Pool 14 / “First Blush” (Chris Pitsiokos, Javier Areal Vélez, KM)

hi all, hope folks are hanging in there. two things:

(1) the next Pool online “show” is Thursday 9/3 @ 8pm EST! tune in from the Pool facebook page. excited to be sharing some very excellent work by: Luke Stewart (electronics / visuals), Vio Garcia (cello), and Chris Williams / Patrick Shiroishi (cornet / sax). please donate to support them (and check out their art)! Pool will be matching 50% of your contributions, to be donated to the Lebanon Emergency Appeal through Islamic Relief Worldwide. Hope you will join us!

(2) Aaron Rubinstein and I just launched 1039 Records, the new label arm of the Pool Improvised Music Series. our first release is out next Friday 9/4, and is a burning trio set featuring Chris Pitsiokos (alto sax), Javier Areal Velez (prepared guitar), and myself on drums, recorded January 2020 live at Downtown Music Gallery. Nate Sherman mastered the audio, Nicholas Ross did the beautiful collages for the cover + CD. very grateful that Lurker Bias is also putting the album out on cassette! 1039 will be donating 50% of proceeds equally between the NAACP and the Black Mental Health Alliance.
pre-order (CD/DL) and stream here:


hope you enjoy the music. thanks.

William Parker “Trencadis” out now

Hi folks,

was honored to play on several of the discs for William Parker’s upcoming 10-CD box set, “Migration of Silence In and Out of the Tone World.” William just released a record called “Trencadis” on bandcamp, which has one track from each of the upcoming CD’s. I’m on tracks 5 & 6:



lots of happenings in March – new trio with gabby-fluke mogul and Dan O’Brien, duo with gabby, first time quartet with Michael Foster/Eli Wallace/Drew Wesely, two in Philly with James McKain and Zach Darrup, hosting TONED at Pool 9 on March 14th, two with the one and only William Parker, and more. upcoming Midwest/South/Northeast US duo tour with Kaelen Ghandhi in April as well. all the details on the shows page.

thanks to the New York City Jazz Record for the words on “Live at the Bushwick Public House.” read the review below. I only have 5 copies of the CD left, available HERE. thanks for reading.

Kevin Murray/William Parker/Dave Sewelson/Kaelen Ghandhi “Live at the Bushwick Series” OUT NOW!

Stoked that this one is finally out. KM, drums; William Parker, bass; Dave Sewelson, baritone saxophone; Kaelen Ghandhi, tenor saxophone. Released by Gaucimusic, recorded January 2019. Pick up a CD from me here, or check out some audio and download it here. Massive thanks to Stephen Gauci for making this happen and producing the record.

We are playing the 9pm set TONIGHT at Bushwick Public House to celebrate the release. come by and pick up a copy. more details.

quartet record

Murray/Sato/Weeks – “Hard Boiled” repress + “Live in Sunnyvale”

Hi folks! “Hard Boiled” (myself, Kazuto Sato on basses, Tom Weeks on saxophones) just got repressed, so you can get a CD for $6 bucks on our bandcamp. ALSO the same trio just released a live set from July 1st, 2019 for free download / 20 limited edition CDr’s. get that HERE.

More music coming soon – NOVEMBER 4th is the release date for “Live at Bushwick Public House” featuring William Parker, Dave Sewelson, Kaelen Ghandhi, and myself. We’ll be playing the 9pm set at BPH in Brooklyn.



Ghandhi / Murray / Rubinstein playing some shows. also, on November 4th at Bushwick Public House William ParkerDave SewelsonKaelen Ghandhi, and I will play a set to mark the official birth of my live album with the same group. more details soon.

OCTOBER (click links for more info):

10/5 – GMR @ Willimantic Records, CT – GhandhiMurrayRubinsteinDuvalOlsonGannonLaroccaMilberger+Essi

10/6 – GMR @ UUU Art Collective, Rochester NY – Ghandhi/Murray/Rubinstein +TBA | UUU Art Collective (Rochester)

10/8 – GMR @ NYC House Show (Harlem, more details TBA)

10/9 – duo with James McKain @ Hart Bar, Brooklyn, stacked bill: Shiraishi, LiButti Wesley, Larocca, McKain Murray at Hart Bar

10/10 – GMR @ The Fire Dome, Philadelphia – Ghandhi/Murray/Rubinstein // michael larocca// akhbar

Murray/Sato/Weeks – “Hard Boiled” OUT NOW + tour dates

Hello! there is a new record out featuring Kazuto Sato on bass, Tom Weeks on saxophones, and myself on drums called “HARD BOILED”. You can find it on bandcamp HERE. We will also have CD copies available at our upcoming shows. See the flyer / SHOWS tab for more details. I have also added where I’ll be playing upon returning to NYC in late July, including what should be a very fun one at The Stone, with William Parker’s Thunder and Flowers Quartet (Ava Mendoza, Cooper-Moore, WP, KM). thanks!!Weeks_Murray v4.pnghardboiled.jpg