MARK LEVINE

Hard Bop / Latin Jazz / Post Bop • United States
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Mark began playing jazz as a teenager in Daytona Beach, Florida. Continuing his education in Boston and New York, Mark studied with Hall Overton, Herb Pomeroy and Jaki Byard, before moving to California in 1966.

A key phase in Mark's education was a year spent in Woody Shaw's quartet. "Every night was serious school," says Mark.

Mark spent significant time working with Joe Henderson, Blue Mitchell, David Liebman and Harold Land, composing all the while. Joe recorded two of Mark's tunes on "Canyon Lady," the late tenor giant's only Latin jazz album. Mark returned the favor by playing two of Joe's classic compositions, "Inner Urge," and "A Shade Of Jade," on his 2000 release, "Serengeti."

His interest in Latin jazz led to work with Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Moacir Santos, Francisco Aguabella, Pete Escovedo, and Cal Tjader (including Cal's Grammy-winning Concord Jazz recording "La Onda Va Bien").

Mark has continued to pursue the Latin
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MARK LEVINE Up 'Til Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Up 'Til Now
Hard Bop 1977
MARK LEVINE Concepts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concepts
Hard Bop 1984
MARK LEVINE Smiley and Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smiley and Me
Hard Bop 1988
MARK LEVINE One Notch Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Notch Up
Hard Bop 1999
MARK LEVINE Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge : Hey, It’s Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge : Hey, It’s Me
Hard Bop 2000
MARK LEVINE Serengeti album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Serengeti
Latin Jazz 2001
MARK LEVINE Mark Levine & the Latin Tinge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mark Levine & the Latin Tinge
Latin Jazz 2001
MARK LEVINE Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge ‎: Isla album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge ‎: Isla
Latin Jazz 2003
MARK LEVINE Exact Change album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Exact Change
Hard Bop 2009
MARK LEVINE Off & On - The Music Of Moacir Santos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Off & On - The Music Of Moacir Santos
Latin Jazz 2009

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MARK LEVINE New Music From NY album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Music From NY
Hard Bop 2010
MARK LEVINE The Reunion Featuring Woody Shaw album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Reunion Featuring Woody Shaw
Post Bop 2010

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