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Denny Zeitlin & George Marsh


For longtime collaborators Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh much of their enthusiasm for music lies in exploration of new terrain. Their recording Expedition finds them continuing their journey into the worlds of sound and spontaneous composition.

Riding the Moment

Denny Zeitlin & George Marsh

Riding the Moment

Zeitlin returns to spontaneous composing utilizing electronic instruments along with the acoustic piano. His co-creator is the prodigious drummer and musical conceptualist George Marsh, with whom he collaborated on his first foray into the world of electronics during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Free For Two

Fred Kaz & George Marsh

Free For Two

“Free For Two” is free jazz at its very finest – a spirited, profound and sometimes humorous improvised conversation between virtuoso pianist Fred Kaz and his soul brother, the incomparable drummer George Marsh.


W.A. Mathieu

Full Bloom


In Crossing The Busy Stree

J.B. Floyd / Thomas Buckner / George Marsh

In Crossing the Busy Street

Here’s the perfect example of how creativity can be ageless, transcending musical genres and not necessarily using an obscure and experimental language. This recording highlights the three main strands of Floyd’s career: pianist, composer, improvisor. He composed In Crossing the Busy Street for baritone Thomas Buckner (a frequent collaborator of his) and piano, using a poem by Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore. The musical material from this twenty-two minute song cycle then became the basis for further exploration as material for improvisations. Floyd then worked with drummer George Marsh (another long-time collaborator) on what became Improvisations on In Crossing the Busy Street.


Noam Lemish & George Marsh


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

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.


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.


Timeless Pulse


Timeless Pulse Trio is Pauline Oliveros, accordion, with percussionists George Marsh and Jennifer Wilsey. Released in honor of the 20th annual Deep Listening Retreats held this year in Camallera, Spain and Petaluma, California, this is the third Timeless Pulse album. Formed in 1991 during a residency at the Deep Listening Institute, the full ensemble, including Thomas Buckner and David Wessel, has released two live recordings on CD: Live at CNMAT and Quintet. This is the first time this entity has been stripped down to a trio, recorded in a studio and released on vinyl. Divided into four sides with titled subsections, the album includes guests Ione and Joyce Kouffman contributing spoken word and cello on “Real As Any Dream.”
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The Loading Zone

Blue Flame

Hear what these 60’s Bay Area favorites sounded like then and now. Front-burner psychedelic funk-rock contrasted with older, wiser ElderFunk. Sweet.


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.


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”)


The David Grisman Quintet

Live at Bonnaroo 2009 DVD

David Grisman – mandolin
James Kerwin – bass
Matt Eakle – flute and bass Flute
George Marsh – drums and percussion
Grant Gordy – guitar

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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.”




Timeless Pulse


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

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W. A. Mathieu and George Marsh

Game / No Game

Allaudin Mathieu – piano

George Marsh – extended drumset,

An album of music “games” and short improvisations.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


DJ Shadow


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.

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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.


Smith Dobson

Everything I Love


Herb Drury


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.


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.


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.


David Grisman Quintet

DGQ 20

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


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).



Randy Vincent

Mirror Image

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


Thomas Buckner, Mel Graves & George Marsh



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.


Peter Welker

Duke, Billy, and Tadd

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


Peter Welker

Paradise Is Awfully Nice

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


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


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


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.


Bernie Krause

Citadels of Mystery


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


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.