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Marion Brown

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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Geechee Recollections...
RCA
2011
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Vista
RCA
2011
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Marion Brown: Why Not?
Marion Brown: Why Not?

2010
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Why Not?
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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