optatio

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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    FRANK STROZIER: CLOUDY AND COOL. VEE JAY/BLUE MOON VJ-013 [1997]
  2. Marion Brown Discography

    The discography has been expanded to include Paintings because music and visuel art has been twins in Marion Brown´s career. Marion began painting in 1981 (Recollections, 1983, p. 216). He studied drawing composition with Nelson Stevens in UMass Amherst (1984-1985) and drawing anatomy with Thomas E. Fogarty Jr. in the Arts Student League of New York (1985-1986). He began to exhibit his works in 1983 (JUS´JASS, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York City, 1983), followed by exhibitions in Amherst (1984, 1985), New York (Fashion Moda, 1986, 1987), Hamburg, Germany (Weltmusikinstitut, 1988), Fürth, Germany (Jazz-Film-Tage, 1989), in 1990 in Paris (Parsons School of Design), in Northampton, USA (Hart Gallery) and at some jazz festivals in Germany (11. Leverkusener Jazztage, 13. Internationales Jazzfestival Nürnberg, 7. Ingolstädter Jazztage), and 1991 again at Hart Gallery, Northampton. He has called his painting cycles "See the Music". He has sold all his paintings. But some he gave to his friends as thanks for support. This one hung here many years in my office, now at home: This one I have sent to his daughter Anaïs St. John in New Orleans: If someone of the "members" has a painting by Marion Brown may send a scan contact - thank you.
  3. Marion Brown Discography

    Interesting to see that the academic staff have had to travel around certainly on fee basis!
  4. Marion Brown Discography

    Elliott Schwartz and Marion Brown have worked together at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and recorded in 1973. I have a handwritten 'curriculum vitae' by Marion. He has mentioned Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Child Study Center, Resource Teacher 1970 - 1971 Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, BA in Music Education 1974, Assistant Professor of Music 1974 - 1976 Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, Lecturer in African-American Music 1974 - 1976 Colby College, Waterville, Maine, Lecturer in African-American Music 1974 - 1976 Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, MA in Ethnomusicology 1976, Graduate Assistant 1974 - 1976 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, Studies in Drawing Composition with Nelson Stevens 1984-1985 The Arts Student League, New York City, Studies in Drawing Anatomy with Thomas E. Fogarty Jr. 1985 - 1986 Should he have forgotten UC Santa Barbara?
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    COLEMAN HAWKINS AND LESTER YOUNG: CLASSIC TENORS. FLYING DUTCHMAN/CONTACT/BMG VICTOR BVCJ-7346 [1994]
  6. Marion Brown Discography

    Continuation In 2003, Devorah Day has told about her meeting with Marion here https://www.allaboutjazz.com/days-dawning-an-interview-with-singer-devorah-day-devorah-day-by-franz-a-matzner.php, Marion 2005 here http://cliffordallen.blogspot.de/2010/10/marion-brown-july-8-1931-october-10.html . I did not know that CD 'Devorah Day, Ligh of Day' was released in 1999 as Cdr 'Devorah Day, Daylight' https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/devday . The track order is a little bit changed. I have ordered this issue today. By the way: The song 'Lover Man' can be heard here: 1999 as year of recording is improbable also for this reason - Marion's left foot was amputated. He knew that I had completely collected his LPs and CDs and gave my address to his lawyer. I received a letter from her in April 1999 with the request of a list of his musical works. I sent her by letter (!) the former link to this discography. Karl-Michael and I were busy then to complete the list – at that time about 50 pages printed - as fast as possible so that it could play a role in the medical malpractise case. His lawyer won the lawsuit, so Marion could live in Florida financially carefree. He has mentioned her in Clifford's interview (ibid.).
  7. Marion Brown Discography

    While listening to Devorah Day I see that the given date of the recording – 10/28/99 - must be wrong. Devorah Day said to Franz A. Matzner in 2003:“The session was done in Sept. of 1998 we mixed it down the second week of October, ...“ https://www.allaboutjazz.com/days-dawning-an-interview-with-singer-devorah-day-devorah-day-by-franz-a-matzner.php . Marion sent me Oct. 22, 1998 a letter with a little flyer of a coming gig on Nov. 5 [1998] and he noticed on the back side With separate post I received a video with handwritten notes by him Marion Brown: You can take from it only what you bring to it*. (Plus Devorah Day). (Recorded and) © 1998 K.A. Rashid. *Marion Brown with Bigband Jorge Sylvester
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    DEVORAH DAY featuring MARION BROWN: LIGHT OF A DAY. ABATON 009 [2003]
  9. Marion Brown Discography

    Karl-Michael Schneider has just revised the Marion Brown Discography http://discog.piezoelektric.org/marionbrown/. I´ve joined this project in 1998, because Marion Brown was often here in Göttingen, hometown of Gunter Hampel – see About
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    PHAROAH SANDERS: PHAROAH´S FIRST. ESP/ZYX 1003-2 [1973]
  11. New server and increased cost...

    The 2017 fundraising goal is reached now. Please start the 2018 goal - I will be in!
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    LAGINHA / ARGÜELLES / NORBAKKEN: SETEMBRO. EDITION RECORDS EDN 1099 [2017]