Staff Pick: Let the pheromones float with David Murray Infinity Quartet and Macy Gray

By Columbus Alive
From the August 22, 2013 edition

Let’s get this out of the way: Yes, that Macy Gray, who tries to say goodbye but she chokes, who tries to walk away but she stumbles, who can’t hide that her world crumbles when you’re not near.

She’s teamed up with the globetrotting, genre-hopping tenor saxophonist David Murray and his latest lineup of jazz heavyweights, the Infinity Quartet. The fruits of their labor include an album, Be My Monster Love, and a tour that hits the Shadowbox stage for two shows Wednesday.

Expect to hear some of Gray’s back catalog plus new Murray music that tills up the crusted-over soil of jazz and lets the pheromones float. Classic yet idiosyncratic, they make a lovely pair.