CD: Red Mitchell, Warne Marsh

Mitchell Marsh.jpgRed Mitchell, Warne Marsh, Big Two (Storyville). Bassist Mitchell (1927-1992) and tenor saxophonist Marsh (1927-1987) played as a duo for two nights in 1980 at the Fasching Club in Stockholm. In this intimate recording, Storyville engineer Nils Edström captured the brilliance and inventiveness of their work. Long unavailable, the 2-CD set captures them at the peak of their powers. Among the highlights: Marsh channeling Lester Young’s famous “Lady Be Good” solo, then creating a memorable one of his own, and the two romping through Miles Davis’s “Little Willie Leaps.”

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