Marc Seales

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Marc Seales is an American jazz pianist associated with post-bop.

As a Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Washington in Seattle, Seales has worked with Benny Carter, Howard Roberts, Bobby Hutcherson and Art Pepper. His groups include New Stories and the Marc Seales Quartet. Seales won the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Best Instrumentalist in 1999.

His song 'Highway Blues', was included by default in Windows XP,[1] along with Beethoven's 9th Symphony, where it gained much fame.


With New Stories[edit]

  • Circled By Hounds (self-released, 1995)
  • Get Happy (Origin, 1996) - with Don Lanphere, Pete Christlieb
  • Remember Why (Origin, 1997)
  • Speakin' Out (Origin, 1999) - special guest: Ernie Watts
  • Home At Last (Origin, 2001) - with Don Lanphere
  • Still Life (Origin, 2001) - with Lynn Bush
  • Where Do You Start (Origin, 2002) - with Don Lanphere
  • Art Of The Groove (Origin, 2003) - with Brent Jensen, Rob Walker
  • Hope Is In The Air: The Music Of Elmo Hope (Origin, 2004)

With Franklin, Seales, Clover[edit]

  • Two Worlds (A Records/Challenge, 1998)
  • Three Worlds (Beezwax, 2000)
  • Ears Wide Open (Beezwax, 2001)
  • Colemanology (Beezwax, 2004)
  • Summer Serenade (Beezwax, 2005)

Marc Seales / Marc Seales Band[edit]

  • A Time, A Place, A Journey [live] (Origin, 2004)
  • The Paris Suite (self-released, 2008)
  • American Songs, Volume 1 (self-released, 2010)
  • American Songs, Volume 2: Blues...And Jazz (Origin, 2012 [rel. 2014])
  • American Songs, Volume 3: Place & Time (Origin, 2012 [rel. 2015])


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