Mark Whitecage

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Saxophonist Mark Whitecage at concert with the Nu Band in Club W71 in Weikersheim

Mark Whitecage is an American jazz reedist.

Whitecage played in his father's family ensemble as early as age six. In the 1980s, he played with Gunter Hampel's Galaxy Dream Band, Jeanne Lee, and Saheb Sarbib. After touring solo in Europe in 1986, he put together two bands as a leader, Liquid Time and the Glass House Ensemble. In the 1990s, and his first release with Liquid Time was chosen by Cadence Magazine as one of the year's best albums. He worked in the Improvisers Collective from 1994, and began releasing albums on CIMP in 1996 Late in the 1990s he worked with Anthony Braxton, including in performances of Braxton's opera, Trillium R. He has also played with William Parker, Perry Robinson, Joe Fonda, Dominic Duval, Joe McPhee, and Steve Swell.

He is married to clarinetist Rozanne Levine; they perform together with Perry Robinson in a trio called Crystal Clarinets.


  • Mark Whitecage & Liquid Time (Acoustics Records, 1990)
  • Free for Once (CIMP, 1996)
  • Caged No More (CIMP, 1996)
  • 3 + 4 = 5 (CIMP, 1997)
  • Consensual Tension (CIMP, 1998)
  • Split Personality (GM Records, 1998)
  • Ducks on Acid (Acoustics, 2003)
  • Bushwacked: A Spoken Opera (Acoustics, 2005)
  • Fractured Standards & Fairy Tales (Acoustics)
  • Fractured Again (Acoustics)
  • Moon Blue Boogie (Acoustics)
  • Research on the Edge (CIMP)
  • The Paper Trail (Acoustics)