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October 31, 2006

Murley/Braid Quartet with Tara Davidson Tour Nationally

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz news

Murley/Braid Quartet with Tara Davidson heads west on national tour

Juno award-winners saxophonist Mike Murley and pianist David Braid bring their collaborative jazz quintet to western Canada on their national tour promoting two new CD releases. The Murley/Braid Quartet (MBQ) includes the dynamic rhythm section of Jim Vivian (bass) and New Yorker Ian Froman (drums).

Joining the MBQ for the tour is alto/soprano saxophonist Tara Davidson, who is celebrating the release of her new CD Code Breaking which features both Braid and Murley. Davidson also helps the group promote their new MBQ release, Mnemosyne’s March.

The second national tour for MBQ since forming in the summer of 2004, the ensemble first appeared at the Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal International Jazz Festivals. In January 2005 they recorded live at the Montreal Bistro in Toronto, the result being the group’s debut CD on Cornerstone Records, Mnenosyne’s March.

Tara Davidson is one of Canada’s leading new generation of jazz musicians, who at 27 has already performed around the world at such prestigious venues as New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., and The Sony Center in Pori, Finland. Her new recording, “Tara Davidson: Code Breaking”, features Mike Murley, David Braid, drummer Ernesto Cervini, and bassist Michael McClennan.

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Murley/Braid Quartet with Tara Davidson – remaining national tour dates
Mike Murley (saxophone), David Braid (piano), Tara Davidson (saxophone), Jim Vivian (bass), Ian Frohman (drums)

Nov 2
Brandon University / Brandon MN

Nov 3 8pm
Le Centre culturel franco-manitobain / St Boniface MN

Nov 4
Hermann’s Jazz Club / Victoria BC

Nov 5 7:30pm
Malaspina University / Nanaimo BC

Nov 8 8pm
The Western Front / Vancouver BC

Nov 9 8pm
Western Canada High School / Calgary AB

Nov 10 9pm
The Yardbird Suite / Edmonton AB

Nov 11 8:30pm
Le Bistro / Regina SK

Nov 12 9:30pm
The Rex / Toronto ON

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