We at Acoustics are happy to announce that saxophonist Mark Whitecage has a brand-new release:BushWacked - A Spoken Opera
BushWacked", a spoken word opera, finds Mark Whitecage with a totally new Band, Concept, and Direction! In addition to West Coast electronic wizard Scott Steele on guitar combined with the keyboard artistry of Bill Larimer, Mark has added Perry Robinson's prize pupil Rozanne Levine on Bb & alto clarinets, with long-time collaborator Robert (Mike) Mahaffay on drums, to produce a hard-hitting and sometimes angry indictment of the Bush Crime Family, all without losing the sense of swing and intensity he is known for!
BushWacked' is an impressive, bold and timely work from alto sax wiz, Mark Whitecage, and his new crew."
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter
Mark Whitecage and The Bi-Coastal Orchestra step up to the podium and deliver the statement of sanity many have been waiting on for five years. Whitecage's broad stylistic background is well represented by his ensemble, creating a lively listenable soundtrack equal to the seething passion in the composer's text." - Rex Butters, All About Jazz
We are also announcing the complete updating of Mark's web site
There you will find information on worldwide distributors of BushWacked" as well as biographies and photos of the band members and of course, a revised Bio, Discography, Projects, Performance Highlights and Upcoming Live Concert listing for Mark (see below for Jan. 11, 2006 NYC premiere of BushWacked"). If you haven't visited the site in a while, or have never visited, please have a look and a listen --
You can hear a track from BushWacked" at Mark's site: http://www.erjn.it/mus/whitecage/bushwacked.htm
and excerpts of all BushWacked" tracks at CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/whitecage
The NYC Premiere of
BushWacked - A Spoken Opera
a Rare NYC Appearance by
Rozanne Levine & The New Reed Quartet at The Stone
on January 11, 2006
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Time: BushWacked - A Spoken Opera at 8:00PM;
Rozanne Levine & The New Reed Quartet at 10PM
Place: The Stone, NW Corner of Avenue C & East Second Street in the East Village, NYC
Admission: $10 per set; students 13-19 half price, children 12 & under free
Acoustics announces the NYC premiere of Mark Whitecage's BushWacked - A Spoken Opera" at one of New York's best spots for listening, The Stone. The performance features Roy Campbell, Jr. - trumpet and vocals, Rozanne Levine - Bb and alto clarinets, Mark Whitecage - alto sax and Bb clarinet, Joe Fonda - bass, and Jay Rosen - drums. This special event takes place at 8PM. Then at 10PM Mark and Rozanne are joined by Perry Robinson on Bb and sopranino clarinets and Matt Snyder on Bb and bass clarinets for a rare appearance as Rozanne Levine &The New Reed Quartet with guests Roy Campbell, Jr.; Joe Fonda and Jay Rosen.
In creating his spoken word opera BushWacked", Mark Whitecage focused his outrage at the criminal gang in Washington, gathered text and like-minded musicians, and produced a hard-hitting and sometimes angry indictment of the Bush Crime Family, all without losing the sense of swing and intensity he is known for!! 'BushWacked' is an impressive, bold and timely work from alto sax wiz, Mark Whitecage, and his new crew," said Bruce Lee Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery, speaking of Mark's just-released BushWacked" CD on the Acoustics label.
Rozanne Levine & The New Reed Quartet is an alliance of old friends discovering a new sound. All four musicians bring to the project a wealth of musical experience and each contributes a sound and sensibility all their own. The New Reed Quartet is evolving and still realizing its freewheeling, intimate sound. They find immense joy in their telepathic improvisations, but are also exploring compositions by Thelonious Monk and by members of the quartet.