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In sadness. Oliver Weindling’s blog is reporting the death from cancer yesterday of the ever-inventive drummer Tony Marsh. RIP.
Oliver Weindling writes: “What a great man! He was a person who belied his age, playing through to his last weeks. Just recently playing with Roscoe Mitchell (reviewed HERE). He had what I would call a beautiful rolling style, with elegance and intensity. His great trio with Evan Parker and John Edwards sadly never recorded. It was a privilege to hear them every month. Next week’s gig on 19th was supposed to be this trio. It’ll be quite a night.”
Geoff Winston writes: “Whenever I saw Tony Marsh play he was, without fail, creative, constructive, versatile and a consummate technician – not a hint of ill health (to the public) – and, one could gather just by watching, a quiet perfectionist – even though he could make a racket if the situation demanded! One of the anchors and true leading lights of the London jazz and improv scene – those who played with him and those who came to hear him play will sense the void, but will treasure his legacy.”
UPDATE 25th APRIL: LINK TO JOHN FORDHAM’S OBITUARY
THERE ARE DUE TO BE MEMORIAL GIGS AT BOTH THE VORTEX AND CAFE OTO