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Yoshi's San Francisco
Between Eddy and Ellis 1330 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Elene Sayre
Red Velvet 51 events 18 reviews

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.

reviewed Nov 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from anonymous
227 events 143 reviews

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.

reviewed Nov 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from maria eugenia
50 events 29 reviews

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.

reviewed Nov 12 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.


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.

<em>Eclipsed</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cheaper Than Therapy</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em>