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David Murray (jazz musician)
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David Murray (jazz musician)

David Murray Live in Warsaw, Poland, in April 2003
David Murray (born 1955 in Oakland, California, USA) is a notable jazz musician. Murray plays mainly tenor saxophone and sometimes bass clarinet.

Murray was initially heavily influenced by free jazz musicians such as Archie Shepp and Albert Ayler. He gradually evolved a more mainstream approach in his playing and compositions.

Murray was a founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet.

One critic dubbed Murray the Joyce Carol Oates of jazz, comparing Murray's prolific and consistently highly-regarded work to the noted novelist's.

Murray has recorded or performed with musicians such as Henry Threadgill, James Blood Ulmer, Olu Dara, Butch Morris and Steve McCall.

See also: List of jazz musicians