Tag Archives: Marion Brown

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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D:O DOES THE OSCARS
or: Our extremely belated best of 2011

PIGEON São Paulo Underground Três Cabeças Loucaras Cuneiform : 2011 Rob Mazurek, cornet, electronics; Guilherme Granado, keyboards, loops, samplers, percussion; Mauricio Takara, cavaquinhiro, drums, percussion, electronics; Richard Ribeiro, drums. You’re probably thinking: Isn’t it awfully late for a Best of 2011… Continue reading

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Ancestral Traveling

TRAVELIN’ MAN DEPARTURE #1 Stanley Cowell Musa: Ancestral Streams Strata East : 1974 SC, piano, electric piano, kalimba (African thumb piano). We’re not sure why it’s taken us so long to devote a post to the wonderful pianist and composer… Continue reading

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SIX FOR BROWN:
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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