Warne Marsh: I've Got You Under My Skin


I've Got You Under My Skin


Warne Marsh (tenor sax)


Live at Dana Point, 1957 (VSOP 112)

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Warne Marsh (tenor sax), Joe Albany (piano), Bob Whitlock (bass),

Red Martinson (drums)


Composed by Cole Porter


Recorded: live at The Galleon Room, Dana Point, CA, October 7, 1957


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

After a 1948 stint with Buddy Rich's big band, Warne Marsh immersed himself in all things Lennie Tristano, performing almost exclusively with either the famed pianist and/or fellow Tristano protégé Lee Konitz. In the mid- to late-'50s, Marsh began recording as a leader more often, influenced still by his mentor's methods yet incorporating new musicians and an expanded repertoire. Two of the finest recordings from this stage include a 1958 trio date with Paul Chambers and Paul Motian (see, for example, "Yardbird Suite") and this massive set of standards captured live on the West Coast in October 1957. Of the 18 standards on this double-disc release, "I've Got You Under My Skin" is among the highlights. The prime Marsh is when he's in both soulful and playful moods simultaneously, diving deep into a tune's melody to deliver a seamless yet unanticipated improvised line that manages to reveal the essence of any given tune. This tune, as with much of this set, finds Marsh in just that mood.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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