The Legendary Murray/El’Zabar Duo!
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 produce ingenious interpretations that take their place within the history and future of Great Black Music!
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, Nona Hendryx, Kurt Elling, Billy Bang, Eddie Harris, Neneh Cherry, Henry Threadgill, Roy Ayers, and David Murray. 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, Hamiet Bluiett, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, Amiri Baraka, Randy Weston and Fred Hopkins. 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.
Selected Tracks featuring Kahil El’zabar and David Murray:
The Ebullient Duke - https://youtu.be/Du6KklGKjHA
Meditation for the Celestial Warriors - https://youtu.be/-YDTED9ZEFI
One World Family - https://youtu.be/-YDTED9ZEFI
Tickets: $25 in advance/$28 at door/$10 full-time students with ID