JOE MARSALA

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Joe Marsala (January 4, 1907 – March 4, 1978) was an Italian-American jazz clarinetist and songwriter, born and initially based in Chicago, Marsala moved to New York City in 1933 at the request of Wingy Manone. It was in NYC that Joe found his greatest success as the leader of the 1936 band that entered the Hickory House on 52nd Street. He remained there as leader for ten years.

Primarily self-taught, Joe and his brother Marty(trumpet)hung out in the early 1920s behind the clubs on the south side of Chicago listening to and absorbing the music called jazz. He was active during the big band era though he preferred the smaller combos of six or seven in which each member could really swing. Marsala is notable as one of the early employers of drummers Buddy Rich and Shelley Manne, jazz harpist Adele Girard whom he later married,guitarist Charlie Byrd, pianist Gene
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1936-19421936-1942
Classics 1996
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1944-19451944-1945
Classics 1996
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Greenwich Village SoundGreenwich Village Sound
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Timeless Holland 1998
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JOE MARSALA Joe Marsala And His Orchestra featuring Adele Girard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Marsala And His Orchestra featuring Adele Girard
Swing 1976
JOE MARSALA Joe Marsala And His Jazz Band 1944 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Marsala And His Jazz Band 1944
Swing 1983

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JOE MARSALA Lower Register album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lower Register
Swing 1981
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1936-1942
Swing 1994
JOE MARSALA The Chronogical Classics: Joe Marsala 1944-1945 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronogical Classics: Joe Marsala 1944-1945
Swing 1996

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Lover / Don't Let It End
Swing 1945

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