Always superb David Murray and the Infinity Quartet!
David Murray’s contribution for the Lullaby Project at the Howard Assembly Room, Flowers for Albert, one of his first songs written in New York, dedicated to Albert Ayler. The song was used as a lullaby to put Murray’s kids to sleep.
Inspiration from the master Coltrane, David Murray is solid and strong, this is the essence of his greatness!
David Murray – tenor sax Fred Hopkins – bass Andrew Cyrille – drums
Live 1993 ‘Acoustic Octfunk’
David Murray has recorded more than a hundred records, he was born in Oakland, California, studied at Ponoma College in LA and left for New York in 1975. There he met Cecil Taylor and Dewey Redman, together with many others such as Sunny Murray, Tony Braxton, Oliver Lake, Don Cherry, they gave him the encouragement to express himself freely and broaden his horizons. He was co-founder of the World Saxophone Quartet along with Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake and Hamiet Bluiett, one of the most uncommon and brilliant small combos in jazz history.
His sound is harsh and extreme, according to his bio at All About Jazz “his style is rooted in, but not confined to, a soulful blend of R&B, John Coltrane, Ben Webster and Sonny Rollins”, influenced by the post-free movement he is innovative, combining it with the New Orleans jazz tradition.
The tenor saxophonist David Murray and his group interpret the track Spooning from Alexander Butch Morris at a live session at ‘Duc des Lombards’ in Paris.
World Saxophone Quartet: http://www.davidmurraymusic.com/bands/the-world-saxophone-quartet/
Infinity Quartet : David Murray (tenor saxophone), Roderic Williams (piano), Jaribu Shahid (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums).