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What We Talk About When We Talk About Melancholy

TO THE GOLDEN LADY IN HER GRAHAM CRACKER WINDOW CONTEMPLATION Mal Waldron & Marion Brown Songs of Love and Regret Free Lance : 1987 MB, alto sax; MW, piano. One of the joys of what we call jazz is the… Continue reading

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Going Home: Amina Claudine Myers Covers Marion Brown

NOVEMBER COTTON FLOWER SONG SUNDAY COMEDOWN Amina Claudine Myers Poems for Piano: The Piano Music of Marion Brown Sweet Earth : 1979 ACM, piano. While on the surface this would appear to be a combination of the AACM (Myers was… Continue reading

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Marion Brown, 1931-2010

IDITUS Marion Brown Septet Juba-Lee Fontana : 1966 MB, alto saxophone; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Alan Shorter, flugelhorn; Bennie Maupin, tenor; Dave Burrell,  piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Beaver Harris, drums. GESPRACHSFETZEN Marion Brown + Gunter Hampel Gesprachsfetzen Calig-Verlag : 1968… Continue reading

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Man v. Machine

SOUNDWAYS, PART TWO (Edit) Marion Brown/Elliott Schwartz Soundways Century : 1973 MB, alto sax, clarinet, piano, percussion, little instruments; ES, Arp synthesizer, piano, percussion, little instruments. In this corner! A saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist weighing in at trim 150 pounds, featuring… Continue reading

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The Mystery of Flight

SWEET EARTH FLYING, PART 3 ELEVEN LIGHT CITY, PART 1 Marion Brown Sweet Earth Flying Impulse : 1974 MB, alto and soprano sax; Muhal Richard Abrams, organ, electric piano, piano; Paul Bley, organ, electric piano, piano; James Jefferson, bass; Steve… Continue reading

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IMPROVISATION SIMILAR LIMITS PORTO NOVO Marion Brown Porto Novo Arista/Freedom : 1967 MB, alto sax; Maarten van Regteren Altena, bass; Han Bennink, drums. Many thanks to everyone who took part in our two contests last week. There were far fewer… Continue reading

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That Sound, That Soil

ONCE UPON A TIME BUTTERMILK BOTTOM Marion Brown Geechee Recollections Impulse : 1973 MB, alto and soprano sax, clarinet; Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet; James Jefferson, bass, cello; Steve McCall, drums; William Malone, autoharp, thumb piano; A. Kobena Adzenyah, African drums.… Continue reading

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