Mark Nauseef

Mark Nauseef ( born June 11, 1953 in Cortland, New York) is an American jazz percussionist.

Nauseef studied gamelan in Java at KRT Wasitodiningrat and Bali with I Nyoman Wenten, indian drums with Pandit Taranath Rao, Ghanaian drums and dance at Kobla and Alfred Ladzekpo, Beatrice Lawluvi and Cornelius Kweku Ganyo and from 1985 to 1987 contemporary Western percussion techniques at the California Institute of the Arts at John Bergamo, Glen Velez. He was also a student of Steve Reich and Trilok Gurtu.

Nauseef worked as a drummer of various rock bands such as Elf, Velvet Underground, Jack Bruce, Ian Gillan Band, Jon Lord, Thin Lizzy and G-Force. In 1987 he collaborated with the composer Lou Harrison. Nauseef moved to Germany and lives in Hamburg. Here he worked with jazz musicians Joachim Kühn, David Torn, Markus Stockhausen, Rabih Abou -Khalil and the producer / engineer Walter Quintus.

Over time, he has performed with such diverse musicians such as Steve Swallow, L. Shankar, Hamza El Din, Gary Moore, Kyai Kunbul, Andy Summers, Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, Tony Oxley Tomasz Stanko, Kenny Wheeler, Edward Vesala, Thelma Houston, Charlie Mariano, Phil Lynott and George Lewis on.

Moreover, he, alongside Walter Quintus, as a co-producer of a number plate with traditional Balinese and Javanese music.


  • The Velvet Underground: Final V.U. 1971-1973, 2001 ( album 3 )
  • Sarabande, Jon Lord with The Hungarian Philharmonic, Andy Summers, LP 1976, CD 1999
  • Ian Gillan: Child in Time, with John Gustafson, Ray Fenwick and Roger Glover 1976

Eddie Hardin: Wizard 's Convention, 1976 Ian Gillan Band: Clear Air Turbulence, 1977 Ian Gillan Band: Scarabus, 1977

  • The Boys Are Back in Town 1978 Live in Sydney with Thin Lizzy
  • G-Force, 1980, with Gary Moore, Tony Newton, Willie Dee and Joachim Kühn
  • Philip Lynott: Solo in Soho, in 1980 with Gary Moore, Mark Knopfler, among others,
  • Philip Lynott: The Philip Lynott Album, in 1982 with Mark Knopfler, Mel Collins, Pierre Moerlen, Gary Moore, among others,
  • Nightline New York, Joachim Kühn with Michael Brecker, Billy Hart, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Gomez, 1981
  • Information, 1981, with Joachim Kühn and George Kochbeck
  • Personal note, in 1982, with Joachim Kühn and Trilok Gurtu Jan Akkerman, Detlev Beier, George Kochbeck
  • Sura, 1983, with Joachim Kühn, Markus Stockhausen, Trilok Gurtu and David Torn
  • Wun Wun, 1985, with Jack Bruce, Trilok Gurtu and Walter Quintus
  • Dark, 1986, to Catherine Guard, Leonice Shinneman and Mark London Sims
  • Dark: Tamna Voda, 1989, with L. Shankar, Miroslav Tadic and David Torn
  • Jack Bruce: A Question Of Time with Allan Holdsworth, Tony Williams, Ginger Baker, Albert Collins, Nicky Hopkins, Zakir Hussain, 1989
  • Jack Bruce: Somethin Els with Dave Liebman, Eric Clapton, Trilok Gurtu, Clem Clempson, among other things, 1993
  • The Jack Bruce Collector's Edition with Gary Moore, Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, among others, in 1996
  • Bracha, 1989, with Miroslav Tadić, David Philipson and John Bergamo
  • Let's Be Generous, 1991, with Miroslav Tadić, Joachim Kühn and Tony Newton
  • Keys To Talk By, with Dusan Bogdanovic and Miroslav Tadić, 1992
  • Rabih Abou -Khalil The Sultan's Picnic with Steve Swallow, Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Mariano, Milton Cardona, Nabil Khaiat, Howard Levy, Michel Godard, 1994
  • The Snake Music, 1994, with Miroslav Tadić, Jack Bruce, Markus Stockhausen, David Torn, Wolfgang puschnig and Walter Quintus
  • Sylvie Courvoisier Ocre with Pierre Charial, Michel Godard and Tony Overwater, 1996
  • Old Country, 1996, with Miroslav Tadić and Howard Levy
  • Birds of a Feather with Sylvie Courvoisier, 1997
  • Rabih Abou- Khalil Odd Times, in 1997 with Howard Levy, Nabil Khaiat, Michel Godard
  • Still Light, 1997, with Miroslav Tadić and Markus Stockhausen
  • Loose Wires, 1997, with Miroslav Tadić and Michel Godard
  • Kudsi Ergüner Otto Mania, 1999, Christof Lauer, Derya Türkan, Yves Rousseau, Michel Godard, Bruno Caillat, Mehmet Emin bitmez, Hakan Gungor, Najib Gulses
  • With Space in Mind, solo percussion 2000
  • Islam Blues, 2001, with Nguyen Le and Renaud Garcia- Fons
  • Gazing Point, 2002, Kudsi Erguner and Markus Stockhausen
  • Evident, 2004, Joëlle Léandre with
  • Snakish, with Wadada Leo Smith, Miroslav Tadic, Walter Quintus, Katya Quintus, 2005
  • Albert, Ikue Mori with Walter Quintus and Sylvie Courvoisier, 2006
  • At the Le Mans Jazz Festival, Joëlle Léandre with Maggie Nicols, Irene Schweizer, William Parker, India Cooke, Markus Stockhausen, Paul Lovens, Sebi Tramontana, Carlos Zingaro, 2006
  • Places, Raymond Theler with Walter Quintus and Marcio Doctor, 2008
  • No Matter, with Bill Laswell, Markus Stockhausen and Kudsi Ergüner, 2008
  • Air, Dave Liebman with Marcio Doctor, Walter Quintus, Markus Stockhausen, and others, 2011
  • Kibyoshi, Ikue Mori with Makigami Koichi, DVD 2011
  • City Of Leaves, Sussan Deyhim with Bill Laswell, Kudsi Ergüner, and others, 2011
  • Near nadir, with Ikue Mori, Evan Parker and Bill Laswell, 2011
  • Spaces & Spheres, with Stefano Scodanibbio, Tara Bouman, Fabrizio Ottaviucci, Markus Stockhausen, 2013