Mark Levine offers lengthy mastered the uncommon two times of piano and valve trombone, getting equally skilled on both tools. Levine graduated from Boston College or university in 1960 having a music level. He shifted to NY shortly later on, freelancing and using a number of best players including Houston Person (1966), Mongo Santamaria (1969-1970), Willie Bobo (1971-1974), Joe Henderson, and Gabor Szabo. Levine relocated to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA in the middle-’70s where he used Woody Shaw (1975-1976), the Blue Mitchell/Harold Property Quintet (1975-1979), Joe Henderson, Stan Getz, Bobby Hutcherson, Luis Gasca, and Cal Tjader (1979-83). Since that time Levine has mainly led his very own groups. For a couple years, he de-emphasized the piano and sought to produce a living being a valve trombonist, but ultimately understood that he could easily get more are a pianist. Tag Levine provides led pieces for Catalyst (1976) and Concord (1983 and 1985).