Marion said he had seen and talked with Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter (Marion mentioned 'Alan's brother' when talking about Wayne) in recent months. Henry Grimes also.
He was also glad to hear that Archie Shepp was doing fine in Paris. I told him that Shepp was back in great shape after getting a full new denture.
Marion proudly told me that he was now a Buddhist. Seems that Buster Williams made a convert out of him (Buster also made Herbie Hancock a convert to buddhism!).
I asked him if he was still practising. The answer was a firm yes. Saxophone and guitar. He was enthusiastic about the guitar. He still remembered the Django Reinhardt vinyls I had given him when he was in Paris in the late '60s!
He is also proud of his children, his daughter is turning into a fine singer.
His son Djinji is a renowned hip-hop singer
Following his amputation, Marion is in a wheelchair now. He was glad to hear that a number of people were concerned about his current situation.
I'm sure he will be delighted to get encouragements from fans.
He is at this adress:
Bay Point Terrace,
1200 Arthur St.,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
Ed.: this is a followup to this Marion Brown thread:
Edited by brownie, 02 March 2005 - 10:58 AM.