David Murray Octet Revival at South Jazz Club

Wendy Wolf uploaded this event on August 6, 2019


South Jazz Club
600 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 600-0220


Wed, September 11, 2019
7:00 pm



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David Murray
David Murray

saxophone, tenor


Saxophonist David Murray is one of the most prolific and adventuresome figures in modern jazz. His innovative Octet, perhaps the best vehicle for his formidable composing and arranging skills, released eight recordings on a steady basis between 1980 and 2000. Now he is re-introducing a reinvigorated version of this iconic group in a series of performances at SOUTH. 

“Growing up in a religious, musical family in Berkeley, CA, I would at times find myself in the middle of an old-fashioned 'Revival” tent, not far from my home. All denominations were welcome to this spectacular event held in this tent, which featured traveling preachers, healers, and speakers and lots of worshippers seeking spiritual rejuvenation. This phenomenon originated in the American South and made it all the way to my neighborhood. The purpose was to unearth or bring back people’s belief in God, to be reinvigorated with the holy spirit of The Lord....

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