Craig Purpura Tenor and soprano saxophone,flute. Resides in the suburban savannah north of New York City. Performed with Cecil Taylor Black Music Ensemble, Paul Jeffrey Big Band, Machito as well as a variety of Latin and Jazz ensembles in Amsterdam and Paris. Recorded with Charles Mingus on the album, 'Me Myself and Eye' 1977 Atlantic Records. Recorded, as a leader, the album, 'Fifth Floor Walkup', 1978 Anubis Records. Recorded, as a leader, the CD, 'Iguana Iguana', 2000 Consolidated Artists Productions. Currently performing in the New York area with "The Benson-Scott Big Band", "The Westchester Swing Band" and various Jazz and R&B ensembles.
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