Warne Marsh: Yardbird Suite


Yardbird Suite


Warne Marsh (tenor sax)


Warne Marsh (Atlantic 1291)

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Warne Marsh (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), Paul Motian (drums).

Composed by Charlie Parker


Recorded: New York, January 16, 1958


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Listening to any member of the Tristano School play a Bird/Diz/Monk standard is always a fascinating representation of the alteration of jazz styles. This track is certainly no exception, and right after an ordinary yet swinging statement of the melody, Marsh is off and running with his vertically improvised lines played mostly in the upper register. Marsh is in a playful mood here and leaves a bit more breathing room than on many of his other extended-line improvisations. Of special note is Marsh's polyrhythmic solo break and his bold playing after bassist Paul Chambers's solo.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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