MARILYN MAZUR

Avant-Garde Jazz / Post-Fusion Contemporary / World Fusion / Progressive Big Band / Fusion • United States
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Marilyn Mazur Percussionist, drummer, composer, bandleader

MM was born in New York 1955. She has been living in Denmark since she was six years old. As a child and teenager she studied classical piano and ballet. (Her career as a dancer started, when she joined The Creative Dance Theater in 1971). She formed her first band Zirenes in 1973, and by 1975 she was working regularly as percussionist, drummer and singer for various groups. Her breakthrough on the Danish scene happened with the popular fusion band Six Winds and as leader of the all women music-theatre group Primi Band. MM studied at The Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen, but she is primarily self taught on her many instruments, drawing on inspiration from music from all over the world. In 1983 she received The Ben Webster Award and formed the jazz quartet MM4 with saxophone player Uffe Markussen. Since then she has continued to
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MARILYN MAZUR Six Winds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Six Winds
Fusion 1982
MARILYN MAZUR Mazur Markussen Kvartet ‎: MM 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mazur Markussen Kvartet ‎: MM 4
Fusion 1984
MARILYN MAZUR Grandmothers Teaching (with Harry Beckett / Chris McGregor) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grandmothers Teaching (with Harry Beckett / Chris McGregor)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
MARILYN MAZUR Future Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Future Song
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
MARILYN MAZUR Small Labyrinths album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Small Labyrinths
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
MARILYN MAZUR Story of Multiplicity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Story of Multiplicity
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
MARILYN MAZUR Jordsange (with Vocal Group Ars Nova & Copenhagen Art Ensemble) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jordsange (with Vocal Group Ars Nova & Copenhagen Art Ensemble)
Progressive Big Band 2000
MARILYN MAZUR Daylight Stories album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Daylight Stories
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
MARILYN MAZUR Elixir (with Jan Garbarek) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Elixir (with Jan Garbarek)
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2008
MARILYN MAZUR Celestial Circle album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Celestial Circle
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2011
MARILYN MAZUR Flamingo Sky album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Flamingo Sky
World Fusion 2014
MARILYN MAZUR Shamania album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shamania
World Fusion 2019
MARILYN MAZUR Maluba Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Maluba Orchestra
Progressive Big Band 2019

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MARILYN MAZUR Circular Chant album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Circular Chant
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1995
MARILYN MAZUR All the Birds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All the Birds
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
MARILYN MAZUR Marilyn Mazur Group ‎: Tangled Temptations & The Magic Box album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marilyn Mazur Group ‎: Tangled Temptations & The Magic Box
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2010

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Queen of Percussion
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006

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MARILYN MAZUR Flamingo Sky

Album · 2014 · World Fusion
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"Flamingo Sky" is the last to date studio album from Danish percussionist and composer Marilyn Mazur. Born in NYC to Polish and African-American parents and living in Denmark from she was a child, Marilyn played with some leading American jazz artists icluding Miles Davis late 80s band (never recorded though with him). On her solo albums Marilyn mixes world music,electronics and jazz in usually optimistic beautiful Neo-hippie brew.

"Flamingo Sky" is not an exemption, and even the cover art says it all. Small band consists of Mazur on percussion,occasional piano and singing, dreamy vocalist/percussionist Josefine Cronholm and guitarist/electronics wizard Krister Jonsson (plus electric bassist Klavs Hovman on two tracks). Based on Caribbean rhythms (steel pan or something what sounds as steel pan is dominating on many songs),album's music covers much wider territory than Latin jazz. Tasteful use of electronics makes music sounding more modern than let say Flora Purim works from seventies, groovy bass and true jazzy vocalize pushes it more towards acid jazz. Being very melodic with feel-able touch of psychedelia, songs quite surprisingly often recall some early 70s Allen Gong's compositions.

It happened to me seeing her playing live few years prior to the release of this album with bigger band on seaside open air Klaipeda jazz fest, similar music there sounded more arranged and orchestrated building shamanic show of sort. Studio album is less complex, a bit more lazy and easily radiates that almost euphoric atmosphere of late summer day somewhere in Latin America. Nice music somewhere between spiritual jazz and acid jazz, especially if you like lyrics about elephants using the phone and the butterflies.

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