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Written on 2015, Mar 6

David Murray: A jazz innovator leads from the center to the edge (Washington Post)

David Murray was invited to perform at New York’s Winter Jazzfest this January in an early celebration of his 60th birthday. He did three sets over two nights, each with a different ensemble, all playing the city for the first time. No surprise there — the saxophonist has recorded nearly 100 albums as a leader, with dozens of bands. He lives ahead of expectations.
A 20-year-old Murray took jazz by surprise in 1975, when New York was still reeling from the death of John Coltrane. The penetrating certainty and harmonic sparseness of Coltrane’s late work left people awed. Murray made his

  • Written on 2015, Feb 13
    David Murray Revue @ Winter Jazz Festival, NYC: Aidan Levy // JazzTimes

    Murray’s WJF run reached a climax with his Infinity Quartet, featuring longtime bassist Jaribu Shahid, pianist Orrin Evans and drummer Nasheet Waits alongside Saul Williams at Le Poisson Rouge. Murray first met Williams at Amiri Baraka’s funeral in early 2014, where the firebrand poet premiered his jazz-inflected elegy, “Rottweiler Choir,” and they began collaborating. Evocative of both Gil Scott-Heron’s Pieces of a Man and Baraka’s work with the New York Art Quartet, the set was a combustible riposte to the recent wave of political turmoil, as Murray parried Williams’ verbal rallying cry. “I’m a candle! Chop my neck a million

  • Written on 2015, Jan 27
    A David Murray Double Bill @ NPR Music

    Jazz Night In America filmed two of those sets at the Minetta Lane Theatre as part of Winter Jazzfest in early 2015. A four-man clarinet summit — featuring Murray with fellow reedmen Hamiet Bluiett, David Krakauer and Don Byron — echoes the project he played in with clarinetist John Carter in the 1980s. And a new collaboration with Geri Allen (piano) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) found the three improvising openly around loose themes.
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  • Written on 2014, Dec 29
    David Murray Revue @ Winter Jazz Festival – January 9th & 10th, 2015

    Winter Jazz Festival in New York City will feature a David Murray Revue including a Clarinet Summit where Murray will be joined by Don Byron, Hamiet Bluiett, and David Krakauer; Murray’s Infinity Quartet with special guest Saul Williams; and a trio project with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington. Continue reading

  • Written on 2014, Oct 2
    David Murray on the road: October / November / December 2014

    David Murray Infinity Quartet:
    13/09/2014 Jazz Al Parque – with Macy Gray – Bogota (CO)
    02/10/2014 Stadtgarten – Koln (DE)
    03/10/2014 Stadthaus – Ulm (DE)
    05/10/2014 Brotfabrik – Frankfurt (DE)
    05/11/2014 Teatro Central – Sevilla (SP)
    06/11/2014 Guimaraes Jazz Festival – Guimaraes (PT)
    07/11/2014 AMR – Genève (CH)
    08/11/2014 Theater Lantaren – Rotterdam (NL)
    Trio feat. Jaribu Shahid and Hamid Drake:
    17/10/2014 HotHouse Festival – Chicago (USA) – Trio feat. Jaribu Shahid and Hamid Drake
    David Murray and John Betsch Duo:
    27/12/2014 Toomzaal – Den Bosh (NL) – Duo with John Betsch
    28/12/2014 Paradox – Tilburg (NL) – Duo with John