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David Murray Trio feat. Kahil el’Zabar
October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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“Mr. Murray, who is a member of a generation located between the 1960’s avant-gardists and today’s young neo-conservatives, is changing his style, and he seems to be flaunting the fact by playing better than ever.” –The New York Times
Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than David Murray. During the past 35 years, from the moment he first visited New York as a 20 year-old student, playing in a walkup loft, in 1975, David has careened forward in a cool, collected, rocket-fueled streak. He has released over 150 albums under his own name. Yet more impressive than the numbers is the constancy of two abiding achievements: as a tenor saxophonist, he has perfected an instantly recognizable approach to improvisation that even in its freest flights acknowledges the gravity of a tradition he honors more than most; and he has altered the context for his improvisations as an infinite mosaic of musical challenges and explorations. David Murray goes down as a worthy successor for some of the biggest names in jazz.