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 tune of jazz saxophonist, Warne Marsh. Safford Chamberlain follows the artist from his begin in formative years bands just like the Hollywood Canteen children and The Teen-Agers via his reports below Lennie Tristano, his terrific taking part in of the Fifties, his disappearance from public view within the Sixties, his re-emergence within the Seventies, and his belated acceptance within the Eighties as one of many most interesting tenor avid gamers of the post-World struggle II period. via interviews with the Marsh friends and family, Chamberlain bargains an inside of view of Marsh's deepest lifestyles, together with his struggles with drug abuse. specific research of remarkable performances enhances the private tale, whereas an greatly researched discography and images demonstrate the private and non-private face of this specified performer.

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

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