Venue Details

558 Star Starred
Yoshi's San Francisco
Between Eddy and Ellis 1330 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115
415-655-5600
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Member Tips

anonymous
Dress up for the event
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anonymous
Take a taxi for ease
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anonymous
Nice small plates
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anonymous
Be polite and enjoy the music not your chit chatting.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.2 average rating
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Elene Sayre Red Velvet
40 events
15 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 11 2011

The David Murray Band and the familiar tunes of Nat King Cole were wonderful to hear, especially for someone just learning how to appreciate jazz. I loved the chorus of saxophones.

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173 events
109 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 11 2011

One conjures up what will be heard when 'Nat King Cole' is referenced.
This concert did not come close to my idea of his music.
This was more of a jazz jam ensemble that had numerous solos ad nauseam.
Interesting, but not great.

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44 events
27 reviews
22 stars
attended Nov 12 2011

Great lineup - he brought first class musicians from NYC. It was refreshing to hear his take on Nat King Cole en Espanol. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

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Website

http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artist/show/2011

Quotes & Highlights

“One of the most innovative and inventive musicians in jazz.” —BBC Radio
“It’s what David Murray puts into these songs that makes them so compelling to hear anew. He completely reharmonized the original music” —NPR
“David Murray gives a gorgeous tribute to the King” —Liberation* *
Visit David Murray’s website.

Description

For many enthusiasts, David Murray is already a jazz legend, if we look at the number of albums he has recorded, of concerts he has performed and at the number of awards with which his career to date has already been crowned (Grammy Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Bird Award, Danish Jazz Bar Prize, musician of the ‘80s by the Village Voice…). However, just over a quarter of a century into his career, his music still expresses the verve and inspiration of youth, throughout a career which is prolific as much in terms of output as in terms of musical orientation (from the World Saxophone Quartet, of which he is one of the founders, to his octet, not forgetting his big band and the encounter with the Gwo Ka Masters of Guadeloupe, amongst many other groups and creations), all of it with the greatest musicians.  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.