Murray Wall

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For the baseball player, see Murray Wall.
Murray Wall
Born (1945-09-28) 28 September 1945 (age 69)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Jazz
Instruments double bass
Years active 1962–present
Labels Zinnia

Murray James Wall (born 28 September 1945, Melbourne) is an Australian jazz double bassist.

Wall was an autodidact on double bass, having learned by playing along with records by Oscar Pettiford. He began playing professionally in 1962 and played with visiting musicians such as Clark Terry, Mel Torme, and Billy Eckstine. He moved to the United States in 1979 and played with Jon Hendricks in 1981–1985, including tours of Europe and Israel. He played with Benny Goodman in 1985–1986, and following this played as a sideman with Ken Peplowski, Marty Grosz, Keith Ingham, Frank Vignola, Chuck Wilson, and Spanky Davis. He has also played with Buck Clayton, Grover Mitchell, Annie Ross, Richard Wyands, Kenny Davern, and Claude Williams.

Discography[edit]

Charles Sibirsky & Murray Wall

  • Just Jazz, Just Two (Zinnia Records, 1995)

References[edit]

  • Gary W. Kennedy, "Murray Wall". Grove Jazz online.