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Catalog ID: Hatology603
Squidco Product Code: 6193
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded October 25, 1969 and September 14, 1969, at Herrick Chapel Lounge, Occidental College, Los Angeles by J.W. Hardy and Pete Welding.
Warne Marsh-tenor saxophone
Gary Foster-alto saxophone
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1. You Stepped Out of a Dream 9:03
2. Lennie's Pennies 4:21
3. 317 East 32nd Street 8:15
4. Subconscious-Lee 7:15
5. Touch and Go 15:22
6. Bach 2 Pt. Invention No. 13 :59
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"It's hard to understand why Warne Marsh was so neglected during his lifetime. It's harder still to substantiate the charges with which his musc was branded - cerebral, cold, unemotional, uninvolving. This album alone, one of his best, should have been enough to put such absurd slurs to rest. The music on Ne Plus Ultra is intimate, warm, passionate, risky. There is much beauty to be shared."-Art Lange
"This was tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh's first recording as a leader since 1960. Teamed up with complementary altoist Gary Foster (who was most influenced by Marsh's former musical partner Lee Konitz), bassist Dave Parlato and drummer John Tirabasso, Marsh runs through some of his favorite chord changes, including "Lennie's Pennies," "Subconscious-Lee" and "You Stepped Out of a Dream." In addition, there is a fairly free group improvisation (the 15-minute "Touch and Go") and a brief rendition of Bach's "Two-Part Inventions #13." A strong all-around CD reissue that was originally released by the Revelation label."-Scott Yanow