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John Marshall


John Marshall was born in Wantagh, NY in 1952. From 1971 to 1991, he worked and recorded with a long list of jazz greats. Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, Lionel Hampton, Gerry Mulligan, Ornette Coleman, George Coleman, Buck Clayton, Mario Bauza and Dizzy Gillespie, to name only a few. Along the way, he constantly worked at perfecting his craft, studying with the great brass teacher Carmine Caruso as well as jazz trumpeter Lonnie Hillyer. He also led the Jazz quintet “The Bopera House” from 1987 to 1991, and stayed very busy as an in-demand studio player. In 1992 the West German Radio-Television (WDR) Big Band in Cologne, Germany, made him an offer he couldn’t refuse and he moved his base of operations there, assuming the position of their principal jazz trumpet soloist


Jazzloops / The Stolen Hour

Label: Cherry Red Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Disc 1: Jazzloops - T3; Afrik; Garrisoi; Sfrankl; Acloop; Calmozart; Aintpo; 1212; Digwot; L4; Nigepo.

Disc 2: The Stolen Hour - Craig’s Distended Train Ride Complications at Work; An Inescapable Encounter With Mrs. Pry; ; Yearning for the Stolen Hour; The Long Drive; An Unregulated Sunset; A Sideways Peek at Dreamtime; Snide Wisdom Involving the Immateriality of Time; The Stuff He Sees; Mia’s Timely Emergence From the East; Compatibility; Sharing the Stolen Hour.


Other Doors

Label: MoonJune Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Careless Eyes; Penny Hitch; Other Doors; Crocked Usage; Joy Of A Toy; A Flock Of Holes; Whisper Back; The Stars Apart; Now! Is The Time; Fell To Earth; The Visitors At The Window; Maybe Never; Back In Season; Backwards (Bonus Track); Out Of Interest (Bonus Track); Alice Clair (Bonus Track); Look You Know (Bonus Track).


The Dutch Lesson

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album; Between; The Soft Weed Factor; Lefty; Gesolreut; EPV; Down the Road; Ealing Comedy; 37 1/2; J.S.M.; Riff II; Chloe and the Pirates; Hazard Profile; Improvisation; Gesolreut Jam.


Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69

Label: My Only Desire Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Burblings For Bob; Molewrench Intro; Molewrench; Lullabye For A Lonely Child Intro; Lullabye For A Lonely Child; Down Another Road Intro; Down Another Road; The Barley Mow Intro; The Barley Mow; Aberdeen Angus Intro; Aberdeen Angus.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Tribute To The Late Drummer John Marshall From Soft Machine

Read "A Tribute To The Late Drummer John Marshall From Soft Machine" reviewed by Len Davis

On today's program we pay tribute to the late drummer John Marshall with an uninterrupted bracket of music from Soft Machine. We follow that with music from Yellow Jackets, Dave Weckl, Steve Weingart, Tom Kennedy, then close it out with Tribal Tech, Scott Kinsey and Joe Zawinul.Playlist Soft Machine “Fell To earth" from Other ...


Article: Album Review

Soft Machine: The Dutch Lesson

Read "The Dutch Lesson" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Soft Machine had played in Rotterdam several times before this 1973 show in the small theater De Lantaren. But this version of the band was relatively new. One of the earliest shows by the quartet of electric bassist Roy Babbington, Karl Jenkins (on multiple horns and electric piano), keyboardist Mike Ratledge and drummer John Marshall was ...


Article: Album Review

Graham Collier: Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69

Read "Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69" reviewed by Chris May

In 1969, when the composer and bassist Graham Collier took his sextet to Stockholm Jazz Days to give a live performance of their album Down Another Road (Fontana, 1969), the presence of a British band onstage at a European jazz festival was exceptional. The idea that British musicians would one day have their names on the ...


Penumbra II

Label: Jazz In Britain
Released: 2022
Track listing: First Movement; Second Movement; Third Movement.


Article: Album Review

Karl Jenkins: Penumbra II

Read "Penumbra II" reviewed by Chris May

Multi-instrumentalist Sir Karl William Pamp Jenkins CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) is a successful composer of classical, film and TV music. But before he went over to the Dark Side, the then plain old Karl Jenkins was a member of the Rebel Alliance and a pivotal presence in British jazz rock. He ...


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