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DAVID MURRAY SESSIONOGRAPHY: 1975-1979

1975
Ted Daniel

IN THE BEGINNING

Altura Music ALT1-4 12755 21752 5
Recorded April 12, 1975 & May 21, 1975*
Ted Daniel (tp), Oliver Lake (as), Arthur Blythe (as), David Murray (ts), Charles Tyler (bs), Hassan Dawkins (ss), Kappo Umezu (as, bcl), Richard Dunbar (french hn), Melvin Smith (g), Tatsuya Nakamura (perc, tubular d)

1. Hassan (Oliver Lake)
2. Illusions (Arthur Blythe)
3. Folley*
4. Greeting*

Notes: David Murray only appears on tracks 1 & 2


William Hooker Trio
IS ETERNAL LIFE

Reality Unity Concepts RUC-444 (LP)
Recorded May 4, 1975* (other tracks May 28, 1975; February 5, 1976; May 20, 1976), Cubiculo, NYC
William Hooker (d), David Murray (ts 2), Mark Miller (b), David S. Ware (ts), Les Goodson (ts), Hasaan Dawkins (ts)

1. Drum Form
2. Soy (William Hooker)*
3. Passages
4. Pieces 1 & 2
5. Above And Beyond

Note: David Murray appears on track 2 only with Hooker and Miller 


1976
Various

WILDFLOWERS ONE

Douglas NBLP 7045 (LP)
Recorded May 14-23, 1976 at Studio Rivbea, NYC
David Murray (ts), Byard Lancaster (as), Khan Jamal (vb), Fred Hopkins (b), Sunny Murray (d)

Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen) 5:30

Note: David Murray only appears on this track with Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor 


Various
WILDFLOWERS FOUR

Douglas NBLP 7048 (LP)
Recorded May 14-23, 1976 at Studio Rivbea, NYC
David Murray (ts), Olu Dara (tp), Fred Hopkins (b), Stanley Crouch (d)

Shout Song (D. Murray) 2:30

Note: David Murray only appears on this track with his own quartet 


Various
WILDFLOWERS FIVE

Douglas NBLP 7049 (LP)
Recorded May 14-23, 1976 at Studio Rivbea, NYC
David Murray (ts), Byard Lancaster (as), Khan Jamal (vb), Fred Hopkins (b), Sunny Murray (d)

Something's Cookin' (Sunny Murray) 17:00

Note: David Murray only appears on this track by Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor 


David Murray
FLOWERS FOR ALBERT

India Navigation 1026 (LP)(2CD - 1997)
Recorded June 26, 1976 at The Ladies' Fort, NYC.
David Murray (ts), Olu Dara (tp), Fred Hopkins (b), Phillip Wilson (d)

LP:
1. Joanne's Green Satin Dress (Lawrence "Butch" Morris)
2. Ballad For A Decomposed Beauty (Murray)
3. Flowers For Albert (Murray)
4. Roscoe (Murray)

CD:
1. Flowers For Albert (Murray) (14:18)
2. Santa Barbara and Crenshaw Follies (Murray) (15:53)*
3. Joanne's Satin Green Dress (Lawrence "Butch" Morris) (12:56)
4. After All This (Murray) (13:59)*
5. Roscoe (Murray) (9:05)
6. The Hill (Murray) (17:55)*
7. Ballad For A Decomposed Beauty (Murray) (9:18)

Notes: The CD re-issue contains 3 extra tracks* 


David Murray
LOW CLASS CONSPIRACY

Adelphi AD5002 (LP)
Recorded  June 29, 1976 at Blue Rock Studio, NYC
David Murray (ts), Fred Hopkins (b), Philip Wilson (d)

1. Extriminity (Murray) 7:30
2. Dewey's Circle (Murray) 12:22
3. Low Class conspiracy (Murray) 9:30
4. B./T. (Murray) 5:13
5. Dedication to Jimmy Garrison (Fred Hopkins) 4:09 


Michael Gregory Jackson
CLARITY

Bija 1000 (LP - 1976); ESP 3028 (CD - 1993)
Recorded: August 11, 1976, Downtown Sound, NY; August 14, 1976, The Nineteen Studio, Hartford CT; live in L.A. (4)
Michael Gregory Jackson (ac & el g, vo, el mand, bamboo fl, timp, mar, perc), Oliver Lake (fl, ss, as, talking dm, cowbell), David Murray (ts), Leo Smith (tp, st, flhn, Indian fl)

1. Clarity 4:22
2. A View Of This Life 3:59
3. Oliver Lake 3:21
4. Prelueoionti 7:56
5. Ballad 1:42
6. Clarity (4) 9:20
7. Ab Bb 1-7-3&frac1/4; 4:21
8. Iomi 6:43 


David Murray
LIVE AT PEACE CHURCH

Danola DA001 (LP)
Recorded 1976 live in concert at St. Marks Church, New York
David Murray (ts), Fred Hopkins (b), Stanley Crouch (d)

1. Beauty from Elsewhere
2. Future Sally's time (Part 1)
3. Future Sally's time (Part 2)
4. Low Class Conspiracy
5. Turquoise Cement Flower 



Synthesis
SENTIMENTS

Ra Records RA/101 (LP - 1979)
Recorded 1976 in NYC

David Murray (ts, perc), Arthur Blythe (as, perc), Olu Dara (tp, p), Ken Huston (b), Rahsaan (d, bells)


1977
David Murray/James Newton

SOLOMON'S SONS

Circle RK16177/5 (LP)
Recorded January 16, 1977 at The Smudge Pot, Claremont, CA
David Murray (as, ts), James Newton (fl)

1. Monk's Notice (J. Newton) 13:29
2. The Dean (J. Newton) 6:47
3. Theme For The Kidd (Murray) 9:05
4. 3D Family (Murray) 7:09
5. Solomon's Sons (J. Newton) 9:05 



World Saxophone Quartet
POINT OF NO RETURN

Moers Music 1034 (LP)(CD)
Recorded June 1977 at 6th International.New Jazz Festival, Moers
David Murray (ts), Julius Hemphill (as),Oliver Lake (as,ss), Hamiet Bluiett (bs)

1. Dar El Sudan (2:32)
2. Bajou Scetches (9:35)
3. Point Of No Return (10:00)
4. Scared Sheetless (23:30)
5. Hymn For The Old Year (3:45) 


David Murray
DAVID MURRAY AND LOW CLASS CONSPIRACY LIVE, VOL 1: PENTHOUSE JAZZ

Circle Records RK18877/4 (LP - 1977)
West Wind 2039 (CD - 1990)
Recorded August 18, 1977 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam
David Murray (ts), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), Don Pullen (p), Fred Hopkins (b), Stanley Crouch (d)

1. Dewey's Circle (Murray) 28:48
2. Joann's Green Satin Dress (Morris) 16:14 


David Murray
DAVID MURRAY AND LOW CLASS CONSPIRACY LIVE, VOL 2: HOLY SIEGE ON INTRIGUE

Circle Records RK18877/8 (LP - 1977)
West Wind 2039 (CD - 1990)
Recorded August 18, 1977 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam
David Murray (ts), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), Don Pullen (p), Fred Hopkins (b), Stanley Crouch (d)

1. Patricia - Lost And Lonely (Murray) 8:00
2. Holy Siege on Intrigue - part 1 (Murray) 17:28
3. Holy Siege on Intrigue - part 2 (Murray) 24:26
4. Flowers for Albert (Murray) 5:07 


David Murray
DAVID MURRAY AND LOW CLASS CONSPIRACY FLOWERS FOR ALBERT

West Wind 2039 (Germany CD - 1990)
Recorded August 18, 1977 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam
David Murray (ts), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), Don Pullen (p), Fred Hopkins (b), Stanley Crouch (d)

1. Flowers For Albert (Murray) 3:45
2. Patricia - Lost And Lonely (Murray) 7:41
3. Holy Seige On Intrigue (Murray) 41:49
4. Joann's Green Satin Dress (Morris) 16:13

Note: this CD consists of the material on the DAVID MURRAY AND LOW CLASS CONSPIRACY LIVE vols. 1 & 2 LP
volumes, with "Dewey's Circle" omitted. It has no connection with the earlier issued album of the same name.


David Murray
LIVE AT THE LOWER MANHATTAN OCEAN CLUB

India Navigation IN 1032 (USA) (CD - 1989)
Recorded December 1977 live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, New York
David Murray (ts, ss on 2), Lester Bowie (tp), Fred Hopkins (b), Phillip Wilson (d)

1. Nevada's Theme (Murray) 11:15
2. Bechet's Bounce (Murray) 7:37
3. Obe ("Butch" Morris) 18:12
4. Let The Music Take You (Murray) 3:36
5. For Walter Norris ("Butch" Morris) 21:16
6. Santa Barbara And Crenshaw Follies (Murray) 12:20

Note: contains all the material on the two LPs except for edited versions of Santa Barbara and Crenshaw Follies 


1978
David Murray

LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOU

Marge 04 (France) (LP - 1978)
Marge 152002 (France) (CD - 1993)
Recorded live in Rouen, France, January 30, 1978
David Murray (ts), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), Johnny Dyani (b), George Brown (d)

1. The Fast Life (Murray) 12:22
2. Monikole (Butch Morris) 10:56
3. Let The Music Take You (Murray) 9:26
4. The Hill (Murray) 12:12 


David Murray Quartet
LAST OF THE HIPMEN

Red Records VPA 129 (Italy)(LP - 1979)
Recorded live in Rouen, France, January 30, 1978
David Murray (ts), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (tp), Johnny Dyani (b), George Brown (d, perc)

1. Monk's Notice (James Newton) 21:41
2. Patricia (Murray) 13:17
3. Last Of The Hipmen (Murray) 10:34 


David Murray
CONCEPTUAL SAXOPHONE

Cadillac SGC 1007 (LP)
Recorded February 6 & 7, 1978 live at the Theatre Mouffetard, Paris
David Murray (ts)

1. Feeling Stupid 7:08
2. Come Sunday 5:48
3. The Parade Never Stops 8:47
4. Home 11:00
5. Flowers For Albert 7:19

Note: other portions of these concerts are available on SUR-REAL SAXOPHONE and ORGANIC SAXOPHONE 


David Murray
SUR-REAL SAXOPHONE

Hora HZ09 (LP)
Recorded February 6, 1978 live at the Theatre Mouffetard, Paris
David Murray (ts)

1. Invocation To Past Souls (Murray) 1:58
2. The Cats (Murray) 8:09
3. Plastic/Drastic (Murray) 6:04
4. Noteworthy Lady (Stanley Crouch) 6:42
5. Low Class Conspiracy (Murray) 11:01
6. After All This (Murray) 7:21

Note: other portions of these concerts are available on CONCEPTUAL SAXOPHONE and ORGANIC SAXOPHONE 


David Murray
ORGANIC SAXOPHONE

Palm 31 (LP)
Recorded February 6 & 7, 1978 live at the Theatre Mouffetard, Paris
David Murray (ts)

1. Body And Soul (Johnny Green)
2. Chan Pour Une Nouvelle Afrique Du Sud (Murray)
3. Ballab For Matthew and Maia Garrison (Murray)
4. Hope/Scope (Murray)
5. All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern)
6. The Prominade Never Stops (Murray)
7. Monica In Monk's Window (Stanley Crouch)

Note: other portions of these concerts are available on CONCEPTUAL SAXOPHONE and SUR-REAL SAXOPHONE 


David Murray
INTERBOOGIEOLOGY

Black Saint BSR 0018 (LP - 1978; CD)
Recorded in February 1978 at Ricordi Studios, Milan, Italy
David Murray (ts), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), Johnny Dyani (b), Oliver Johnson (d), Maria Contreras (vo - 4)

1. Namthini's Shadow (Morris) 8:18
2. Home (Murray) 11:15
3. Blues For David (Morris) 9:45
4. Interboogieology (Murray) 9:14 


David Murray
THE LONDON CONCERT

Cadillac SGC 1008/9 (2LP - 1979); Cadillac SGCCD 008/9 (2CD - 1999)
Recorded on August 11, 1978 at Collegiate Theatre, London
David Murray (ts), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), Curtis Clark (p), Brian Smith (b), Clifford Jarvis (d)

LP:
1. JasVan (for James VanDerzee) (Murray) 15:06
2. Home (Part 1) (Murray) 8:00
3. Secret of the Circle (Morris) 19:03
4. Home (Part 2) (Murray) 8:40
5. Murray's Steps (Murray) 15:23
6. Concion de Amor en Espanol (Brian Smith) 23:20

CD:
1. Jas Van
2. Home
3. Secret of the Circle
4. Nairobia
5. Flowers for Albert
6. Murray's Steps
7. Concion de Amor en Espagnol

Nore:  The CD release re-unites the two halves of Home and adds 2 extra tracks


David Murray
3D FAMILY

hat Art 6020 (Switzerland) (2-LP; CD)
Recorded September 3, 1978 live at Jazzfestival Willisau '78
David Murray (ts), Johnny Mbizo Dyani (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)

1. In Memory of Jomo Kenyatta (Murray) 9:20
2. Patricia (Murray) 17:33
3. 3D Family (for Walter P. Murray) (Murray) 18:27
4. Shout Song (for Cecil Taylor) (Murray) 23:45
5. P.O. In Cairo (Murray) 17:00

Note: The latter track was omitted on the CD re-issue 


World Saxophone Quartet
STEPPIN' WITH THE WORLD SAXOPHONE QUARTET

Black Saint BSR 0027 (LP - 1979; CD)
Recorded December 1978 at Ricordi Studios, Milano
David Murray (ts, bcl), Oliver Lake (as, ss), Julius Hemphill (as, ss), Hamiet Bluiett (bs, fl)

1. Steppin' (Hemphill) 9:11
2. Ra-Ta-Ta (Lake) 5:25
3. Dream Scheme (Hemphill) 7:18
4. P.O. In Cairo (Murray) 10:45
5. Hearts (Hemphill) 3:00
6. R & B (Hemphill) 9:01 


1979
Jack DeJohnette

SPECIAL EDITION

ECM 1152 (LP - 1980)
Recorded March 1979 at Generation Sound Studios, NY
Jack DeJohnette (d, p, melodica), David Murray (ts, bcl), Arthur Blythe (as), Peter Warren (b, cello)

1. One For Eric (Jack DeJohnette) 9:51
2. Zoot Suite (Jack DeJohnette) 11:23
3. Central Park West 3:14
4. India (John Coltrane) 6:02
5. Journey To The Red Planet (Jack DeJohnette) 8:44 


Sunny Murray Trio
LIVE AT MOERS FESTIVAL
Moers Music 1072 (LP - 1979); Moers Music 01054 (CD - undated)
Recorded June 3, 1979 at the 8th Moers International New Jazz Festival, Germany

David Murray (ts, bcl), Malachi Favors (b, perc), Sunny Murray (d), Cheikh Tidiane Fall (cga)

1. Sweet Lovely (Sunny Murray) 9:27
2. German Dilemma (Sunny Murray) 15:01
3. Tree Tops (Sunny Murray) 8:15
4. Happiness Tears (Sunny Murray) 14:00

TT: 48:21 


David Murray
SWEET LOVELY

Black Saint 0039 (Italy) (LP 1980; CD)
Recorded December 4 & 5, 1979 at Barigozzi Studios, Milano
David Murray (ts), Fred Hopkins (b), Steve McCall (d)

1. Coney Island (Murray) 9:27
2. Corazon (Murray) 8:29
3. The Hill (Murray) 12:29
4. Hope/Scope (Murray) 8:00 


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