born on 4/10/1938 in Concord, NH, United States
Links www.marklevine.com (English)
Mark Levine (musician)
Mark Levine is a 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.
- 1977: Up 'til Now (Catalyst Records)
- 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
- 2007: Pilgrims Progress
- 2009: Off & On, the Music of Moacir Santos
- 2010: New Music From New York
- 2010:Live at the Reunion with Woody Shaw
With Houston Person
- Underground Soul! (Prestige, 1966)
With Moacir Santos
- Saudade (Blue Note, 1974)