David Murray offers to his quartet a new repertory and a new name : Infinity Quartet. This new quartet takes root deep into the Jazz tradition, and gathers around David Murray the finest line-up of contemporary jazz musicians. The album also features the soul singer MACY GRAY and the jazz vocal singer Gregory Porter !Indisputably the most creative project of David Murray, where emotions and virtuosity will not let anyone indifferent.
For many enthusiasts, David Murray is already a jazz legend, if we look at the number of albums he has recorded, of concerts he has performed and at the number of awards with which his career to date has already been crowned (Grammy Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Bird Award, Danish Jazz Bar Prize, musician of the 80’s by the Village Voice…). However, just over a quarter of a century into his career, his music still expresses the verve and inspiration of youth, throughout a career which is prolific as much in terms of output as in terms of musical orientation (from the World Saxophone Quartet, of which he is one of the founders, to his octet and quitet, not forgetting his big band and the encounter with the GwoKa Masters of Guadeloupe, amongst many other groups and creations), all of it with the greatest musicians.
Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis.
GRAMMY, Brit Awards and MTV Video Award winner she is a real treasure in the musical landscape. This is attested by the numerous collaborations she had: Bobby Brown, Erykah Badu, Fatboy Slim, Fergie, Jeff Beck, Justin Timberlake, MosDef, Natalie Cole, Santana , The Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, Zucchero…
Macy Gray played in movies like Training Day, Spider-Man, Scary Movie 3, Idlewind, For Colored Girls and Paperboy and offered her music for the soundtracks of Rush Hour 2, 8 Mile, Chicago and Confessions of a Shopaholic.