By Steve Futterman
June 14, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

Dark Star

B+
type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz

Unlikely as it seems, saxophonist David Murray Octet’s Grateful Dead credentials are in order: He’s jammed with the band and is writing a musical with Bob Weir. Often-inspired readings are given to good-time groovers (”One More Saturday Night”), ballads (”China Doll”), and spacey jams (”Dark Star”). ”Shoulda Had Been Me,” Dark Star‘s closing duet between Murray and Weir, is an unexpected treat. B+

Dark Star

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz
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