David Murray, Chanda Rule

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January 1970

Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than Grammy® award winner DAVID MURRAY who is considered by many as one of the most important and most versatile saxophonists, composers and band leaders in modern jazz. He has perfected an immediately recognizable, unique approach and his very personal handwriting in improvisation - without ever leaving or losing the basics, the traditions and the grounding. Being son of a gospel church organist, he grew up with gospels and spirituals – and recorded 1990 a unique own Spirituals album.

Program and cast

David Murray: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Chanda Rule: vocals
Paul Zauner: trombone
Jan Kořínek: hammond organ
Jeff Boudreaux: drums

PORGY & BESS Jazzclub

Porgy & Bess (actually, Jazz and Music Club Porgy & Bess ) is a jazz club in the Riemergasse 11 in the 1st district of Vienna. The club , founded in 1993 is considered " the most important jazz organizer and trendy meeting point " of the Austrian capital .

The program of Porgy & Bess speaks to a very large audience , about 70,000 guests a year ; is accordingly Jazz " understood very pluralistic ," and the program " even in fringe areas , such as electronic music , contemporary music and world music penetrated . " Many international artists , particularly from the U.S. space , see also Austrian musician here an opportunity to perform . The club also offers the stage for events, such as the award of the Austrian World Music Award.

Musicologist Christian Scheib According to the Porgy & Bess " at the same time essential for the development of the musical ( jazz ) reality of a City" and needs and uses ' plain commonplace as urban space music. " It creates itself " through artistic preferences, acoustic quality , capacity and real capacity, the necessary exclusion of other clubs. " Here, the different areas of the jazz clubs allow - the area in front of the stage with tables, upstairs gallery , a lateral area with a bar at counter - different intense concentration on the concert scene . For Jazzthetik Porgy & Bess is even a " traditional club . "

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