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David Murray Solo

tenor saxophone and bass clarinet
Saturday, January 21 2017

In 1980, multi-reed instrumentalist David Murray recorded and released two now-rare solo reed recordings on the Cecma record label. Recorded May 1980 in Nyon Switzerland, it featured mostly Murray original compositions and improvisations, as well as reinterpretations of a Monk composition, and the classic “Body and Soul”.
On January 21st, Transparent Productions presents a very special 37th-year anniversary of Murray’s historic 1980 solo recordings, with this special performance of old & new solo interpretations.
For many, David Murray is already a jazz legend, for the number of albums recorded, concerts performed, and awards garnered, with a Grammy, Guggenheim, and Danish JazzPar Prize, among them. Murray was also an original founding member of the iconic World Saxophone Quartet.
The son of Baptist parents, Murray discovered and grasped the Negro spiritual style, Coltrane, and Ayler. Now in his fifties, Murray has 130 albums to his name. Born in Oakland, he grew up in Berkeley and studied with Catherine Murray (his mother, an organist), trumpeter Bobby Bradford, alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe, and drummer/writer Stanley Crouch. In March 1975, he left Ponoma College in Los Angeles for New York, performing with artists such as Anthony Braxton, Don Cherry, Julius Hemphill and many others.
Now 54 years of age, join us as we celebrate David Murray’s historic 1980 CECMA project.

7014 Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

9PM | $20 door | cash only
TransP’s 21st season opening performance!!!

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