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David Murray And Class Struggle at The Village Vanguard

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David Murray and Class Struggle The Village Vanguard New York, NY June 22, 2018 Upon taking the Vanguard stage, Murray broke the night wide open with a hard, slippery solo that had his sextet Class Struggle--featuring the saxophonist's son guitarist Mingus Murray, brotherly rhythm section of bassist Rashaan Carter and drummer Russell Carter; trombonist Craig Harris who has been a foil/inspiration at Murray's side through the legendary Octets of yesteryear, and scene pacing pianist Lafayette ...

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David Murray Octets on Black Saint

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Younger jazz fans may be only dimly acquainted with the Italian record labels Black Saint and Soul Note, but during their prime in the 1980s both labels released jazz that was adventuresome and challenging without losing touch with tradition. As such, the imprints offered a compelling middle way between the major label output of the time (which was increasingly in thrall to the neo-conservative “young lions" movement) and hard-core avant-garde labels releasing music for a tiny number of initiates.

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BRIC JazzFest 2016

Read "BRIC JazzFest 2016" reviewed by Peter Jurew

BRIC JazzFest BRIC House Brooklyn, NY October 8-15, 2016 After a successful debut in 2015, the BRIC JazzFest returned to the BRIC House in downtown Brooklyn, New York, this year with two nights of jazz-related films and a music “marathon" of twenty-seven acts spread evenly over three nights. The biggest names included David Murray and his Infinity Quartet; alto saxophonist Terrace Martin; eclectic guitarist Marc Ribot with the bassist Henry Grimes; Eddie ...

ALBUM REVIEW

David Murray Infinity Quartet: Be My Monster Love

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If jazz is ever to escape from the “specialist" ghetto in which it finds itself in 2013 the simple truth is that we need more people with the vision of David Murray and more records as good as this one. Murray has a long and distinguished jazz career on tenor sax that began in the NYC Loft Scene of the 1970s--taking in my personal favourite octet recordings of the likes of Ming and Home on Black Saint in ...

LIVE REVIEW

SubCulture, Grand Opening

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The art of recording has changed music, more so in the information age. Nevertheless, it seems consensus in New York: jazz sounds better live. SubCulture is a new performance space in the district of Manhattan that is called 'NoHo.' The building is located at 45 Bleecker Street right in front of a stop for the B, D, F, M and 6 trains. The recommended drink as per space owner, Marc Kaplan is the Liberty School cabernet and a semi-local brew, ...


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