Warne Marsh

Genres: Jazz
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1927, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 18 December 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. Tenor saxophonist Marsh first played professionally in the early 40s with the Hollywood Canteen Kids, later working with Hoagy Carmichael’s Teenagers. By the end of the decade, he had spent time in Buddy Rich’s band and had also begun an important association as student and sideman of Lennie Tristano. In the late 40s and early 50s, he made a number of milestone recordings with temporary musical partners such as Lee Konitz, among them ‘Wow’, ‘Crosscurrent’ and ‘Marshmallow’. The 50s and 60s saw Marsh active mainly in teaching and there were only occasional forays into playing and recording with, among others, Art Pepper and Joe Albany.

In the 70s he became rather more prominent, working with Supersax, Lew Tabackin and Konitz. He also toured overseas, attracting considerable attention from the more discerning...

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