Sunny Murray

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Murray in 2007

James Marcellus Arthur "Sunny" Murray (September 21, 1936 – December 8, 2017) was an American jazz drummer. He was one of the pioneers of the free jazz style of drumming. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] He later recorded under his own name for ESP-Disk and then when he moved to Europe for BYG Actuel.

Murray died on December 8, 2017 from unspecified causes at the age of 81.[2]

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  1. Lock, Graham (1994). Chasing the Vibration. Devon: Stride Publications. p. 120. ISBN 1-873012-81-0.
  2. Sodomsky, Sam (8 December 2017). "Jazz Drummer Sunny Murray Dead at 81". Pitchfork. Retrieved 8 December 2017.

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