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David Murray: Three Days in the Life

David Murray (credit: Jimmy Katz)
David Murray (credit: Jimmy Katz)
David Murray's saxophone (credit: Jimmy Katz)

Like Wynton Marsalis, David Murray can talk. It may be all they have in common, but the two certainly do share a gift for gab. And they are equally out-spoken. Get Murray going and he will talk about anything. But time is tight this morning and just running down his current activities and rash of recent releases will take up most of it.

For the record, there are his new and typically intense recordings Octet Plays Trane and Requiem for Julius with the World Saxophone Quartet, recent duet gigs in Italy and Ireland with Andrew Hill, as well as his ongoing projects focused around such recent releases as the Senegalese-inspired Fo Deuk Revue, the Haitian-flavored Creole and the gospel-drenched Speaking in Tongues (all for the Montreal-based Justin Time label).

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