DAVID MURRAY QUARTET

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DAVID MURRAY QUARTET
Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:00 PM
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, New Orleans, LA
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  • Ticket Price: $25.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 13 & over
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, 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, and he is now contributing to the rise of young talents. Born in Oakland, he grew up in Berkeley until 1975 when he left for New York, where he met many new musicians and musical styles: Anthony Braxton, Don Cherry, Julius Hemphill and worked with Hamiett Bluiett, Lester Bowie and Frank Lowe. In 1976 Murray set up one of his first legendary groups, the World Saxophone Quartet with Oliver Lake, Hamiett Bluiett and Julius Hemphill. Since then he has played with everyone from Jerry Garcia to Max Roach, Randy Weston and Elvin Jones to many international artists. Tonight he is joined by New Orleans greats drummer Herlin Riley, pianist Larry Sieberth and bassist Amina Scott.
 

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