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Sunny Murray

dr, *1936 US, Idabel, Oklahoma
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. James Marcellus Arthur Murray Jr.

American free-jazz drummer. Born September 21, 1936, Idadel, Oklahoma, USA. Died December 8, 2017 in Paris, France.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Don's Dawn on New York Eye & Ear Control by Various Artists
A.Y. on New York Eye & Ear Control by Various Artists
Sunny Moon for Two on 13' Steps on Glass by Sunny Murray
Phase 1, 2, 3, 4 on Sunny Murray by Sunny Murray
ITT on New York Eye & Ear Control by Various Artists
Lover on 13' Steps on Glass by Sunny Murray
Seven Days on Kingdom Come by Charles Gayle, Sunny Murray & William Parker
Red Cross on Jazzactuel by Various Artists
Jump Up on Jimmy Lyons & Sunny Murray, Trio: Jump Up by Jimmy Lyons & Sunny Murray
Giblet on Sunny Murray by Sunny Murray

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Live At The TunnelArthur Doyle, Sunny Murray2017Album
I Stepped Onto A BeeSunny Murray • John Edwards • Tony Bevan2011Album
TiresiasThe Louie Belogenis Trio with Sunny Murray & Michael Bisio2011Album
Boom Boom CatSunny Murray - John Edwards - Tony Bevan2011Album
Sonic Liberation Front Meets Sunny MurraySonic Liberation Front Meets Sunny Murray2010Album
Ode To Albert AylerMark O'Leary & Sunny Murray2009Album
In The Shade Of SunJohn Blum With Sunny Murray And William Parker2009Album
Sunny's Time NowSunny Murray2008Album
Perles Noires Vol. ISunny Murray2005Album
Perles Noires Vol. IISunny Murray2005Album
Home Cooking In The UkSunny Murray / Tony Bevan / John Edwards2004Album
Ma (Live At The Fundacio Juan Miro)Assif Tsahar / Peter Kowald / Sunny Murray2003Album
Sunshine & An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker)Sunny Murray2002Compil.
Live At Glenn Miller CaféArthur Doyle & Sunny Murray2001Album
CrossroadsDavid Eyges Trio With Byard Lancaster & Sunny Murray2000Compil.
The Original Debut Recordings 1964 & 1967The Contemporary Jazz Quartet Featuring Sunny Murray / The Contemporary Jazz Quintet2000Album
Dawn Of A New VibrationArthur Doyle / Sunny Murray2000Album
Change Of The Century OrchestraSunny Murray / Khan Jamal / Romulus Franceschini1999Album
We Are Not At The OperaSunny Murray w/ Sabir Mateen1998Album
HomeworkSunny Murray, Robert Andreano, Bob Dickie1997Album
PérégrinationsChristian Brazier, Sunny Murray, Rasul Siddik, Sophie Agnel1997Album
IlluminatorsSunny Murray Duo Featuring Charles Gayle1996Album
Albert Smiles With SunnyAlbert Ayler / Sunny Murray / Gary Peacock1996Album
Clapping MusicAki Takase, Reggie Workman, Sunny Murray1995Album
13# Steps On GlassSunny Murray, Odean Pope, Wayne Dockery1995Album
IlluminationSunny Murray & The Reform Art Unit1995Album
Kingdom ComeCharles Gayle With Sunny Murray & William Parker1994Album
Subway PerformanceThe Reform Art Unit Featuring Sunny Murray1994Album
Sunny's Time Now & MoreSunny Murray1993Compil.
A Sanctuary WithinDavid Murray Quartet Featuring Sunny Murray, Kahil El'Zabar, Tony Overwater1992Album
SmokeAlexander von Schlippenbach And Sunny Murray1990Album
IndelicacySunny Murray1987Album
The LieSunny Murray1985Single
CrossroadsDavid Eyges With Byard Lancaster & Sunny Murray1982Album
FirmanenceBurton Greene Encounters Alan Silva And Sunny Murray1980Album
Mayhem In Our StreetsKeshavan Maslak, Loek Dikker, Mark Miller, Sunny Murray1980Album
African MagicCheikh Tidiane Fall & Malachi Favors & Sunny Murray1979Album
Sunshine / Hommage To AfricaSunny Murray1971Album
Hommage To AfricaSunny Murray1970Album
An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker)Sunny Murray1970Album
Sunny MurraySunny Murray1969Album
Big ChiefSunny Murray1969Album
SunshineSunny Murray1969Album
Sunny MurraySunny Murray1966Album
New York Eye And Ear ControlAlbert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sunny Murray1966Album
GhostsAlbert Ayler Quartet Featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock And Sunny Murray1965Album
Sonny's Time NowSunny Murray1965Album
ActionThe Contemporary Jazz Quartet Featuring Sunny Murray1965Album
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