Page last updated
01 Nov 2013
The Warne Marsh Information Site
There is an ever increasing interest in the
life and music of the late jazz tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, born Los Angeles, California, 26 October, 1927, died North Hollywood,
California, 18 December, 1987. There are many who consider Warne Marsh
to be one of the most creative improvisers in the history of jazz music.
In the recent past, three books have been
published dealing with the life and music of this musician:
"An Unsung Cat" written by Safford Chamberlain, and published by The Scarecrow
Press, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, Maryland 20706, USA (ISBN 0-8108-3718-8) and a
quite remarkable novel "Out Of Nowhere" by Marcus M. Cornelius - available
In addition to these two, John Klopotowski who both studied and played with
Warne Marsh in the early 1980's, has published an on-line book which can be
This book combines the story of Warne Marsh, his
music, and his teaching methods in an informed and inspiring way, and includes
sound links to recordings mentioned in the text. John tells me the book
has had almost 35,000 reads so far.
Many years ago, I began a Warne Marsh discography. In the course of adding and
editing information, I gradually found myself in contact with many other Marsh
enthusiasts around the world. Eventually, I had the idea of presenting the
discography and any other Marsh information on a web site so as to be
available for anyone who has a similar interest.
I would welcome contributions from anyone who has known, or worked with Warne
Marsh and has any anecdotes they feel would be of interest to others. I would
also appreciate your comments on the site - good or bad!