Modern Jazz Masters and Cutting Edge Artists team up for Unique Duo Show Live at Nighttown!
Featuring: David Murray-sax & reeds, Kalil El'Zabar-percussion.
These two modern music masters, have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity over the past four decades. Murray and El’Zabar are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos, who possess ingenious interpretations within the history and future of Great Black Music! This magnificent duo, shares with us all, the hope and desire that comes from blowing fire in an acquired wisdom. This is freedom music in its noblest sense, meant to heal and release one from the regurgitated mediocrity currently flooding our airways. These two wise men know firsthand what’s genuine and real. They have both played and recorded with the legends. These cats express brilliantly what true musicians feel and see, which is the epiphany to be free! They are body and soul, in a moment’s notice, that ignites the call to have a ball with the one and only Murray/El’Zabar Duo!
Sir Kahil El’zabar is revered globally as a cultural visionary and an innovative music conceptualist. He has recorded more than 60 acclaimed projects as the leader, composer, and arranger. El’Zabar, who holds a PHD in Inter/Disciplinary Arts from Lake Forest College, has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Cannon Ball Adderly, Archie Shepp, Paul Simon, Lester Bowie and more. In May 2014, Sir Kahil El’Zabar was Knighted by the Council General of France, making him a (Chevalier Medal De Lettres).
David Murray is one of the most recorded musicians as a leader in the history of jazz, with well over 200 celebrated projects. Murray was one of the founding members of the World Saxophone Quartet and has worked with greats like, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Mc Coy Tyner, Lester Bowie, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, Amiri Baraka, and Randy Weston. He is currently working with Macy Gray as part of his David Murray Big Band. In 2012, David Murray received an Honorary Doctorate Of Music Degree from Pomona College, Claremont, California. He has won numerous awards over his vast career garnering a Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance, for his Tribute to John Coltrane and a Guggenheim Fellowship.