Warne Marion Marsh was an American tenor saxophonist. Born in Los Angeles, his playing first came to prominence in the 1950s as a protégé of pianist Lennie Tristano and earned attention in the 1970s as a member of Supersax.


While searching Apple Music / iTunes for my band Marshland’s new album, I came across this fun gem.

The first thing that strikes me is the blending of jazz and classical influences.

I really like the moments of edging toward more free playing.

Warne’s tone is very unassuming, almost brittle in an endearing way. I feel like I’m in the same room with him.