Photo: Jimmy Katz
David Murray - tenor sax, bass clarinet / Kahil El'Zabar - percussion
Gerry Eastman - bass, guitar
Our trio featuring Kahil El Zabar and Gerry Eastman is a combination of two special projects. Mr. Eastman, owner of the Williamsburg Music Center in Brooklyn, has been a pioneer of both the bass and guitar. Mr. Eastman is gifted in all styles of jazz and has played with all of the great leaders for 50 years. I can't wait to hear him play with us. Kahil el Zabar and I have known one another since 1975. We met on a basketball court in Chicago on my way back to NYC. We have played music ever since, most importantly forming our Duo which has produced many world tours and several recordings. Kahil and I have broken ground by composing extremely memorable songs which he leads and I answer vocally, which is something I rarely do. His infectious enthusiastic spirit always takes my horns to another level. This trio will be quite exciting and different than anything I have ever brought to this great VISION FESTIVAL.
- David Murray
David Murray, Kahil el Zabar, Harrison Bankhead - Toronto (2016)