David Murray & Kahil El’Zabar
Saturday June 15, 2019 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:World Saxophone Quartet co-founder David Murray has long kept one foot planted in’60s be-bop. The other foot is still kicking around in the realm of abstract expressionism. But as Murray’s musical voice has taken shape over hundreds of LPs he has carried his penchant for the avant-garde into the arena of more accessible rhythms and standards. Through it all, however, his deep vibrato has remained a signature of his fluid style, earning a place alongside such formidable musical innovators as Albert Ayler, Sonny Rollins, and Archie Shepp. Murray is on the road celebrating Black Music Month, performing alongside legendary percussionist Kahil El’Zabar. Expect an evening of two masters making one great big sound.
At Gallery 992