David Murray in rare national tour

In his first national UK tour for several years, tenor saxophonist David Murray brings his Infinity quartet to southern England and the Midlands in October

California-born tenor saxophonist David Murray returns to the UK this autumn, with a five-date UK tour covering London, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham and Leeds.

Called "eclectically receptive" by The Guardian and "one of the most innovative and inventive musicians in jazz" by BBC Radio, Murray will play with his Infinity quartet: Thomas Hudson Jr. (piano), Jaribu Shahid (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums).

Noted for his diversion from the style of Coltrane in contrast to other players of his generation, since the 1970s Murray has built a reputation for his soulful playing and extended phrasing.

The tour coincides with the release of Murray’s new album, Be My Monster Love, which features Gregory Porter and Macy Gray.

Murray will appear at Ronnie Scott’s, London on 14 and 15 October; St Georges, Bristol on 16 October; Turner Sims, Southampton on 17 October; CBSO Centre, Birmingham on 18 October; and Howard Assembly Room, Leeds on 19 October.

Tickets can be booked through the respective venues’ websites.

Sally Evans-Darby

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