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Warne Marsh

Marsh came from an affluent background: his father was the cinematographer Oliver T. Marsh (1892-1941), and his mother Elizabeth was a violinist. Mae Marsh, the actress, was his aunt. He was tutored by Lennie Tristano, and along with Lee Konitz became one of the pre-eminent saxophonists of the Tristano- inspired "Cool School". He was often recorded in the company of other Cool School musicians, and remained one of the most faithful to the Tristano philosophy of improvisation, the faith in the purity of the long line, the avoidance of licks and emotional chain-pulling, the concentration on endlessly mining the same small body of jazz standards

Live in Schauburg, Bremen, Germany, 1983

Read "Live in Schauburg, Bremen, Germany, 1983" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The history of jazz is not only a story of great individuals, but also a narrative of partnerships that have shaped the development of the music. Just think of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. There's also a proud tradition of combining saxophone and piano with ...

ARTICLE: THE JAZZ LIFE

How to Play a Tin Whistle Like Michael Brecker

Read "How to Play a Tin Whistle Like Michael Brecker" reviewed by Peter Rubie

I was talking to a musician friend of mine the other day, asking her how her move from Brooklyn to Forrest Hills was going. She said, “I love it! I love the neighborhood and best of all, musically, I'm not running any more jam sessions at the moment, just doing gigs—and practicing! It's great."

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nico Gori Sea Side Quartet: Opposites

Read "Opposites" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Disco doppio per Nico Gori e il suo quartetto Sea Side (i musicisti gravitano tutti in prossimità della riviera tirrenica), la cui singolare genesi il clarinettista e sassofonista ci ha raccontato nella recente intervista che gli abbiamo fatto. L'album, fedele al titolo, mostra due facce quasi opposte del musicista toscano: nel primo CD, Ballads, ...

ARTICLE: THE JAZZ LIFE

To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education

Read "To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education" reviewed by Peter Rubie

I've been thinking a lot about how jazz is taught recently. I realize now, my search for a real musical education was not a simple thing, but a series of life changing moments. My son, on the other hand, is planning to study music in college after he finishes high school. Though it would fill his ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEW

Sounds: Inside Stories of Jazz Studio Sessions By Famed Recording Engineer Max Bolleman

Read "Sounds: Inside Stories of Jazz Studio Sessions By Famed Recording Engineer Max Bolleman" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Sounds: Inside Stories of Jazz Studio Sessions Max Bolleman 256 Pages ISBN: #978-90-820456-1-1 (Self-Published) 2018 When it comes to recorded jazz, most diehard fans have definitive tastes in how they want their music to sound and be reproduced at home and on the go. It is not unusual to ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Mark Turner Quartet Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Mark Turner Quartet Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS

Mark Turner did not sit still in the past year. The American saxophonist released a successful duo album on ECM Records with pianist Ethan Iverson and played alongside famed trumpeter Tom Harrell at the Village Vanguard. This performance at BIMHUIS features his brand new band, after his sold-out performances as a member of Fly, the all-star ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Both of These Guys Are Not Like the Other

Read "Both of These Guys Are Not Like the Other" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

"You take the hot road and I'll take the cool road and . . . “ when you've got a podcast about polar opposites Art Blakey and Warne Marsh you just know some odd stuff is gonna happen. Like finding out that the masterminds behind Steely Dan produced one of Marsh's later efforts, or that Blakey's ...

ARTICLE: THE JAZZ LIFE

A Professional Jazz Musician? Really? What's That?

Read "A Professional Jazz Musician? Really? What's That?" reviewed by Peter Rubie

I've been around as a musician long enough to understand when a promoter or booker ghosts me. “Yeah, sure, send me an email," they say in that sincere way that sounds like someone saying, “Of course I love you" just to shut you up. It comes with the territory, and a musician has to be Zen ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson: Temporary Kings

Read "Temporary Kings" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

La collaborazione tra il pianista Ethan Iverson e il sassofonista Mark Turner risale ai primi anni '90, quando entrambi partecipavano alle jam session che si tenevano a New York City, per poi ritrovarsi nel decennio successivo a suonare insieme nel Billy Hart Quartet. L'esperienza con quel gruppo dura ancora oggi anche se con soli tre album ...


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