Larance Marable

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Larance Marable (May 21, 1929 - July 4, 2012) was a West Coast jazz hard bop drummer born in Los Angeles, California, probably best known for his work with Charlie Haden in his Quartet West.[1] However, Marable also had a career first as a bop musician in the 1950s, working with Dexter Gordon and Charlie Parker, among others. In the 1960s he started to venture into the cool jazz idiom with musicians like Zoot Sims, George Shearing and Chet Baker, although he worked with Baker as early as 1952 on the album "Bird and Chet: Live at the Trade Winds".[2]

Earlier in his career, he was known as Lawrence Marable.[3]

Larance was a relative of Mississippi riverboat bandleader Fate Marable.[4][dead link]


With Curtis Amy

With Ruth Cameron

With Chet Baker

With Conte Candoli and Lou Levy

With Kenny Drew

With Teddy Edwards

with Victor Feldman

With Dexter Gordon

With Jimmy Giuffre

With Charlie Haden

With Hampton Hawes

With Richard "Groove" Holmes

With Milt Jackson

With Robert Stewart

With Sonny Stitt


  1. ^ Charlie Haden interview, 1991, MetalJazz
  2. ^ "Larance Marable - Music on Google Play". Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  3. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Larance Marable Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  4. ^ Interview, DAVID EASTLEE - LIVE FROM MR. B's