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Mark Whitecage New CD Release: BushWacked-A Spoken Opera

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

One of the Top Ten Recordings of 2005 - Rex Butters, All About Jazz-LA

"Mark Whitecage and The Bi-Coastal Orchestra step up to the podium to 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 - LA

We are also announcing the complete updating of Mark's web site:

There you will find information on worldwide distributors of BushWacked (see below for ordering info and quantity discount offer from Acoustics) 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 upcoming 2006 concert info). 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:

and excerpts of all BushWacked tracks at CD Baby:

Great Stocking Stuffer!
BushWacked makes a great stocking stuffer and will have all your friends and relatives talking! You can buy just one copy, and to help you in the coming holiday gift-giving season, we are offering a quantity discount for those of you ordering 4 or more copies directly from Acoustics -- one copy is US$14. plus shipping, and if you buy 4 or more copies in the same order the price goes down to US$10. each plus shipping - a saving of US$4. per copy! Please e-mail me, Rozanne Levine, for more information -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NYC Performance Premiere of BushWacked - A Spoken Opera

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Mark Whitecage presents the NYC premiere of BushWacked - A Spoken Opera and also appears with Rozanne Levine & The New Reed Quartet at The Stone. Here are the details -

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
@ The Stone
NW Corner of Avenue C and East Second Street (look for small sign on door) New York City

NYC Premiere of Mark Whitecage's BushWacked - A Spoken Opera
Roy Campbell, Jr. - trumpet and vocals
Rozanne Levine - Bb and alto clarinets
Mark Whitecage - alto sax and Bb clarinet
Joe Fonda - bass
Jay Rosen - drums

Rozanne Levine and The New Reed Quartet
Perry Robinson - Bb and sopranino clarinets
Mark Whitecage - alto sax and Bb clarinet
Rozanne Levine - Bb and alto clarinets
Matt Snyder - Bb and bass clarinets
plus guests Campbell, Jr.; Fonda and Rosen

If you are attending IAJE on January 11 and want to hear some great music, come on down!!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Mark Whitecage and The Bi-Coastal OrchestraMark White
  • Press Release Date: 11/1/2005
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