SUNNY MURRAY

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James Marcellus Arthur "Sunny" Murray (September 21, 1936 – December 8, 2017) was one of the pioneers of the free jazz style of drumming.

Murray spent his youth in Philadelphia before moving to New York City where he began playing with Cecil Taylor: "We played for about a year, just practicing, studying — we went to workshops with Varèse, did a lot of creative things, just experimenting, without a job" He was featured on the influential 1962 concerts in Denmark released as Nefertiti the Beautiful One Has Come.

Murray was among the first to forgo the drummer's traditional role as timekeeper in favor of purely textural playing. "Murray's aim was to free the soloist completely from the restrictions of time, and to do this he set up a continual hailstorm of percussion ... continuous ringing stickwork on the edge of the cymbals, an irregular staccato barrage on the snare, spasmodic bass drum
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Even BreakEven Break
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Sunspots 2004
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SunshineSunshine
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Sunspots 2004
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Sunny MurraySunny Murray
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SUNNY MURRAY Sonny's Time Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny's Time Now
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
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Sunny Murray
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
SUNNY MURRAY Big Chief (aka Sunny Murray In Paris: Big Chief) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Chief (aka Sunny Murray In Paris: Big Chief)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
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Sunshine
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
SUNNY MURRAY Hommage To Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hommage To Africa
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
SUNNY MURRAY An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
SUNNY MURRAY Sunny Murray The Untouchable Factor : Charred Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunny Murray The Untouchable Factor : Charred Earth
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SUNNY MURRAY Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor-Apple Cores album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor-Apple Cores
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
SUNNY MURRAY Aigu-Grave album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aigu-Grave
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
SUNNY MURRAY 13# Steps on Glass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
13# Steps on Glass
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
SUNNY MURRAY Sonic Liberation Front Meets Sunny Murray album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonic Liberation Front Meets Sunny Murray
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
SUNNY MURRAY I Stepped Onto A Bee (with John Edwards • Tony Bevan) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Stepped Onto A Bee (with John Edwards • Tony Bevan)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011

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Sunny Murray
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
SUNNY MURRAY Live At Moers-Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Moers-Festival
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
SUNNY MURRAY Indelicacy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Indelicacy
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
SUNNY MURRAY Illumination album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Illumination
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
SUNNY MURRAY Illuminators (Featuring Charles Gayle) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Illuminators (Featuring Charles Gayle)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
SUNNY MURRAY Sunny Murray/Bob Dickie/Robert Andreano : Homework album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunny Murray/Bob Dickie/Robert Andreano : Homework
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SUNNY MURRAY We Are Not At The Opera (with Sabir Mateen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We Are Not At The Opera (with Sabir Mateen)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
SUNNY MURRAY Change of the Century Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Change of the Century Orchestra
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
SUNNY MURRAY Home Cooking In The UK (with Tony Bevan / John Edwards) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Home Cooking In The UK (with Tony Bevan / John Edwards)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
SUNNY MURRAY Perles Noires Vol. I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Perles Noires Vol. I
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
SUNNY MURRAY Perles Noires Vol. II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Perles Noires Vol. II
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
SUNNY MURRAY The Gearbox Explodes! (with John Edwards and Tony Bevan) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gearbox Explodes! (with John Edwards and Tony Bevan)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
SUNNY MURRAY Boom Boom Cat (with John Edwards - Tony Bevan) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boom Boom Cat (with John Edwards - Tony Bevan)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011

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SUNNY MURRAY Sunshine / Hommage To Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunshine / Hommage To Africa
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
SUNNY MURRAY Sunny's Time Now & More album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunny's Time Now & More
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
SUNNY MURRAY Sunshine & An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunshine & An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002

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Avant-Garde Jazz 2008

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