Sunbeam 103 from the Crown Propeller collection.
Check Gene Ammon's solo!


Marl Young (1917–2009), "the only man who fired Charlie Parker" (Young), was a very interesting figure. He was a pianist, arranger, composer and for some time in the 1940s owned a small record company in Chicago. If you heard his name before that might be because Young was also pianist and arranger on two sessions by T-Bone Walker.

Swiss alto saxophonist and jazz researcher Mario Schneeberger, who likes Young's work very much, has listened intensely to everything featuring Young that he could lay his hands on, taking notes on the featured soloists. And I am very glad, that he has allowed me to publish the resulting short biography / discography / solography on my website. Click here to go directly to Mario's pages on Marl Young or click here to see all of Mario's research pages.

There are a few things that Mario could not obtain (marked thusly in the discography), if you have one of those, please contact me via a comment and I'll pass your information on to Mario.

To wet your appetite on Mario's research, above and below you find two very rare recordings Young did for his own record company, Sunbeam. One featuring Little Miss Cornshucks, the other featuring tenor sax legend Gene Ammons and female impersonator Petite Swanson alias Alphonso Horsley (see above and below).


Sunbeam 105 from the
Crown Propeller collection.