Saxaphonist David Murray will be chatting with Alisa Clancy about his music and new CD, Nat King Cole en Espanol. David a native of Oakland currently resides in Portugal. During his career he was a founding member of World Saxaphone Quartet and has played with many world class musicians.
A quote from his web site on his new album:
This is a heartfelt love letter to one of the great figures in popular music who was nonetheless a phenomenally gifted jazz musician. Nat ‘King’ Cole had a piano technique that belied the gilt edged romanticism of his voice, yet it was as a singer that he achieved worldwide fame. One of Cole’s most charming recordings were the 1958 and 1962 albums, Cole Español and More Cole en Español, recorded in Havana and featuring Spanish lyrics. Now, more than 50 years after its release, saxophonist David Murray, a contemporary jazz great, reprises Cole Español as Cole ‘En Español’, in the company of a Cuban string band, giving the original repertoire a lush sonic canvas full of shimmering, sensual hues.
You listen to tracks from the album at his My Space page at