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About Warne Marsh

Warne Marsh was an American tenor saxophonist, a jazz
musician noted for his devotion to purely lyrical improvisation.

Born: 10/27/1927, Los Angeles

Died: 12/18/1987 Hollywood

  • Outstanding Tenor Saxophonist of his era

  • Performed with Miles Davis in the nonet performances

  • Exposed to Lennie Tristano's teachings 1946-47

  • Became one of Lennie Tristano's teachers in 1948

  • Became Tristano's sideman in 1948

  • Played as leader and sideman throughout his playing career in the U.S. and abroad

  • Pursued high musical goals such as achieving clear and continuous linear improvisation that remained spontaneous

  • This spontaneity of linear improvisation was realized in Ne plus ultra (1969) and Allmusic (1976)

  • Life was cut dramatically short during a performance of Out of Nowhere

  • Extensive Bibliography and Discography in The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz Second Edition, Edited by Barry Kerntela, Vol. 2, Macmillan Publishers Limited, London Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, N.Y., copyright 2002.

  • Warne Marsh's life dedicated to sharing the American Jazz art form across the world.






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