7014 Westmoreland Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
It’s easy to talk about the way jazz developed in the 1970s and ’80s without mentioning saxophonist David Murray, and many have done it – it was a quicksilver time for the music, and there’s lots of ground to cover. But that would be an act of vast omission. Murray came to New York in 1975, when the loft jazz scene was spreading an ethos of self-sustainment and assertiveness throughout lower Manhattan, and quickly became a centerpiece of that world. He opened his own loft space, Studio Infinity, and became a founding member of the influential World Saxophone Quartet. He was a disciple of the shrieking, torrential saxophonist Albert Ayler, but in Murray’s wide wavelengths of vibrato and his fierce tone you can hear the entire lineage of saxophone protagonism that preceded him, from Coleman Hawkins through John Coltrane.
He performs solo and then with a trio featuring Luke Stewart (disclosure: Capitalbop’s Director of Presenting) and Warren “Trae” Crudup III, the rhythm section best known for their work in Blacks’ Myths and the James Brandon Lewis trio.
Presented by Transparent Productions.