RIP Mark Whitecage

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

There are musicians you always wanted to see live, but somehow it doesn’t work out. This was the case for me with Mark Whitecage for years. Then I was able to catch him with the Nu Band at the German-American Institute in Heidelberg two years ago. It was a great gig and he was in a great mood and entertained the audience with anecdotes and his varied playing. Now the wonderful saxophonist and clarinetist has passed away at the age of 83.