Steve Marcus

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Steve Marcus (born September 18, 1939 in New York's Bronx; died September 25, 2005 in New Hope, Pennsylvania) was an American jazz saxophonist.

Also known as "The Count",[1] he is credited (along with Larry Coryell) as being a "godfather" of jazz–rock fusion. His first album as a leader, Tomorrow Never Knows, featured a custom arrangement of the ground-breaking Beatles song of the same name. He continued this trend until he later became known for more orthodox jazz playing with drummer Buddy Rich. He was Rich's featured soloist for the last 12 years of Rich's life. He took the reins of the band as the de facto leader after Rich died in 1987, renaming it "Buddy's Buddies" and touring the world with alumni of Rich's many groups.[1]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • 1968: Tomorrow Never Knows (Vortex)
  • 1968: Count's Rock Band (Vortex)
  • 1969: The Lord's Prayer (Vortex)
  • 1976: Sometime Other Than Now (Flying Dutchman)
  • 1970: Green Line (Nivico)
  • 1992: Steve Marcus & 2o1 (Red Baron)
  • 1993: Smile (Red Baron)
  • 2001: Count's Jam Band Reunion (Tone Center)
  • 2007: Steve Marcus Project (Mighty Quinn)

As sideman[edit]

With Gary Burton

With the Jazz Composer's Orchestra

With the Young Rascals

With Herbie Mann

  • Live at the Whisky A Go Go (Atlantic, 1968)

With Larry Coryell

  • Barefoot Boy (1971)
  • The Real Great Escape (1973)
  • Offering (1972)

With Bob Thiele Collective

  • Lion Hearted (1993)

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