Fab 40: Albert Murray

Jazz Critic, Novelist, Philanthropist
Albert L. Murray graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1939, then received an M.A. from New York University. He began his writing career in earnest in 1962, after military service, and published “The Omni-Americans, ” in 1970.

Murray received greater attention in the ’80s and ’90s for his influence on jazz musician Wynton Marsalis and critic Stanley Crouch. With Marsalis, Murray is co-founder of the program and institution known as Jazz at Lincoln Center. He currently lives in New York City.

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