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DAVID MURRAY INFINITY QUARTET
July 03, 2014
"An indefatigable tenor saxophonist with serious history" -THE NEW YORK TIMES
David Murray Infinity Quartet is:
Tenor Sax - David Murray
Bass - Jaribu Shahid
Drums - Ranzell Merritt (Wed) / Nasheet Waits (Thu)
Piano - Joe Warner (Wed) / Orrin Evans (Thu)
Thursday, July 3
- Thu 8pm $25 adv, $28 day of show
- Thu 10pm $19 adv, $23 day of show
Note: The Wed, Jul 2 show has been canceled. For refunds or ticket transfers, please contact the box office at 415.655.5600.
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Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than David Murray. During the past 35 years, from the moment he first visited New York as a 20-year-old student, playing in a walkup loft, in 1975, David has careened forward in a cool, collected, rocket-fueled streak. He has released over 150 albums under his own name. Yet more impressive than the numbers is the constancy of two abiding achievements: as a tenor saxophonist, he has perfected an instantly recognizable approach to improvisation that even in its freest flights acknowledges the gravity of a tradition he honors more than most; and he has altered the context for his improvisations as an infinite mosaic of musical challenges and explorations. David Murray goes down as a worthy successor for some of the biggest names in jazz, and he is now contributing to the rise of young talents such as Lafayette Gilchrist, a young pianist who has already been widely acclaimed by the critics.
In the past year David Murray strikes back with a new unique project and line-up: David Murray Infinity Quartet. A new album ‘Be My Monster Love’ was released on Motéma (2013). David Murray here offers to his quartet a new repertory and a new name: Infinity Quartet. It takes root deep into the Jazz tradition, and gathers around David Murray the finest line-up of contemporary jazz musicians: Nasheet Waits recalls Ed Blackwell on the drums; Marc Cary reminds us the very essential pianist John Hicks; and Jaribu Shahid the constancy of Ray Drummond. The album also features the soul singer Macy Gray and the jazz vocal singer Gregory Porter! Indisputably the most creative project of David Murray, where emotions and virtuosity will not let anyone indifferent.