Singer Macy Gray, Saxophonist David Murray Grow Collaboration from the Roots
... you want to replicate that," he says. "I don't want to be bored or go flat. In order to inspire yourself with your own music, it has to live. Composers tell you how good you are, but music doesn't register until it's heard. "Until you bounce it off someone, to me, it doesn't exist." Murray says his collaboration with Gray has been a delightful surprise. "It really worked well -- she has a lot of depth that I never really imagined," he says. He says the paring "is growing stronger and stronger as we go." Singer Macy Gray
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Macy Gray at Subculture 6/19
... Goto commentsLeave a commentShare There's only one word that comes to mind when someone brings up Macy Gray
and that is: soulful. For all those doubting that the industry has any soulful singers left, you better think again and see for yourself. The modern "queen of soul" (in my opinion) will be returning to NYC with David Murray and the Infinity Quartet on June 16th. If you want to see hear one of the best voices of our generation, I definitely recommend not missing this show. Tickets are $45 and could be purchased through Ticketfly. Fine print: Wednesday, June 19 Subculture 45 Bleeker St., Downstairs New York, NY. Doors at 6:30 PM Macy Gray
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Macy Gray still proud of debut
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is still proud of her debut album. The 'Do Something' singer shot to worldwide fame with her first record, 'On How Life Is', in 1999 and while she doesn't listen to it often, she appreciates it more now than when it first came out. She said: ''I do have the record on shuffle in my car. Sometimes it comes on, and I think, 'Oh, now I see what all the fuss was about'. ''Back when we made it, I didn't really get why people were so into it - I was pleased by its success, but I didn't really understand the reasons. Now, I understand - it sounds like nothing else that was around at that time.'' Macy, 45, added her favourite song on the album is not huge single 'I Try' or its follow up 'Still', but a lesser-known album track. She added: ''The only song from the record that I still listen to often is track number eight - 'I've Committed Murder'. I still love that song - it's pretty much the culmination of all my hopes for that album.'' Macy has gone on to release five more studio albums, including a collection of covers, 'Covered', and a re-recording of Stevie Wonder's 1972 album 'Talking Book', which both came out last year. Macy Gray
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Macy Gray (September 6, 1967)
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Her real name is Natalie McIntyre. Macy Gray was a friend of her father's who lived nearby. She liked the sound of it, so she used it as a stage name.
Her marriage to Tracy Hinds ended in 1998, the same year she signed a record deal and started working on her first album. She had three children with Hinds: daughters Aanisah and Tahmel, and son Cassius. Gray's musical output slowed down as she focused on caring for her children as a single mother.
Macy studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California.
She struggled for years before becoming a successful solo artist. She was 30 by the time she hit it big. She feels her age and experience helped her handle the stardom.
For a while, she was the lead singer in a Rock band. They recorded an album, but it was never released.
She grew up in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
They didn't know each other, but Marilyn Manson (known then as Brian Warner) grew up in her neighborhood.
Bass Player Scott Edwards
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.