The friendship between Andy Hamilton and David Murray
A concrete example of Black Atlantic culture
Keywords:jazz, improvisation, black Atlantic culture
This article describes the friendship and musical relationship between the late Andy Hamilton, an Afro-Caribbean saxophonist who lived in Birmingham UK for most of his life, and David Murray, a leading American saxophonist. The article points to various reasons why two rather different players got on so well and suggests that the relationship supports the notion of a common Black Atlantic culture.
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Youtube (13 July 2009) The Roots featuring David Murray, Andy Hamilton @Meltdown Festival 2009. London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnN90KbVINU
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