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Member CD Reviews
Ken D. (Allthatjazz)
Reviewed on 9/16/2009...
I'm puzzled as to Michael G. Nastos' usually right-on-the-money reviews. This CD was so awful that the GRP executive tracking it told our station not to bother. The teenager's playing is very immature, as he blew multiple takes, angering Clark Terry and Roland Hanna, while the exec pulled Murray aside and told him, "If you're going to make it in this business, you're going to have to practice." This CD bombed and Murray has yet to record as a leader (or even sideman) again. Avoid this turkey like the plague.
Is he 14 or 40?
Glen Zimmerman | West Bumblefuch, USA | 10/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is difficult to believe, because of the maturity and well-craftedness of this album, that Amani A.W. Murray was only a young teenager when he made it. Recording for major jazz record label GRP, which is home to such jazz stalwarts as David Benoit, The Rippingtons, and Nelson Rangell, the kid sounds right at home with such distinguished company, especially on the eight minute sax-blues masterpiece "Blues For The Blues"."