Michael Marcus

Michael Marcus has been an active member of the New York jazz scene for over twenty five years. In the 1980's and 1990's Michael became a prominent figure on the “free jazz” scene...while always staying connected to the tradition!

Since releasing his debut recording as a leader, “Under The Wire” for Enja in 1991, he has continued to be part of the cutting edge in American improvised music, touring the festival and club circuits both in the US and Europe, as well as appearing on over thirty records for Soul Note, Justin' Time, Not Two, Boxholder, CIMP & Qwest/Warner.

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”Here is a soloist that has style, flair, and soul.” Ron Wynn, Jazz Times

“Michael Marcus comes out of Coltrane, Kirk, and Dolphy but has his own sound.” Thomas Conrad, Downbeat Magazine

“Lotus Symphony is a fertile rejoinder for the clarinet in modern improvisation.”-Clifford Allen Feb.2009

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Eric Dolphy Eric Dolphy
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sax, alto
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guitar, electric
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sax, tenor
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