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David Murray Power Quartet: Like a Kiss That Never Ends

We all know David Murray is one of the finest tenor players around. A superb technician, he’s mastered the extended saxophone languages developed by free players like Albert Ayler and John Coltrane, and he deploys them to enliven a range of popular genres. While many of his releases in the ’90s had a specific focus (tributes to Coltrane and the Grateful Dead, a gospel set with singer Fontella Bass, etc), Like a Kiss That Never Ends packs a comparable variety of music onto a single disc: blues, funk, Latin, impressionistic ballad, plus a lovely coda of Monk’s “Let’s Cool One” on cavorting bass clarinet.

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