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David Murray’s new album featuring Saul Williams ‘Blues for Memo’ is out now

David Murray’s new album featuring Saul Williams ‘Blues for Memo’ is out now

The new album from jazz innovator David Murray and acclaimed actor/poet Saul Williams ‘Blues for Memo’ is out now. This album is a  powerful, political expression of the blues, paying homage to a pioneer of Istanbul’s jazz scene, Mehmet “Memo” Uluğ, inspired further by the legendary conductor/cornetist Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris and poet Amiri Baraka.

Click here to download/listen to ‘Blues for Memo’

 


The NY Times Features new David Murray track “Cycles and Seasons”

The NY Times Features new David Murray track “Cycles and Seasons”

The New York Times included the new track “Cycles and Seasons” from David Murray’s release Blues for Memo, featuring Saul Williams, on “The Playlist” this week.

“This track has two musical sections: a querying refrain, with a tweaked blues melody that lodges quizzically between major and minor, and a skating section of crisp swing. Throughout, Mr. Williams and the pianist Orrin Evans maintain a jittery and prolix flow, demanding action but not waiting around for you to take it.” – Giovanni Russonello

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NEW DAVID MURRAY ALBUM FEATURING SAUL WILLIAMS ‘BLUES FOR MEMO’ IS OUT NOW!

NEW DAVID MURRAY ALBUM FEATURING SAUL WILLIAMS ‘BLUES FOR MEMO’ IS OUT NOW!

David Murray’s new album Blues for Memo is now available online to download and stream!

Featuring acclaimed actor/poet Saul Williams, Murray crafts a powerful, political expression of the blues, paying homage to a pioneer of Istanbul’s jazz scene, Mehmet “Memo” Uluğ. Inspired further by the legendary conductor/cornetist Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris and poet Amiri Baraka, Blues for Memo is a cutting-edge collaboration of jazz and poetry.

Listen/Download here!