An Unsung Cat: The Life and Music of Warne Marsh (Studies in by Safford Chamberlain,Gary Foster

By Safford Chamberlain,Gary Foster

An Unsung Cat explores the lifestyles and song of jazz saxophonist, Warne Marsh. Safford Chamberlain follows the artist from his commence in formative years bands just like the Hollywood Canteen youngsters and The Teen-Agers via his reports lower than Lennie Tristano, his excellent enjoying of the Nineteen Fifties, his disappearance from public view within the Nineteen Sixties, his re-emergence within the Seventies, and his belated attractiveness within the Nineteen Eighties as one of many most interesting tenor avid gamers of the post-World battle II period. via interviews with the Marsh friends and family, Chamberlain bargains an within view of Marsh's deepest lifestyles, together with his struggles with drug abuse. specified research of remarkable performances enhances the private tale, whereas an broadly researched discography and images show the private and non-private face of this special performer.

In addition to the ebook, Scarecrow is happy to supply a better half compact disc, published by way of Storyville files. The tracks at the CD offer a consultant sampling of Marsh's most sensible paintings, whereas delivering a old evaluation of his improvement, from the start music, "Apple Honey," that is a personal, low-fidelity tape from an NBC radio broadcast in 1945 of the Hoagy Carmichael convey, to the ultimate song, "Sweet and Lovely," captured months ahead of his dying in 1987.

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