Hank Marr

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Hank Marr (30 January 1927 – 16 March 2004) was a soul jazz and hard bop Hammond B3 organist and pianist born in Columbus, Ohio, probably best known for his many albums recorded under his own name for the Double-time record label.[1]

Columbus natives Hank Marr and (Tenor Saxophonist) Rusty Bryant co-led a group that toured for several years (beginning in 1958 going into 1960’s).[2] Later, Marr led a group that featured Electric Guitarist/Singer James Ulmer [3] . Ulmer first recorded professionally with Marr in 1964. Ulmer later toured Europe under Marr in 1966-1967.

As a sideman, Marr made a name for himself playing with many accomplished musicians. In the late 1960s, Marr performed in a duo with guitarist Floyd Smith (musician) in Atlantic City, NJ.[4]

Marr had two minor hit singles, "Greasy Spoon" (U.S. No. 101, 1964) and "Silver Spoon" (U.S. No. 134, 1965).[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Greasy Spoon (King, 1962)
  • Latest teentime dance steps (King, 1962)
  • Live at the Club 502 (King, 1963)
  • Sounds from the Marr-ket place (King, 1964)
  • It's about time ! (Double-Time Records, 1995)
  • Groovin' it (Double Time, 1996)
  • Hank and Frank (with Frank Foster) (Double Time, 1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "Hank Marr Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  2. ^ Rye, Howard. "Bryant, Rusty [Royal Gordan]". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition ed.). 
  3. ^ Rye, Howard. "Bryant, Rusty [Royal Gordan]". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition ed.). 
  4. ^ Rye, Howard. "Bryant, Rusty [Royal Gordan]". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition ed.). 
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles. 12th edn, p. 618.

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