Larance Norman Marable (May 21, 1929 – July 4, 2012) was a jazz drummer from Los Angeles, California.

Marable was born in Los Angeles on May 21, 1929. His family was musical, but he was largely self-taught.

In the 1950s, Marable played with musicians who were visiting Los Angeles; these included Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, and Zoot Sims. Marable recorded as a leader in 1956.He also recorded with George Shearing, Chet Baker, Milt Jackson, and other well-known musicians.

Drug problems led to Marable stopping playing in the 1960s. His career resumed in the mid-1970s, after he had ended his drug addiction. He toured with Supersax and Bobby Hutcherson in the 1970s, and was a member of Charlie Haden‘s Quartet West in the 1980s and 1990s. Marable had a stroke in the 2000s and lived in a health care facility.He died in Manhattan on July 4, 2012.

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