz 14 August 2009
  3. ^ "Mark Lockheart: In Deep". Yorkshire Post 12 June 2009
  4. ^ Comiskey, Ray. "Mark Lockheart: In Deep". The Irish Times 10 July 2009
  5. ^ Mann, Ian. "In Deep: Mark Lockheart".The Jazz Mann 26 May 2009
  6. ^ Shore, Robert. Interview in Jazzwise magazine June 2009 pages 30-31 "Still Waters Run Deep"