As a saxophonist and composer, Mark Lockheart's work often defies categorisation and crosses the boundaries of the jazz, new music and folk worlds. Mark came to prominence in the mid 1980s with the influential and radical big band Loose Tubes, which he toured with throughout the USA and Europe and recorded with until its demise in 1989. In the mid-nineties Mark toured extensively with Django Bates' Delightful Precipice. He joined Seb Rochford's Polar Bear in 2003. In 2005 Mark released Moving Air featuring John Parricelli, Martin France and Mark's muti-tracked reeds; this album has been described as his most personal album yet. "Lockheart is a consummate saxophonist and an original and versatile composer" - The Rough Guide to Jazz.