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Warne Marsh

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: October 26, 1927 | Died: December 17, 1987    

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...
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  • Warne Marsh & Lee Konitz: Two Not One


    2010
  • Two Not One

    Storyville Records
    2009
  • Ne Plus Ultra

    Hatology
    2006
  • More Jazz From The East Village

    Storyville
    2001
  • Posthumous

    Storyville
    1989
  • Newly Warne

    Storyville
    1989
  • Jazz Of Two Cities

    Storyville
    1983
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