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Murray, Sunny

LC control no.n 82001697
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Personal name headingMurray, Sunny
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Variant(s)Murray, Sonny
Murray, James Marcellus Arthur, Jr.
Murray, Arthur, 1936-2017
LocatedPhiladelphia (Pa.) New York (N.Y.)
Birth date1936-09-21
Death date2017-12-07
Place of birthIdabel (Okla.)
Place of deathParis (France)
Field of activityFree jazz
Profession or occupationDrummers (Musicians) Jazz musicians
Found inAuthor's Sunny Murray. [Phonodisc] 1968.
Ayler, A. Bells [SR] 1965: container (Sonny Murray, percussion)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Murray, Sunny (James Marcellus Arthur); b. 9-21-37, Idabel, OK; drummer)
Taylor, C. Cecil Taylor live at the Montmartre [SR] 1964?: container (Arthur Murray, drums; Sonny Murray)
New York times WWW site, viewed Dec. 15, 2017 (in obituary published Dec. 14: Sunny Murray; James Marcellus Arthur Murray Jr.; b. Sept. 21, 1936, Idabel, Okla.; grew up in Philadelphia; moved to New York in 1956; moved to Paris in 1968; returned to New York in the 1970s but soon moved back to Europe, where he lived for the rest of his life; d. Dec. 7, Paris, aged 81; influential drummer who was among the first to define a personal style in the free-jazz idiom)