Saxophonist David Murray on Seeking 'Perfection,' via Ornette Coleman

Jul 11, 2017

It's always exciting when a new composition is unearthed from a behemoth in American art.  In this case, it's a composition by Ornette Coleman, the pioneering saxophonist and iconoclast, who continues to be studied, celebrated and misunderstood. In this Checkout podcast, David Murray debuts the original Ornette Coleman tune called "Perfection," with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and the late pianist Geri Allen.

David Murray spoke about the revolutionary jazzman at last year's Jazz Middelheim Festival in Antwerp, Belgium. He performs this week at Lincoln Center in celebration of Ornette Coleman.