21 October 2010

Marion Brown - solo sax 1985



Here is Marion Brown in a solo performance. This is in a lyrical, pensive, thoughtful mood, just the alto sax and nothing else. It goes to show that there was a side to Marion Brown which I find enthralling and captivating. While he was a part of the "fire music" through his ESP albums, his collaborations with Coltrane and Shepp in the 60s, there was another side, beautifully captured here. And, I think, somewhat fitting as a piece of remembrance in view of his recent passing away. Sit down, lean back and let the thoughts wander to the music of Marion Brown.

Basic facts:

Marion Brown solo
18 April 1985
"The Joint", WBRS-FM
Winer Wing, USDAN Student Center
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

No titles here, but I'm sure listeners will recognise several in the course of the two sets, close to 70 minutes in all. This was up on the Dime network, so thanks to those who recorded/uploaded and seeded.

11 comments:

kinabalu said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/426342973/marionbrown1984-04-18.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/426342716/marionbrown1984-04-18.part2.rar

Bombshelter Slim said...

A subdued thanks, Kinbalu. I think I first heard Marion in '73, and have loved his music ever since. It was a sad day when I got the news, luckily much of his output is still available thanks to the digital age...

gilhodges said...

You're a prince, Kinabalu. And thanks for the Noah Howard, too.

trane said...

This is the setlist I had written in my notes

01. announcement > black and tan fantasy; 02. bolivar blues; 03. title 04. ask me now; 05. angel eyes; 06. title 07. i can't get started; 08. title 09. since i fell for you 10 title

RIP Marion

Jorge Alberto Mussuto said...

excelente solo de este extremado artista que pena que se haya ido:(

jazzbear said...

Fantastic !!
Thanks kinabalu

john said...

thank you for this; solo sax always welcome. And thanks to trane for the set details.

Arcturus said...

again, major major thanks for making this more widely available!

there's this pensive, languid side to his playing that's consistent throughout - slowly developing expositions & a reveling in the sound sustained tones - that can be heard even in what's probably his most consistently high energy date, Porto Novo - & really shines in solo dates


very much looking fwd to hearing this one - thanks!

matt w said...

Again, subdued thanks. This is lovely stuff, like most of his other work -- lots more gentle than most people think.

I have the tracks in a somewhat different order than trane, mostly that it starts with "angel eyes," and I recognized a couple more titles:

1. Angel Eyes 2. unknown 3. I Can't Get Started 4. Hurry Sundown 5. Since I Fell for You 6. Black and Tan Fantasy 7. Round Midnight 8. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (or however that's spelled) 9. La Placita 10. Ask Me Now

Wallofsound said...

Thank you.

H.K said...

thank you...