Saxophonist and bandleader David Murray has always gone against the grain musically. His vision and straightforward approach has gained and earned him the respect of his peers for well over 40 years. The Berkeley, California native has always reached out to the different music styles of jazz and soul music.
His latest Motema Records release "Be My Monster Heart" features soul vocalist Macy Gray and jazz vocalist Gregory Porter with his Infinity Quartet, the first in which he's recorded with in over six years. The title song, performed by Gray, was penned by David's dear friend, writer and playwright, Ismeal Reed. Both David and Gray will embark on a summer and fall tour in which the two will perform dates with the big band as well as the Infinity Quartet.
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