"Sunny Murray is the only drummer who ever played the Theory of Relativity" (Alan Silva)
James Marcellus Arthur Murray, born in Idabel (Oklahoma, USA), was one of the adventurous drummers of the free jazz 60's.
First messing with Jacky McLean and Ted Curson, he eventually moved ahead with Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, and Albert Ayler with whom he recorded his first album on Jihad (Sonny's Time Now).
Pretty capable of beating it hard, he introduced new and very sensitive ways to play, embrassing the solo-ish new cats experiments.
Spotted live in NYC in the late 90.
Legal name: James Marcellus Arthur Murray
James Marcellus Arthur "Sunny" Murray (September 21, 1936 – December 7, 2017) was one of the pioneers of the free jazz style of drumming.
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