David Murray, Milford Graves + Stanley Crouch’s foot

On September 14, 2011 by Will Hermes

David Murray is about as giant a jazzman as we have nowadays. He just released a great new record, titled David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole En Espanol.

He’s based in Paris now, but his career began in NYC in the mid-’70s. Here’s a clip from a long-lost documentary, featuring Murray and Milford Graves, about the legacy of Albert Ayler + “spirit music.” Check the commentary by Murray’s ex-roomie, a young and very boho Stanley Crouch, who is seen briefly using his foot in a very unconventional manner during a drum solo.

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