All CD Recordings

Featured Track for Summer/Fall 2014

Every month or so George will be featuring a special track from one the recordings below, so be sure to check this page again soon.

This tune is from the album Free For Two 

      Free For Two

Fred Kaz – piano
George Marsh – drumset

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Nightfall

Noam Lemish & George Marsh

Nightfall

Pianist Noam Lemish and percussionist/drumset artist George Marsh perform
original compositions and improvisations. Music from the heart, exploring a
wide range of musical terrain, featuring masterful interplay and
collaboration.

Uncharted Waters

Fred Kaz

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters featuring George Marsh drums, and Nick Tountas bass.
Virtuoso jazz piano and superb drums and bass perform Kaz’s unique original
compositions, plus one melody from Puccini’s Tosca.

the-bloom

Mathieu, Marsh & Wilsey

The Bloom

W. Allaudin Mathieu, piano / Jennifer Wilsey, marimba and percussion / George Marsh, drum set and percussion

Group improvisation at its most risky, most awake, and most beautiful. The more you listen, the more you receive.

yes-and

George Marsh & Noam Lemish

Yes And

Original compositions bringing together the worlds of jazz and classical music in an intimate duo of drums and piano. Featuring masterful interplay and lyricism throughout, ranging from the humorous to the profound. Elegant, energetic and passionate music.

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The David Grisman Quintet

At Jazz Alley

David Grisman – mandolin

James Kerwin – bass

Matt Eakle – flute and bass flute

George Marsh – drums and percussion

Frank Vignola – guitar

Grant Gordy – guitar (on “Pneumonia”)

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David Grisman Quintet

Dawg’s Groove

35 years ago the David Grisman Quintet’s first album revolutionized the world of acoustic string music. This latest release – Dawg’s Groove continues the enduring legacy of that historic album with all new material and a new incarnation of one of the most influential and musically innovative bands in America today.

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Timeless Pulse Quintet

Pauline Oliveros, George Marsh, Jennifer Wilsey, Tom Buckner, and David Wessel. “Where other bands coordinate and synchronize, the Timeless Pulse Quintet choose to exercise trust and wait. The results are truly astounding, with George Marsh and Jennifer Wilsey’s wide array of percussion blending perfectly with David Wessel’s electronics, and Oliveros’s understated accordion chant and chatter. Thomas Buckner does a fine job of contributing vocal swells which often enhance the other performers in lieu of resting atop their foundation.”

 

 

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Timeless Pulse

Live At CNMAT

Deep listening improvisations with Pauline Oliveros, Jennifer Wilsey, and David Wessel.

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game-no-game

W. A. Mathieu and George Marsh

Game / No Game

Allaudin Mathieu – piano

George Marsh – extended drumset,

An album of music “games” and short improvisations.

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W.A. Mathieu

The Ghost Opera

Improvised ensemble music of the highest order…re-issued on CD for the first time since it’s 1970 release. Groundbreaking music that has more than stood the test of time. Musical director W. A. Mathieu.

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David Evan Jones

Fast & Odd

Neo-Balkan Jazz and Concert Music composed by David Evan Jones.

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Rick Vandivier

Spirit of the Room

Two great guitarists playing new and unique versions of traditional and original jazz tunes.

Rick Vandier – guitar

Jon Stowell- guitar

George Marsh- minimal drumset

Bob Johnson – saxophones

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Primary Colors

Every Mother’s Son

Heartfelt swinging afro-european-american jazz with a great vocalist and guitarist featuring Nate Pruitt, Rick Vandivier, Bob Johnson, and Jeff Buenz.

Nate Pruitt – vocals

Rick Vandier – guitar

Jeff Buenz – electric bass

George Marsh- minimal drumset

Bob Johnson – saxophones

upon-a-time

John Abercrombie, & George Marsh,

George Marsh & Mel Graves

Upon A Time

An album of duets, the first half with John Abercrombie and the second half with Mel Graves.

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Terry Riley

In C

A very special performance of one of the most important pieces of the 20th century “minimal movement” with a huge cast of characters including: the Kronos Quartet and the Rovas.This is the first recording that includes drumset.

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DJ Shadow

Entroducing

Endtroducing…. is the first studio album by DJ Shadow, (released in 1996 ). It is unique in that it is built entirely from samples of other audio (vinyl mainly), such as hip hop, jazz, funk, psychedelia, old television shows, interviews, and percussion tracks. The album has been cited in the Guinness World Records as being the first album created completely from sampled sources (I always thought Musique Concrete was the first).

If you would like to hear the original recording of my philosophy from the 1974 educational record “Music Makers: Percussion” used by DJ Shadow in “Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt”, check the link below.

Sample information

in-the-moment

Judy Roberts

In the Moment

More cooking Afro-European-American jazz, Chicago style: great tunes and blowing with Judy Roberts, Greg Fishman, and Nick Tountas.

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Smith Dobson

Everything I Love

quintessence

Herb Drury

Quintessence

Exciting piano trio music with friends from St. Louis who “gave me my start” when I was 16. Trio with Herb Drury and Jerry Cherry.

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Bob Dylan and Various Artists

Songs of Jimmy Rogers

The songs of Jimmie Rodgers sung by Jerry Garcia, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, etc. Jerry Garcia and David Grisman play Blue Yodel #9, recorded a few weeks before Jerry’s death.

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Jerry Garcia & David Grisman

Been All Around This World

Some great Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. This also includes another version of Blue Yodel #9, Jerry’s last recorded performance.

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David Grisman Quintet

DGQ 20

A twenty year retrospective of the David Grisman Quintet. Need I say more?

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Martin Taylor & David Grisman

I’m Beginning to See the Light

Dawg Jazz with David Grisman, Martin Taylor, and Jim Kerwin.

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Maria Muldaur

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Maria Muldaur, Jennie May Muldaur, Fred Penner (vocals); Rick Montgomery (guitar); Steve Tamborski (slide guitar); David Grisman (banjo, mandolin); Jim Rothermel (clarinet, whistle, harmonica, saxophone); John Burr (piano, keyboards); Rowland Salley (bass); George Marsh (drums).

 

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Randy Vincent

Mirror Image

Jazz with lots of interplay featuring Randy Vincent, Bob Afifi, and Mel Graves.

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Thomas Buckner, Mel Graves & George Marsh

Homage

 

Blanco, composed by Mel Graves, features George Marsh on percussion and Thomas Buckner voice. Tsunami, composed by Mel Graves and George Marsh, features George on percusion, Mel on bass and Tom vocals. Homage features Buckner, Marsh, and Graves in short improvistions which give homage to our long and deep friendship.

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Peter Welker

Duke, Billy, and Tadd

Great arrangements by Peter Welker. Check out Bill Watrous, Mel Martin and Herb Pomeroy.

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Peter Welker

Paradise Is Awfully Nice

Great arrangements by Peter Welker. Check out Smith Dobson and Herb Pomeroy.

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Jon English, Jim Kerwin, George Marsh, & Jon Raskin

Edges

A wonderful group with Jon English (trombone), Jon
Raskin (reeds), Jim Kerwin (bass), and George Marsh (drums). It was recorded in 1987 by Garth Powell direct to a two track machine at UC Santa Cruz. One of George’s favorite tunes off this record is featured at the top of this page

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Listen (featuring Mel Martin)

Mel Martin , George Marsh, Andy Narell tenor steel drums, Jeff Narell, tenor steel drums, Dave Dunaway, bass, and Larry Dunlap, Fender Rhodes electric piano. This band played a very futuristic fusion (1977) of Jazz, odd time signatures, rock, Latin and free improvisation… Very popular jazz group in the S.F. Bay Area at that time. The album won a Bammy award for best album of the year.

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Bernie Krause

Citadels of Mystery

 

The music of Bernie Krause performed by Andy Narell, Mark Isham, and many other great Bay Area players. (1975)

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Essra Mohawk

Primordial Lovers

Two albums of the music of Essa Mohawk. The original abum, Primordial Lovers, was recorded in 1970 and received a five star rating in Downbeat magazine and was cited in a 1977 Rolling Stone review as one of the “25 all-time best albums.” The other musicians on that record were Jerry Hahn, guitar; Mel Graves, bass; and George Marsh, drums.