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Mark Levine (musician)

Mark Levine (born 1938) is an American jazz pianist, trombonist, composer, author and educator. He has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaría, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Bobby Hutcherson, and many others.

He has written three popular books: The Jazz Piano Book, The Jazz Theory Book, and The Drop 2 Book.

He was nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Recording in 2003 for his CD Isla, with his band Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge. He was nominated for a Latin Grammy award in 2010 for his CD :Off & On, the Music of Moacir Santos." He produces the BAJA (Bay Area Jazz Archives) series of archival CDs for Jazzschool Records.


As leaderEdit

  • 1977: Up Till Now (Catalyst)
  • 1983: Concepts
  • 1985: Smiley and Me with Smiley Winters
  • 1995: Impressions with Afro Blue Band
  • 1997: One Notch Up with Eddie Marshall
  • 1997: Exact Change with Eddie Marshall, John Wiitala,
  • 2000: Hey, It's Me with Peter Barshay, Michael Spiro, Paul van Wageningen
  • 2001: Serengeti with Peter Barshay, Michael Spiro, Paul van Wageningen
  • 2002: Isla with Peter Barshay, Sheila Smith, Michael Spiro, Paul van Wageningen, Harvey Wainapel
  • 2009: Off & On, the Music of Moacir Santos
  • 2010: New Music from New York
  • 2010: Live at the Reunion with Woody Shaw

As sidemanEdit

With Cal Tjader

  • La Onda Va Bien (Concord, 1979
  • Gozame! Pero Ya... (Concord, 1980)
  • A Fuego Vivo (Concord, 1981)
  • Heat Wave (Concord, 1982) - with Carmen McRae
  • Good Vibes (Concord, 1984)

With Houston Person

With Joe McPhee

With Moacir Santos

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