Detroit Saxophonist Dave McMurray Releases New Album “Music is Life” on Blue Note Records

Dave McMurray’s Detroit roots run deep with bands Griot Galaxy and Was (Not Was) and on this new album he puts his spin on Detroit songs he loves including music from The White Stripes and Funkadelic

In this interview with Essential Music host Ann Delisi, Dave McMurray talks about the early days of Was (Not Was) and working with Don Was, touring with French superstar Johnny Hallyday and what is it like to walk into a session with The Rolling Stones. 


  • Ann Delisi
    Ann Delisi hosts Essential Music, the Essential Conversations podcast series and the Essential Cooking broadcast and podcast. Born and raised in the Motor City, Ann is a broadcaster, interviewer, producer, music host, storyteller and proud Detroiter.