Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lawrence Marable - Tenorman

Born in Los Angeles on May 21, 1929, Lawrence (actually Larance) Marable was already a professional drummer by age 18. He made his name during LA's fertile post-war years, playing with Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, Hampton Hawes, Zoot Sims, Charlie Parker and others. Into the fifties, he worked Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Kenny Drew, Sonny Stitt, Wes Montgomery, George Shearing, Johnny Griffin and many more. He has always been on of the finest, most swinging drummers in Los Angeles. Although the late sixties was a bad time for jazz everywhere and Marable faded off the scene, he came back strong in the seventies working with Bobby Hutcherson, Dex, Griff, Milt Jackson and Supersax among others. He is currently active as a member of Charlie Haden's Quartet West...
Michael Cuscuna

From the booklet

Lawrence Marable
(feat. James Clay)


1 The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Arlen, Koehler)  4:35
2 Easy Living (Robin, Rainger)  4:29
3 Minor Meeting (Clark)  4:30
4 Airtight (Geller)  3:38
5 Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)  4:45
6 Three Fingers North (Clark)  4:25
7 Lover Man (Davisn Sherman)  4:10
8 Marbles (Clark)  4:15
9 In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington)  3:27

[# 1-8]
James Clay - ts
Sonny Clark - p
James Bond - b
Lawrence Marable - dr
Recorded at Capitol Recording Studios, Los Angeles ; August 1956
[# 9]
James Clay - ts
Bobby Timmons - p
James Bond - b
Peter Littman - dr
Recorded at the Forum Theatre, Los Angeles ; July 25, 1956


Melanchthon said...

fgruben said...

Thank you for this rare one!

Descargador said...

Muchas Gracias Mel!!

Arun said...

Can you please re-up. Thanks.

woolfnotes said...

Wonderful drummer. Request for re-up seconded!