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Marion Brown – Afternoon of a Georgia Faun CD


A rare moment of astonishingly daring ostentation. More of this should & should have happened. It’s got to contend for one of the best on paper line-ups ever – Anthony Braxton, Andrew Cyrille, Bennie Maupin, Jeanne Lee, Chick Corea, Gayle Palmoré, William Green, Larry Curtis, Billy Malone & at the crown of it all – Mr Marion Brown himself. Marion presiding over such a session makes the prospect of those figures even more exciting. This was still very much in the nucleus of Marion’s ultra Avant phase (1970). If you don’t already know of his work during this spectrum, he was one of the wildest cards in the deck, & not due to any obvious or straightforward quality or approach but by much more unique means, principles & potencies. Continue reading Marion Brown – Afternoon of a Georgia Faun CD

Marion Brown – Geechee Recollections LP

Marion Brown-gechee recollectons

Magic! Not tea-cosies & sweet old-ladies wi’ hot-cross buns mind you. I am talking about some serious thaumaturgical, divination, shamanic shit here…& it’s DEEP! Marion Brown was a very special character. You could take ten of the best & have them play the same basic note/lick & I bet Marion would make it animate in his own quintessentially Marion manner that you could pick out quite easily. He plays with a rare honesty/vulnerability, total emersion & lack of pretension that’s unique as far as I have heard. Continue reading Marion Brown – Geechee Recollections LP