MARION BROWN

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Marion Brown (September 8, 1931 – October 18, 2010) was a jazz alto saxophonist and ethnomusicologist. He is most well-known as a member of the 1960s avant-garde jazz in New York City, playing alongside musicians such as John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, and John Tchicai. He performed on Coltrane's landmark 1965 album Ascension.

Brown was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1931. He joined the Army in 1953 and in 1956 went to Clark College to study music. In 1960 Brown left Atlanta and studied pre-law at Howard University for two years. He moved to New York in 1962 where he befriended poet Amiri Baraka and many musicians such as Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Pharaoh Sanders, Paul Bley and Rashied Ali. He appeared on several important albums from this period such as Shepp's Fire Music and New Wave in Jazz, but most notably John Coltrane's Ascension.

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MARION BROWN Marion Brown Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marion Brown Quartet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
MARION BROWN Three for Shepp album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Three for Shepp
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
MARION BROWN Marion Brown Septet : Juba-Lee album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marion Brown Septet : Juba-Lee
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
MARION BROWN Le temps Fou (OST) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Le temps Fou (OST)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1968
MARION BROWN Why Not album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Why Not
Avant-Garde Jazz 1968
MARION BROWN Afternoon of a Georgia Faun album cover 3.38 | 4 ratings
Afternoon of a Georgia Faun
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
MARION BROWN Geechee Recollections album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Geechee Recollections
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
MARION BROWN Sweet Earth Flying album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Sweet Earth Flying
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
MARION BROWN Vista album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Vista
Fusion 1975
MARION BROWN Creative Improvisation Ensemble (with Leo Smith) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Creative Improvisation Ensemble (with Leo Smith)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
MARION BROWN Awofofora (Vista Series No. 1) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Awofofora (Vista Series No. 1)
Fusion 1976
MARION BROWN Reeds 'N Vibes (with Gunter Hampel) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reeds 'N Vibes (with Gunter Hampel)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
MARION BROWN Passion Flower album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Passion Flower
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
MARION BROWN November Cotton Flower album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
November Cotton Flower
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
MARION BROWN Soul Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Eyes
Post Bop 1979
MARION BROWN Gemini (with Gunter Hampel) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gemini (with Gunter Hampel)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
MARION BROWN Recollections - Ballads And Blues For Alto Saxophone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recollections - Ballads And Blues For Alto Saxophone
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
MARION BROWN Offering album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Offering
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
MARION BROWN Mirante Do Vale ~ Offering II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mirante Do Vale ~ Offering II
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
MARION BROWN Marion Brown & Jazz Cushion: Echoes Of Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marion Brown & Jazz Cushion: Echoes Of Blue
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000

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MARION BROWN Gesprächsfetzen (with Gunter Hampel) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gesprächsfetzen (with Gunter Hampel)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1968
MARION BROWN In Sommerhausen album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
In Sommerhausen
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
MARION BROWN Porto Novo album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Porto Novo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
MARION BROWN Marion Brown/Elliott Schwartz: Soundways album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marion Brown/Elliott Schwartz: Soundways
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
MARION BROWN Solo Saxophone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Saxophone
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
MARION BROWN La Placita - Live in Willisau album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La Placita - Live in Willisau
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
MARION BROWN Back To Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back To Paris
Post Bop 1980
MARION BROWN 79118 Live (aka Live In Japan) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
79118 Live (aka Live In Japan)
Post Bop 1983
MARION BROWN Marion Brown & Jazz Cussion : Native Land album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marion Brown & Jazz Cussion : Native Land
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
MARION BROWN Five Improvisations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Five Improvisations
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
MARION BROWN Marion Brown / Dave Burrell : LIVE AT THE BLACK MUSICIANS' CONFERENCE, 1981 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marion Brown / Dave Burrell : LIVE AT THE BLACK MUSICIANS' CONFERENCE, 1981
Post Bop 2018

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MARION BROWN Duets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duets
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
MARION BROWN Marion Brown - Gunter Hampel: Gemini + ... play Sun Ra 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marion Brown - Gunter Hampel: Gemini + ... play Sun Ra "live" in concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
MARION BROWN Geechee Recollections / Sweet Earth Flying album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Geechee Recollections / Sweet Earth Flying
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
MARION BROWN Three for Shepp / Vista album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Three for Shepp / Vista
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
MARION BROWN Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee Revisited album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee Revisited
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

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MARION BROWN Afternoon of a Georgia Faun

Album · 1970 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Sean Trane
While The ECM label holds a lot of prestige in my eyes, I have two main gripes about their overall output: a good deal of their releases are a bit too close to new-agey elevator music, or another consequent part is very close to obtuse dissonant music approaching music concrete. Needless to say that with Braxton’s presence on the present album, Afternoon is very much in the second category, this despite Chick Corea or Bernie Maupin’s inputs.

Don’t start running away either, because if I spoke of dissonance, it’s still quite bearable, because the music is quite reflective and descriptive (of the Georgia Faun soundscapes), and you won’t have to deal with the raging madness of Peter Brotzmann’s sonics. It’s also easy to dismiss this kind of album as “something done 100 times before”, but the album was released in 1970, which means that it is more of a groundbreaker in the genre than a consolidating block. It’s rather difficult for me to describe the two lengthy pieces (one aside), because I somewhat lack the tools of comprehension and the patience for this type of music. Of course, it’s not hard to imagine a deep forest where different species of animals are occupying the territory like a woodpecker via percussions, other birds via the wind instrument’s squeaks and some mammals ‘s growls via Braxton and Brown’s sax squeals. Maybe extra kudos should be given to the musicians for not taking the easy way out by playing on creek/river, rain or wind sounds, but thinking about it now, it might have made the album more accessible. Which I’m sure was not the intended goal.

MARION BROWN Sweet Earth Flying

Album · 1974 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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darkprinceofjazz
Here is a nice slice of 70's jazz you don't hear much about, Marion Brown's Sweet Earth Flying, in my mind,this music is a direct decedent of the mid 60's free bop albums from Miles Davis, a looseness to the music, an elastic style that bends the rules, but doesn't quite break them, the music never ventures too far into avant garde territory, Muhal Richard Abrams and Paul Bley alternate between acoustic and electric piano, I think they really drive this album, Brown has a unique style and sound on alto and soprano sax, he enters in to the tunes in a shy way, understated, but gradually builds up momentum in each performance, Sweet Earth Flying was inspired by poet Jean Toomer, none of Toomer's poetry is actually used like on Geechee Recollections, but the music is what I like, Sweet Earth Flying was a nice treat, I will investigate more of Marion Brown.

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