Live at Sweet Basil, Vol. 2

David Murray

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Live at Sweet Basil, Vol. 2 Review

by Scott Yanow

The David Murray Big Band tends to be both erratic and colorful. Their second of two sets has the 11-piece all-star crew (conducted by Butch Morris) performing five of the leader's originals, including "Dewey's Circle." There are some strong moments, plenty of dense ensembles, and a strong group spirit that makes one wish that the group had recorded a little more coherently in the studios during this period.

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