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MARK WHITECAGE (alto sax, clarinet, composer) is internationally known as a dynamic, ceaselessly inventive instrumentalist and composer in jazz and new music.
MARK WHITECAGE (alto sax, clarinet, composer) is internationally known as a dynamic, ceaselessly inventive instrumentalist and composer in jazz and new music. Current projects include touring and recording with the cooperative quartet The Nu Band (Roy Campbell, Jr., Joe Fonda, Lou Grassi), Rozanne Levine and Chakra Tuning (with Perry Robinson and Rosi Hertlein), RoMarkable - Rozanne Levine & Mark Whitecage, and the cooperative trio Drunk Butterfly (with Lou Grassi and Adam Lane. His latest recordings are Only Moment with Chakra Tuning, Lower East Side Blues with The Nu Band, Drunk Butterfly with the trio. Whitecage has recorded over 50 albums -- a number of them award-winning recordings on CIMP, GM Recordings and his own label, Acoustics. His 2005 Acoustics CD, BushWacked - A Spoken Opera was voted one of the year's best by All About Jazz - LA. Since the 1960's he has performed and recorded with some of the leading artists of our time, including Jeanne Lee, Anthony Braxton, Jacques Coursil, Gunter Hampel, Perry Robinson, Dominic Duval, Joe McPhee, Steve Swell and Marshall Allen, in the US, Canada, and Europe. The man is an absolute master of the alto saxophone and clarinet (not to mention a dab hand at electronics), and one of the finest and most original jazz composers in the world, and has been for years. - Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic, Signal to Noise www.erjn.it/mus/whitecage.htm