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The Essential Sunny Murray: A Listener’s Guide

Sunny Sides: 5 must-hear recordings

Cecil Taylor's "Nefertiti: The Beautiful One Has Come" album
Albert Ayler's "Spiritual Unity" album
Sunny Murray's self-titled 1966 album on ESP-Disk'
Sunny Murray's "Big Chief" album
David Murray Quartet's "A Sanctuary Within" album

From our November drum issue, here’s a guide to five essential recordings by free-jazz drumming great Sunny Murray, contributed by Shaun Brady.

CECIL TAYLOR
Nefertiti: The Beautiful One Has Come
(Revenant, 1997)

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