Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Music for Prancing
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Warne Marsh should be a household name in jazz
ornen | Norway | 04/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"But it isn't, and it's truly a shame. W.M.'s playing comes out of the Lennie Tristano school, and he is most known for his successful stint with Lee Konitz in Tristano's band. On this album, Marsh proves to be an excellent leader. His authority is clear, he really swings, his phrasing is relaxed, his tone is beautiful, round and deep, but sometimes also with a welcome edge, and his ideas are fluid and intelligent. This is a truly fine album by a great player, and it's worth many hours of listening!"
Get it while you can!
BebopBoomer | 02/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marsh is the unknown half of the amazing Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh duets. Konitz achieved fame by being 'discovered' by Miles Davis, but no one discovered Marsh. Both were students of the unusual pianist Lennie Tristano. I expected to miss Konitz, but this cd demonstrates that Marsh's lyricism stands on its own. Amazing music, should be required listening for any aspiring improvisers. This stuff is disappearing fast."
Be aware of what you are and aren't getting here.
BebopBoomer | Virginia | 03/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love Warne Marsh's playing; he was a truly different sound on tenor and all his recordings which I have heard are worthwhile, including this one. But there are two problems here which may bother potential buyers. First, this is a very brief sampling of Marsh! The CD comes in at under 31 minutes total,and generous solo space is allotted to pianist Ball and bassist Mitchell. My rough guess is that there's about 10-15 minutes of actual playing by WM himself on this CD. Second, the sound transfer from LP to CD has,for whatever reason,not been well done; there is very audible surface hissing/crackling. If you are an audiophile (I'm not) I suspect these technical flaws will be very annoying. Given these flaws, I'd call this a CD for Warne Marsh worshippers only. Four stars for his playing, two for the recording's brevity and so-so technical quality."