David Murray

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A giant of the jazz avant-garde with a distinctive tone on tenor and the willingness to play anything from completely free improvisations to bop.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Flowers for Albert
1976 Flowers for Albert India Navigation
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Live at the Peace Church
1976 Live at the Peace Church Danola
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Low Class Conspiracy
1976 Low Class Conspiracy Adelphi Records
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Solomon's Sons
1977 Solomon's Sons Circle
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Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, Vol. 1
1977 Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, Vol. 1 India Navigation
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Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, Vol. 1-2
1977 Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, Vol. 1-2 India Navigation
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Solo Live, Vol. 2
1977 Solo Live, Vol. 2 Cecma
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Sur-real Saxophone
1978 Sur-real Saxophone Horo
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Interboogieology
1978 Interboogieology Black Saint
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3D Family
1978 3D Family
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Volume Two: Holy Siege on Intrigue
1978 Volume Two: Holy Siege on Intrigue Circle
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Sweet Lovely
1979 Sweet Lovely Black Saint
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Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, Vol. 2
1980 Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, Vol. 2 India Navigation
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Ming
1980 Ming Black Saint
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Solo Live, Vol. 1
1980 Solo Live, Vol. 1 Cecma
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Home
1981 Home Black Saint
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Murray's Steps
1982 Murray's Steps Black Saint
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Morning Song
1983 Morning Song Black Saint
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Album Album
1984 Album Album ECM
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Live at Sweet Basil, Vol. 1
1984 Live at Sweet Basil, Vol. 1 Black Saint
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Live at Sweet Basil, Vol. 2
1984 Live at Sweet Basil, Vol. 2 Black Saint
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Sketches of Tokyo
1985 Sketches of Tokyo DIW (Japan)
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I Want to Talk About You
1986 I Want to Talk About You Black Saint
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Children
1986 Children Black Saint
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The Hill
1986 The Hill Black Saint
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In Our Style
1986 In Our Style DIW (Japan)
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N.Y.C. (1986)
1986 N.Y.C. (1986) DIW (Japan)
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Recording NYC (1986)
1986 Recording NYC (1986) DIW (Japan)
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Hope Scope
1987 Hope Scope Black Saint
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The Healers
1987 The Healers Black Saint
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Ballads
1988 Ballads DIW (Japan)
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Deep River
1988 Deep River DIW (Japan)
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Spirituals
1988 Spirituals DIW (Japan)
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Ming's Samba
1988 Ming's Samba Portrait
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The People's Choice
1988 The People's Choice Cecma
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Lucky Four
1988 Lucky Four Enja / Tutu
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New Life
1988 New Life Black Saint
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Lovers
1988 Lovers DIW (Japan)
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Daybreak
1989 Daybreak Gazell Productions
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Special Quartet
1990 Special Quartet Columbia
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Remembrances
1990 Remembrances DIW (Japan)
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Golden Sea
1990 Golden Sea Soundaspects
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Black and Black
1991 Black and Black Red Baron
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In Concert
1991 In Concert Victo
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Fast Life
1991 Fast Life DIW / Columbia
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The Jazzpar Prize
1991 The Jazzpar Prize Enja
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A Sanctuary Within
1991 A Sanctuary Within Black Saint
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David Murray Big Band, Conducted by Lawrence "Butch" Morris
1992 David Murray Big Band, Conducted by Lawrence "Butch" Morris Columbia
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Shakill's Warrior
1992 Shakill's Warrior Columbia
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MX
1992 MX Red Baron
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Jazzosaurus Rex
1993 Jazzosaurus Rex Red Baron
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Saxmen
1993 Saxmen Red Baron / Sony Music Distribution
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Body and Soul
1993 Body and Soul Black Saint
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Brother to Brother
1993 Brother to Brother Gazell Productions
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Live '93
1993 Live '93 Sound Hills (Japan)
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Ugly Beauty
1993 Ugly Beauty Evidence
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Acoustic Octfunk
1994 Acoustic Octfunk Sound Hills (Japan)
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Real Deal
1994 Real Deal DIW (Japan)
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Live '93 Acoustic Octfunk
1994 Live '93 Acoustic Octfunk Sound Hills (Japan)
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Masada, Vol. 1: Alef
1994 Masada, Vol. 1: Alef DIW (Japan)
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Shakill's 2
1994 Shakill's 2 DIW (Japan)
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Tip
1995 Tip DIW (Japan)
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Tenors
1995 Tenors DIW (Japan)
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Ballads for Bass Clarinet
1995 Ballads for Bass Clarinet DIW (Japan)
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Picasso
1995 Picasso DIW (Japan)
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Jug-A-Lug
1995 Jug-A-Lug DIW (Japan)
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South of the Border
1995 South of the Border DIW (Japan)
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For Aunt Louise
1995 For Aunt Louise DIW (Japan)
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Blue Monk
1995 Blue Monk Enja
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Flowers Around Cleveland
1995 Flowers Around Cleveland Bleuregard
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David Murray Quintet
1996 David Murray Quintet DIW (Japan)
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David Murray/James Newton Quintet
1996 David Murray/James Newton Quintet DIW (Japan)
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Dark Star: The Music of the Grateful Dead
1996 Dark Star: The Music of the Grateful Dead Astor Place
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Fo Deuk Revue
1997 Fo Deuk Revue Justin Time
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Long Goodbye: A Tribute to Don Pullen
1998 Long Goodbye: A Tribute to Don Pullen DIW (Japan)
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Creole
1998 Creole Justin Time
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Seasons
1999 Seasons Pow Wow
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Speaking in Tongues
1999 Speaking in Tongues Justin Time
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Octet Plays Trane
2000 Octet Plays Trane Justin Time
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Death of a Sideman
2000 Death of a Sideman Disk Union / DIW (Japan)
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Love and Sorrow
2000 Love and Sorrow DIW (Japan)
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Like a Kiss That Never Ends
2001 Like a Kiss That Never Ends Justin Time
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Yonn-Dé
2002 Yonn-Dé Justin Time
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Valencia
2002 Valencia Sound Hills (Japan)
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Now Is Another Time
2003 Now Is Another Time Justin Time
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Live at the Village Vanguard
2003 Live at the Village Vanguard Sound Hills (Japan)
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Circles: Live in Cracow
2003 Circles: Live in Cracow Not Two Records (Poland)
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Gwotet
2004 Gwotet Justin Time
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Waltz Again
2005 Waltz Again Justin Time
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Mental Strain at Dawn: A Modern Portrait of Louis Armstrong
2006 Mental Strain at Dawn: A Modern Portrait of Louis Armstrong Random Chance
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Sacred Ground
2007 Sacred Ground Justin Time
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Silence
2008 Silence Jtr / Justin Time
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Live in Berlin
2008 Live in Berlin Jazzwerkstatt
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The Devil Tried to Kill Me
2009 The Devil Tried to Kill Me Justin Time / Justin Time Records
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Plays Nat King Cole en Español
2011 Plays Nat King Cole en Español Motéma Music
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Rendezvous Suite
2011 Rendezvous Suite C Major Entertainment / Jazzwerkstatt
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Be My Monster Love
2013 Be My Monster Love Motéma Music
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Perfection
2016 Perfection Motéma Music
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Live at the Slippery Noodle
2016 Live at the Slippery Noodle Independent
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Cherry [Sakura]
2017 Cherry [Sakura] Intakt Records
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Blues for Memo
2018 Blues for Memo Motéma Music
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