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The Warne Marsh Information
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
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 here.
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
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
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!