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Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: September 8, 1931 | Died: October 10, 2010

Marion Brown made his name as an alto saxophonist after mastering clarinet and oboe, and established himself in the forefront of the free jazz movement.

Born in Atlanta, on Sept. 8, 1931, he moved to Harlem as a teenager. In the 50s he studied music at Clark College, Atlanta and law at Howard University, Washington, DC. He spent 18 months playing the clarinet in an army band on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. In 1962 he moved back to New York to play jazz full time, and was mentored by Ornette Coleman. His first musical exposure came with Archie Shepp, and he quickly gained a reputation after playing on John Coltrane's historic “Ascension.”...
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Featured recording “Why Not?”

Why Not?

ESP Disk
2010
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    Geechee Recollections / Sweet Earth Flying

    RCA
    2011
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    Vista

    RCA
    2011
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    Marion Brown: Why Not?


    2010
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    Why Not?

    ESP Disk
    2010
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    Why Not?

    RCA
    2009
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    Echoes Of Blue

    RCA
    2000
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    Gemini + Play "Live" Sun Ra Compositions

    RCA
    1993
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