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Hey guys, I've gotten really into Warne Marsh over the last 6 month or so, and I've accumulated as many recordings as I can find that have been reissued and I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find some more. I have all the easiest ones to find, off of iTunes and eMusic, but I can't get enough of this guy, I love every part of his playing. truely original and fantastic. Any help would be great. I already contacted the person who runs http://www.warnemarsh.info/ and didn't have any luck getting any more recordings because he doesn't trade anymore. Thanks for anyhelp
 

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"Apogee" is one of my all-time faves!!
I had a cassette copy that i burned up years ago listening to so much. I knew I needed to find another a few years ago, but couldn't find a re-release, so I made a plea on PapaJazz's (Dayton, OH) extensive email list, and you know who came to rescue and sent me a copy wanting no compensation? OSCAR TREADWELL! How cool is that! As far as I know, the only man to have tunes written for him by Bird and Mingus, willing to do this for a nobody like me!
Warne's and Christlieb's playing on this, the coming together of two really different players with unique sounds, is very, very cool. gonna go listen to it again!
(hi Tim!)
 

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Hi.....There's so many great Warne Marsh recordings out there
Check out:

Lennie Tristano Quintet - 'Live at Birdland' on Tristano's own 'Jazz Records' label. Warne plays great. 1949

Lee Konitz - 'Live at the Half Note' - check out his strech out lines and phrasing on these 'boring old standards'

Warne Marsh - 'Release Record, Send Tape' - This is on Peter Ind's label 'Wave'. Informal sessions from the late 50's and early 60s.

If you are into Warne Marsh make sure you check out tenor players Lenny Popkin and Jimmy Halperin, and Richard Tabnik on alto. Great Players.

You can get albums by all these guys and Warne Marsh at www.cadencebuilding.com
and www.newartistsrecords.com (for Popkin and Tabnik)

Enjoy.
Adam

PS....I'm not getting any sort of payment for plugging the above players, record labels and online stores. I just dig it and I'm trying to spread the word/
 

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I love Warne Marsh too. I was supposed to have a lesson with a guy named Steve Marsh here in the L.A. area. He has a myspace page and I liked his sound on the clips (mainly tenor player I think.) I thought maybe they could be related.
 

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Steve Marsh

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I love Warne Marsh too. I was supposed to have a lesson with a guy named Steve Marsh here in the L.A. area. He has a myspace page and I liked his sound on the clips (mainly tenor player I think.) I thought maybe they could be related.

Steve Marsh is someone YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT.

He plays great saxophone and is an outstanding person as well.

Steve would be a perfect study choice and I suggest you follow my words and check in with him- you certaily will learnmore than you even dreamed of.
PLUS- he can play as well as anyone.
 

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Back To Warne -

Ever read the book on him " Unsung Cat" ??


Check it.

also more Warne links ;

http://davidvaldez.blogspot.com/2007/05/warne-marsh-plays-abersold.html

http://www.mystrands.com/artist/1581/biography


http://www.rhapsody.com/warnemarsh


I'd suggest trying to find everything about Warne you can, not so much for the vibe of being a collection...but...more so education in the direction of a unique artist. He had a sound and a conception. Roots in the greats for sure,
but there will be nobody ever like him again.

He was a very good pianist too. And visionary in jazz. Warne had a sound that was WARNE, there are very few cats these days with an instantly recognizable individual sound-this to be especially true with saxophonists. It is really surprising because the saxophone is built for original sound. Listen to " Jaws" or " Prez" or " Hawk" or " Warne" or " Stan" . You'll hear the answer!
I find too many players have taken the elements of individuality via personal expression out of their sounds or music. They are so intent on what horn or mouthpiece a hero/fav' player uses that all else becomes lost. The actual personality in YOUR sound on the instrument has to be yours because that is the first thing someone hears.


Study of a master like Warne Marsh or Dexter, Bud Powell, Bach, Prez, Bird, Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Harold Land, Art Pepper and others is vital to your education as a saxophonist/musical traveler.Originality and understanding of where the music comes from is as important as anything.

Check out Warne. If you study Warne and Dexter Gordon and Prez and Hawk you'll have some real inspiration and information in your mind. Go ahead on with it!!:)











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Thanks Time for the advice and links.
I've been studying alot of Lester Young, Wardell Gray, and Warne Marsh lately. I went on a Dex binge for about 6 months, really learned alot from him.
 

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I just got my CD of Apogee in today, and it contains.... 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks! Very cool! There's so much going on here, even when the trio cuts out and Christlieb and Marsh are climbing all over each other. Great stuff- thanks for the info above, I'll have to check out more.
Brian
 

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I just picked up A Ballad Album in a used bin it is really great. You can hear the strong Lester Young influence on this one.
 

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I downloaded two tracks of Warne shedding with an aebersold and he had his tenor sounding like an alto. It was killin'...
 

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Please don't flame me. I've never been a huge fan of Warne Marsh. Note that Apogee is one of my favorite albums, but I just like it for Christlieb.
 

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Please don't flame me. I've never been a huge fan of Warne Marsh. Note that Apogee is one of my favorite albums, but I just like it for Christlieb.
As good as Christlieb is, I don't find him anywhere near as hip as Warne Marsh. Not even close.

Different strokes I guess :)
 
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