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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: February 19, 1955

David Murray (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet) is a Jazz artist who has recorded over 130 albums, including 2 recorded in 2006 (Gwotet and Pushkin) and a forthcoming album to be released in Summer 2007. He was born in Oakland, California in 1955 and grew up in Berkeley, where he studied with his mother Catherine Murray (organist), Bobby Bradford, Arthur Blythe, Stanley Crouch, Margaret Kohn and many others before he left Ponoma College (Los Angeles) for New York in 1975. In New York he met and played with Cecil Taylor, who along with Dewey Redman, gave the young musician the encouragement he needed. The city would again be a source of new encounters, with people and with music from all horizons : Sunny Murray, Tony Braxton, Oliver Lake, Don Cherry. In Ted Daniel's Energy Band he worked with Hamiet Bluiett, Lester Bowie and Frank Lowe....
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Featured recording “Be My Monster Love”

Be My Monster Love

Motema Music
2013
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    Be My Monster Love

    Motema Music
    2013
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    Rendezvous Suite

    Cristal Records
    2011
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    David Murray, Chico Freeman With Ozay

    Cristal Records
    2011
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    Plays Nat King Cole En Espanol

    Motema Music
    2011
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    David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole En Español

    Cristal Records
    2010
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    The Devil Tried To Kill Me

    Justin Time Records
    2009
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    Live At The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club

    Cristal Records
    2009
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