RIP Marion Brown

Marion Brown
Cover of Marion Brown

From The Stranger:

Saxophonist Marion Brown, who performed with jazz greats like John Coltrane, Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea and Archie Shepp, passed away Oct. 10, after enduring several years of poor health. Brown’s impact could also be felt in the rock and electronic-music spheres. The Michigan rock group His Name Is Alive played a tribute concert to Brown in 2004, and in 2007 released parts of the concert with studio versions as Sweet Earth Flower: A Tribute to Marion Brown on High Two Records. Superchunk and Savath & Savalas also paid homage to Brown with the tracks “Song For Marion Brown” (on Indoor Living) and “Two Blues For Marion Brown,” respectively. Minimalist composer Harold Budd recorded Brown’s “Sweet Earth Flying” on his album Luxa.

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