David Murray

Jazz musician. Born 19 February 1955
David Murray
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David Murray

David Murray Biography (BBC)

One of the most innovative and inventive musicians in jazz, Murray began developing his prodigious skill on tenor sax at the age of nine. He grew up in California, and came to New York in 1975.

He was soon active on the loft jazz scene, leading his own quartet, and an octet which he continues to lead into the 21st century. He also played with Jack DeJohnette's special edition, and with the World Saxophone Quartet of which he was a founding member.

His ability to play through the extremes of range on tenor (and bass clarinet) and his use of circular breathing, which allows him to play spectacularly long phrases, has given him the tools to play in almost all styles of jazz. He is at home playing in a free context, either solos or in a group, but he also works brilliantly in the more formal structures of earlier styles of jazz.

His big band (which he has led in New York since 1984) has played everything from his own new music to the classic works of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. In the 1980s his big band was conducted by experimental composer and cornettist Butch Morris, and he and Murray produced some stimulating and unusual music.

More recently, Murray has worked with big bands recruited in many countries of the world, bolstered by members of his regular octet. He has also explored the interface between jazz and traditional world music - with the Fo Deuk Revue from Senegal, for example. His best work combines the energy and fire of his own playing with his original and exploratory compositions.

David Murray Biography (Wikipedia)

David Murray (born February 19, 1955) is an American jazz musician who plays tenor saxophone and bass clarinet mainly. He has recorded prolifically for many record labels since the mid-1970s.

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Citizens (feat. Saul Williams)
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Citizens (feat. Saul Williams)
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Citizens (The River Runs Red)
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Citizens (The River Runs Red)
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A Mirror of Youth
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A Mirror of Youth
高瀬アキ
A Long March To Freedom
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A Long March To Freedom
Annette Loose, Andy Moore, Doug Kemp, Matt Collins & David Murray
Hula Hoop (Bianco)
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Hula Hoop (Bianco)

Hula Hoop (Bianco)

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Andy Moore
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Be My Monster Love (feat. Gregory Porter)
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Be My Monster Love (feat. Gregory Porter)
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Army Of The Faithful
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Army Of The Faithful
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Be My Monster Love
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Be My Monster Love
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Dewey's Circle
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Dewey's Circle
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El bodoguero
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El bodoguero
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Kiama for Obama
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Kiama for Obama
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Gete' segued into 'Gwo-tet
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Gete' segued into 'Gwo-tet
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