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Larance Marable 1929-2012

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Looks like Larance Marable passed away earlier this month.

Charlie Haden had these comments on this sad news!

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RIP Larance - he had such a standout name

Didn't realise I had so much material containing his drumming

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To me.. among other things he was an integral member of Quartet West. (IMHO one the best bands ever.)

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i have his tenorman album, featuring sonny clarke, james clay and jimmy bond on jazz west.

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I have a funny story peripherally involving Larance Marable. Sometime in the mid-80's, I was working in the Accounts Payable department of an electronics retailer. I got a call from a Margaret Marable from Pioneer Electronics in California, asking about some late invoices. She was pretty hard-nosed, as these encounters can be. A thought occurred to me, and I asked her "are you related to the jazz musician Larance Marable?". There was a pause, and then she said "He's my father-in-law!". She was thrilled that someone knew of him. From then on, our conversations were very cordial.

RIP, Mr. Marable.

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Very sad news - a fine drummer. So many excellent sessions.

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Great, swinging drummer - I love that early Teddy Charles session with Wardell Gray where he really drives the band.

R.I.P.

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r.i.p. Larance Marable

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Spinning right now - great album!

Also just found this photo by William Claxton:

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Larance (right) and Philly Joe at Falcon Lair, Beverly Hills

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RIP.

Thanks to Jim S. for recommending the Tenorman album on this board a few years ago.

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RIP, a great loss for west coast jazz. i totally saw him once with Quartet West, i think it was way before i knew about all he did, but i definetly nonetheless saw him once

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I know I have some music with him drumming outside of Quartet West but damn, I can't think of one at the moment. Even so, if he had only played with QW I would still say he made an important mark in jazz music. Keep on drummin' Larance. Save me a seat!

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One of my all-time favorite albums

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spelt wrong (again) & he's not in the picture!!

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One of my all-time favorite albums

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spelt wrong (again) & he's not in the picture!!

this album may have been printed before he changed the spelling of his name.

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Doubtful, that's just a 1998 repackaging of a 1957 session.

Or close. I'll feel good about myself if I got those dates right off the top of my head.

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Sorry to hear that, RIP. Tenorman is one of my favorites.

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One of my all-time favorite albums

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spelt wrong (again) & he's not in the picture!!

this album may have been printed before he changed the spelling of his name.

That's probably true. BTW, that was originally released as "Playboys" and it also had Lawrence as the spelling.

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Edited by Kevin Bresnahan

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