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David Murray

David Murray
Born: Feb 19, 1955 in Berkeley, CA
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: Initially an inheritor of an abstract/expressionist improvising style originated in the '60s by such saxophonists as Albert Ayler and Archie Shepp, David Murray eventually evolved into something of a mainstream tenorist, playing standards with conventional rhythm sections. However, Murray's readings ...Read full biography
Murray's Steps
Released: 1982
Label: Black Saint
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The octet is perfect for David Murray as an outlet for his writing, a showcase for his compositions, and an inspiring vehicle for his tenor and bass clarinet solos. For the third octet album (all are highly ...Read full review
Released: 1980
Label: Black Saint
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His octet was always the perfect setting for tenor saxophonist David Murray, large enough to generate power but not as out of control as many of his big-band performances. Murray contributed all five originals ...Read full review
More David Murray albums: Main Albums (87), Compilations (7), DVD/Video (3)