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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

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Discography

Warne Marsh & Lee Konitz: Two Not One

Warne Marsh & Lee...

Unknown label
2010

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Two Not One

Two Not One

Storyville Records
2009

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Ne Plus Ultra

Ne Plus Ultra

Hatology
2006

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An Unsung Cat: The...

Storyville Records
2001

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