Mark Whitecage

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Mark Whitecage
Mark Whitecage.jpg
In concert with the Nu Band, Club W71, Weikersheim, Germany
Background information
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1980–present
Labels CIMP
Associated acts Gunter Hampel, Saheb Sarbib, Fonda-Stevens Group, the Nu Band

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.

Discography[edit]

  • 1990 Mark Whitecage and Liquid Time (Acoustics)
  • 1995 Bottoms Out (Cadence)
  • 1996 Caged No More (CIMP)
  • 1996 Free for Once (CIMP)
  • 1997 3 + 4 = 5 (CIMP)
  • 1997 Consensual Tension CIMP)
  • 1998 Split Personality (GM)
  • 1999 Research on the Edge CIMP)
  • 2003 Ducks on Acid (Acoustics)
  • 2005 Bush Wacked: A Spoken Opera (Acoustics)
  • 2007 Drunk Butterfly (Clean Feed)[1]

With Annette Peacock

  • 1972 I'm the One
  • 2014 I Belong to a World That's Destroying Itself [aka Revenge]

With Jeanne Lee

  • 1974 Conspiracy
  • 2003 Natural Affinities

With Gunter Hampel

  • 1972 Angel
  • 1980 All the Things You Could Be If Charles Mingus Was Your Daddy
  • 1981 Celestial Glory
  • 1985 Fresh Heat: Live at Sweet Basil

With Fonda-Stevens Group

  • 1996 The Wish
  • 1997 Evolution
  • 1997 Parallel Lines

With Michael Jefry Stevens

  • 1996 Elements
  • 1998 Short Stories

With Dominic Duval

  • 1997 State of the Art
  • 1998 Live in Concert
  • 2001 Cries and Whispers (Cadence)
  • 2003 Rules of Engagement, Vol. 1
  • 2003 No Respect

With The Nu Band

  • 2001 Live at the Bop Shop
  • 2009 Lower East Side Blues
  • 2005 Live

With Dom Minas

  • 2004 Quick Response
  • 2006 The Vampire's Revenge

With others

  • 1969 The Third Testament, The Godz
  • 1971 The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show, Paul Bley
  • 1978 This Time, INTERface
  • 1981 Seasons, Saheb Sarbib
  • 1991 Environ Days, Soren Anders
  • 1996 CIMPosium, Vol. 1
  • 1997 Moon Flower, Joseph Scianni
  • 1997 Moons of Jupiter, Steve Swell
  • 1998 CIMPhonia 1998, Pt. 1
  • 1998 Mark -n- Marshall: Monday, Marshall Allen
  • 1998 Mark -n- Marshall: Tuesday, Marshall Allen
  • 1999 Trillium R, Anthony Braxton
  • 2000 Canticles for the New Millennium, Jay Rosen
  • 2000 Sharpeville, Mario Pavone
  • 2002 The Captain, David Eyges
  • 2004 Amalgam(e): 10 Years of Red Toucan
  • 2009 Only Moment, Rozanne Levine
  • 2011 Trails of Tears, Jacques Coursil[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Whitecage | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mark Whitecage | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 November 2016.