David Murray

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

    By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Jazz Virtuoso Julius Hemphill

    Julius Hemphill may not have resided in St. Louis for his entire life. But it didn't take long for the jazz legend to make his mark in the Gateway City. Hemphill -- who was born on this day in 1938 -- was an jazz virtuoso who unleashed a string of groundbreaking music over his career. Born in Texas ... More >>

  • Music

    February 15, 2006

    I Need You Around

    Catching up with the World Sax Quartet, atoning for V-Day sins with Stars and heralding the triumphant return of the Smoking Popes

  • Music

    May 5, 2004

    John Hicks

    Wednesday, May 12, through Saturday, May 15; Jazz at the Bistro

  • Music

    November 26, 2003

    Jazz Man

    Hamiet Bluiett understands the yin and yang of saxophone

  • Music

    September 24, 2003

    Best Gospel Artist

    Fontella Bass

  • Music

    August 6, 2003

    Rescue Mission

    The legendary St. Louis songstress Fontella Bass headlines a benefit for the Blues Mission Fund

  • Music

    November 22, 2000

    Legendary Heart

    Fontella Bass travels the world spreading her soul and gospel, but she's less well known in her own hometown

  • Culture

    February 16, 2000

    Soul Deep

    Urban Bush Women and the David Murray Octet (Edison Theatre)

  • Music

    February 9, 2000

    Body and Soul

    Renowned jazz artist David Murray teams with the Urban Bush Women dance troupe

  • Music

    December 29, 1999

    Critical Mass

    RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.

  • Music

    March 17, 1999

    Banned on the Run

    St. Louis saxophonist Greg Osby returns from New York to showcase and celebrate the past and future legends of Blue Note Records

  • Culture

    January 13, 1999
  • Music

    December 30, 1998