|Tags:||under 2000 listeners jazz|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs other databases wikidata|
Stephen Marcus, 18 September 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 25 September 2005, New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA. Tenor saxophonist Steve The Count Marcus studied at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston (1959-61) before joining Stan Kentons Orchestra in 1963. From 1967-70, he played proto jazz rock with the Herbie Mann Group as well as for diverse bands including those of Woody Herman and the Jazz Composers Orchestra. In the early 70s, he played with Larry Coryell in the fusion outfit Fourplay before forming his own Counts Rock Band (1973-75). He returned to straightforward jazz when he joined Buddy Rich in 1975, and played with him regularly over the next 10 years. After Richs death, Marcus took over the leadership of his band, and occasionally worked on his own. At the start of the new millennium he reunited with Coryell in the Counts Jam Band. His tenor playing blended R&B stylings with the influence of John...