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discography as bandleader


Discography as bandleader

2023  |  CYH



The album starts with a fine, African-style kalimba melody, then the "thumb piano" soon becomes more rhythmic, the guitar, bass and soprano saxophone gently tune in, then finally, Marilyn Mazur sings a few bars, and grabs the sticks – making the sound more determined, "electric", funky and rousing. The second song, "Summer Night Sky," is a counterpoint to the opener: what takes place in transfigured stillness and range moves slowly, quietly, spherically – Fredrik Lundin's bass flute, a sustained, long drawn-out guitar, and the bass sounds of Krister Jonsson and Klavs Hovman can be heard, here and there a gong: An interlude before "Energy Hop," when the music with the tenor saxophone, fired by driving cymbals and drums, picks up speed, the guitar intersperses a few weird, melodious tones here and there and the electric bass groovingly keeps the band’s feet on the ground. A fourth track, "Garden Moments," follows, one of three collective improvisations, here rhythmically opened with Marilyn's tongue drum.

Fredrik Lundin  mezzo soprano- and tenor saxophone and bass flute
Krister Jonsson  guitar and pedals
Klavs Hovman  el.bass, el.upright bass, double bass, pedals
Marilyn Mazur  drums, kalimba, voice and percussion

(udu, bells, gongs, sundrum, afro kalimba, bamboo,
hubback and paiste sounds and more)


2022  |  CYH

Shamania is the name of the band that Marilyn founded in 2015. Its shamanic spirit is based on the idea of a modern tribal gathering of female musical forces that focuses entirely on rhythm, body and voice in an experimental context and the challenge of finding a common ground.

The ten women of Shamania are among the most independent musicians on the Scandinavian scene, and live in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. When they meet, they bring through their formidable energies - a primal power and fascinating rhythms to the stage and enchant the listener with at mospheric moods and moments of pure amazement. The very same qualities have now been captured on their second album: REROOTING combines 16 songs, a combination of both Marilyn's brand new and older compositions, which have all been, with one exception, previously unreleased.

Josefine Cronhol voice, Hildegunn Øiseth trumpet and goat horn, Lotte Anker tenor and soprano saxophone, Sissel Vera Pettersen voiceand alto saxophone, Lis Wessberg trombone, Makiko Hirabayashi piano and keyboard, Ida Gormsen electric bass, Lisbeth Diers congas and percussion, Anna Lund drums, Marilyn Mazur composer/leader, percussion,balaphone and kalimbain

Marilyn Mazur’s Future Song’s new exciting album «Live Reflections» is now available on Stunt Rec, with new releases of live recordings, plus «Reflections» from the very first studio recording with the original band.

Drummer and co-producer Audun Kleive has added a unique touch to the dynamic and intense, yet lyrical sound picture.

Supported by DJBFA, Danish Arts Council and Dansk Kapelmesterforening

Tone Ase voice

Nils Petter Molvaer trumpet

Hans Urik sax & flutes

Makiko Hirabayashikeyboards 

Eivind Aarset guitar

Klavs Hovman basses

Audun Kleive drums

Marilyn Mazur percussion & drums

Selected Discography as sidewoman
2023 Toxværd/Kjær/Nielsen/Mazur 

The Winds (ILK335CD)

2023 Makiko Hirabayashi Trio

Meteora (enja 9835)

2023 SONG & WIND by Jakob Buchanan 

with Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, Jakob Buchan, Marilyn Mazur, Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, Carsten Seyer.
(Our Recordings 8.226918)

2023 Torben Westergaard

The Gori project II  (TWMUSIK021)

2023 BARYL

Hva' fanden sker der?  (Gateway)

2019 Laura Toxværd

Drapery ILK293CD ILK293LP

2018 Makiko Hirabayashi Trio 

Where The Sea Breaks enja yellowbird YEB 7780

2017 Brazillian Landscape

Michala Petri, Daniel Murray and Marilyn Mazur Our Recordings 6.220618

Damaztra Flag of Time

Peter Danstrup, Kasper Tranberg and Marilyn Mazur ILK 270 LP

2016 Laura Toxværd with Simon Toldam and Marilyn Mazur

Pladeshop ILK 256 LP

2015 Jakob Buchanan Requiem w./Indra Rios-Moore, Marilyn Mazur, Jakob Bro, Jonas Westergaard, Carsten Seyer-Hansen, Aarhus Jazz  Orchestra, Aarhus Cathedral Choir

Buchanan Records CD: BR007 LP:BR008

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra presents: Lars Møller's ReWrite of Spring Feat. David Liebmann and Marilyn Mazur

Dacapo 8.226117-18

2014 Håkan Broström with the Norbotton Big Band featuring Marilyn Mazur:
Episodes from the Future and the Past

Art of Life AL1043-2

Jakob Buchanan Quartet

Some People & Some Places Buchanan Records BR005

Vinding Pilc Mazur

Composing Bailecd 201401

Ingrid Hagel

Tharapita Winterdream Music THARA001

2013 Surely
Makiko Hirabayashi Klavs Hovman Marilyn Mazur 

Enja YEB 7738

Jan Gunnar Hoff

Fly North Losen LOS 119-2

Ketil Bjørnstad

La Notte ECM 2300

2012 Salme Suite

Carsten Seyer-Hansen, Marilyn Mazur, Jakob Buchanan, Michael Bladt, Mads Vadmann & Aarhus Domkirkes Kantori

Longlife Records LLR 1203

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard: Vesper


2010 Jakob Buchanan Kvartet – I Land in The Green Land

Buchanan Records BR 004

2009 Etta Cameron And Nikolaj Hess With Friends

Stunt Records STUCD 09172

Helge Sunde Ensemble Denada

Finding Nymo ACT 9492-2

Hide And Seek - Makiko Hirabayashi Trio

Makiko Hirabayashi, Klavs Hovman, Marilyn Mazur Enja 9192

2008 Contemplation - Benjamin Koppel, Paul Bley, Thommy Andersson, Marilyn Mazur, Peter Nilsson

Label Cowbell Music

2007 Saxopaths Unfocused Welcomes

(Mazur is a guest on 1 track) GMC0004

DAWA - Body Electric – Feat. Ani Choying Drolma & Marilyn Mazur 

GWCD 1049

Eberhard Weber - Stages Of A Long Journey

ECM 1920 172 3618

Mer end nok - 12 fantastiske dyrefabler af Gerz Feigenberg og Frans Bak

Edition Wilhelm Hansen CD30760WH

2006 Ocean Fables - Kristensen Hovman Mazur Winther

Stunt Records STUCD 18601

Makiko (Makiko Hirabayashi, Klavs Hovman, Marilyn Mazur)

Enja 9169 2

Helge Sunde, Norske Store, Denada, Olga Konkova, Marilyn Mazur

Act ACTSACD 9805-2

Dhafer Youssef: Divine Shadow

Jazzland Rec. 0602498772249

Carsten Dahl: Short Fairytales

Emarcy 170 862 9

2005 Miles Davis: Munich Concert (3 CD)

DEL 800111

Ketil Bjørnstad: Floating

Universal Music 0602498728840

Stemmernes Skygge (Kirsten Braaten Berg, Marilyn Mazur, Lena Willemark)

Grappa Musikkforlag as HCD 7185

2004 Caroline Henderson: Made in Europe (M.M. plays on 2 tracks)

Stunt Records STUCD 04152

Gudrun Holck: Muse

Mild Records Milcd 002

2003 Gil Evans/Laurent Cugny Big Band Lumiere: Rhythm A Ning (reissue)

Universal Music 836 401 - 2

Gil Evans/Laurent Cugny Big Band Lumiere: Golden Hair

Universal Music 838 773 - 2

2002 Agnes Buen Garnås: Han Rider Den Mørke Nat

Viamusic vcr 387

Flower Machine: Dancing on Monday

dacapo - DCCD 9464

2001 Lotte Anker / Marilyn Crispell / Marilyn Mazur

dacapo DCCD 9460

2000 Frans Bak: Natsange

Sundance STUCD 19917

1998 Simon Spang-Hanssen & Måneklar: Wondering

dacapo DCCD 9436

Jan Garbarek: RITES

ECM 1685/86

1997 LLL Mental Colors (John Lee/ Chuck Loeb/ W. Lackerschmid/ Marilyn Mazur)

HOT 9029 c

Peter Bastian: Northern Lights

FMF CD 1128

Copenhagen Art Ensemble: Shape of Twelve

dacapo DCCD 9430

1996 Sigvart Dagsland: Laiv

Kirkel.Kulturværkst.FXCD 173

Sussi Hyldgård: My Female Family

Mega Records MRCD 3284

Miles Davis: Live around the world

Warner Bros 9 46032-2

Jan Garbarek: Visible World

ECM 1585

1995 Palle Mikkelborg: Soundscape-Fredsskulptur 1995

Pro-music 9595-1

Lars Danielsson: European Voices

Dragon DRCD 268-1

1994 Hans Ulrik: Strange World

Stunt Rec. STUCD 19406

Jon Balke with Magnetic North Orchestra: Further

ECM 1517

Kenneth Knudsen: Sounds and Silence

dacapo DCCD 9419

Miles Davis: "Unissued '85" live in Kopenhagen 22-10-1985 (2 CD)

On Stage rec CD/ON 2230

Jan Garbarek Group: Twelve Moons

ECM 1500

1992 Niels- Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Uncharted Land

Pladecompagniet PCCD 8045

Karsten Houmark Group: Follow me, follow you

Stunt Rec. STUCD 19202

Ocean Fables: Havblik

Olufsen DOCD 5140

Friis / Zeuthen / Mazur

Olufsen DOCD 5161

1991 Lindsay Cooper: Oh Moscow

Victo cd015

Charlie Mariano / Jasper van’t Hof feat. Marilyn Mazur: Innuendo

Lipstick Rec. LIP 890082

1990 Torben Westergaard: What I miss

Olufsen DOCD 5123

1990 Echoez of… 

w. Pierre Dørge, Harry Beckett, Marilyn Mazur, Klavs Hovman

Olufsen DOCD 5165

1989 Kim Kristensen: Aner

Olufsen DOC 5103

Rena Rama w./Marilyn Mazur

Dragon DRLP 173

Miles Davis / Palle Mikkelborg: Aura

CBS 463 351-2

1988 vPeter Kowald: Duos Europa

FMP 1260

Canaille (international women’s festival of improvised music)

intakt 002

Gil Evans / Laurent Cugny: Rhythm a ning

Emarcy 836401-2

1987 Lasse Englund: Anchor

Amalthea AM 62

1986 Eje Thelin / E.T Project: Live at Nefertiti

Dragon DRLP 128 

Ocean Fables

Stunt Rec. STULP 8601

1986 Eje Thelin / E.T Project: Live at Nefertiti

Dragon DRLP 128 

1985 Pierre Dørge & N. J. O.: Even the moon is dancing

Steeplechase SCS-1208

1984 Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orch.: Brikama

Steeplechase SCS-1188

1983 Lindsay Cooper: The Golddiggers

Sync Pulse Records 0617

1982 Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra

Steeplechase SCS-1162


CBS 85945

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