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Warne Marsh: All Music

The late tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh played with a spontaneous, seat-of-the-pants creativity that puts today’s young, book-learned jazzers to shame. Early on, Marsh got nailed for being a “cool” player. True, his tone was a little on the pale side, but in the years after he left pianist-mentor Lennie Tristano, Marsh’s phrasing loosened and his swing became more pronounced.

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