David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole at Yoshi's
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The last date listed for David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole was Sunday November 13, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Great show! It started late (10:25pm), but the group was still playing at 12:25am when we left.
We enjoyed every minute of the performance and were especially surprised when we were told that we had reserved seats. Thank you, Goldstar, for the great table and the terrific evening!
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“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.
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.