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DAVID MURRAY SESSIONOGRAPHY: 1980-1984

1980
James Blood Ulmer

ARE YOU GLAD TO BE IN AMERICA?

Artists House 13 (LP - 1980); Rough Trade 16 (LP - 1980); DIW 400 (CD - 1995)
Rec. Jan 17, 1980
James "Blood" Ulmer (g), David Murray (ts), Oliver Lake (as),  Olu Dara (tp),  William Patterson (rh g 4), Amin Ali (el b), Ronald Shannon Jackson (d), G. Calvin Weston (d)

1. Layout (Ulmer) (4:59)
2. Pressure (Ulmer) (3:58)
3. Interview (Ulmer) (3:34)
4. Jazz Is The Teacher (Funk Is The Preacher) (Ulmer) (4:02)
5. See-Through (Ulmer) (3:43)
6. Time Out (Ulmer) (5:20)
7. T.V. Blues (Ulmer) (4:30)
8. Light Eyed (Ulmer) (4:18)
9. Revelation March (Ulmer) (3:16)
10. Are You Glad To Be In America? (Ulmer) (4:33)


World Saxophone Quartet
W.S.Q.

Black Saint BSR 0046 (LP - 1981; CD)
Recorded March 1980 at Sound Heights Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Hamiet Bluiett (bs, acl), Julius Hemphill (as, ts), Oliver Lake (as, ts, ss), David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. Sundance (Bluiett) 2:38
2. Plain Song (Hemphill) 4:19
3. Connections (Hemphill) 8:06
4. W. S. Q. (Lake) 5:15
5. Pillars Latino (Hemphill) 5:19
6. Suite Music: (Bluiett) 5:24
    The Key
    Ballad of Eddie Jefferson
    Pam- Maw
    Hattie Wall
7. Sound Light (Lake) 5:35
8. Fast Life (Murray) 2:59 


David Murray
SOLO LIVE - VOL. 1

Cecma 1001 (Italy) (LP - 1980)
Recorded live May 30, 1980 in Nyon, Switzerland
David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. Both Feet On The Ground (Murray) 6:24
2. B.C. (Murray) 9:08
3. Rag Tag (Murray) 7:24
4. Sweet Lovely (Murray) 7:14
5. Flowers For Albert (Murray) 5:00

Notes:  CD re-issue contains both vols. 1 & 2


David Murray
SOLO LIVE - VOL. 2

Cecma 1002 (Italy) (LP - 1980)
Recorded live May 30, 1980 in Nyon, Switzerland
David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. Body And Soul (John Green) 8:00
2. We See (Thelonious Monk) 4:38
3. Untitled (Murray) 4:51
4. Solo # 1 (Murray) 7:24
5. Solo # 2 (Murray) 6:32

Notes:  CD re-issue contains both vols. 1 & 2


David Murray
SOLO LIVE

Cecma CD001 (CD - 1997)
Recorded live May 30, 1980 in Nyon, Switzerland
David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. B.C.
2. Both Feet On The Ground
3. Rag Tag
4. Solo #2
5. Untitled
6. Body & Soul
7. Flowers For Albert
8. Solo #1
9. Sweet Lovely
10.We See


Music Revelation Ensemble
NO WAVE

Moers Music 01072 (LP; CD)
Rec. June 1980
James "Blood" Ulmer (g, voc), David Murray (ts, bcl), Amin Ali (el b), Ronald Shannon Jackson (d, perc)

1. Time Table (Ulmer) (10:00)
2. Big Tree (Ulmer) (8:45)
3. Baby Talk (Ulmer) (9:36)
4. Sound Check (Ulmer) (8:06)


Curtis Clark
NEW YORK CITY WILDLIFE

Anima 13254 (LP)
Recorded July 1980, NYC
Curtis Clark (p), David Murray (ts)

Blue Sounds Of Blue (Curtis Clark) 9:00
Spirit Song (Allison Newman) 2:07

Note: David Murray appears on only these two songs. The remainder of the LP is Clark on solo piano recorded June 1979 in Amsterdam. 


David Murray Octet
MING

Black Saint 0045 (Italy) (LP - 1980; CD)
Recorded on July 25 and 28, 1980 at Right Track Recording, NYC
David Murray (ts, bcl), Henry Threadgill (as), Olu Dara (tp), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), George Lewis (tb), Anthony Davis (p), Wilbur Morris (b), Steve McCall (perc)

1. The Fast Life (Murray) 8:53
2. The Hill (Murray) 10:40
3. Ming (Murray) 4:24
4. Jasvan (Murray) 8:48
5. Dewey's Circle (Murray) 6:32 


World Saxophone Quartet
REVUE

Black Saint BSR 0056 (LP - 1985; CD)
Recorded October 14, 1980
Hamiet Bluiett (bs, acl), Julius Hemphill (as, ss, fl), Oliver Lake (as, ts, ss, fl), David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. Revue (Hemphill) 8:00
2. Affairs of The Heart (Hemphill) 5:40
3. Slide (Hemphill) 3:41
4. Little Samba (Hemphill) 5:26
5. I Heard That (Bluiett) 3:23
6. Hymn For The Old Year (Lake) 4:24
7. Ming (Murray) 4:21
8. David's Tune (Murray) 8:15
9. Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church (Bluiett) 1:03 


Amiri Baraka
NEW MUSIC NEW POETRY

India Navigation IN 1048
David Murray (bcl, ts), Steve McCall (d), Amiri Baraka (poetry)


1981
Clarinet Summit

IN CONCERT AT THE PUBLIC THEATRE

India Navigation 1062 (LP - 1984)
Recorded live in Spring 1981 at the Public Theatre, NY
Alvin Batiste (B flat cl), John Carter (B flat cl), Jimmy Hamilton (B flat cl), David Murray (bcl)

1. Groovin' High 2:33
2. The Jeep's Blues 5:14
3. Sweet Lovely (Murray) 5:59
4. Sticks and Bones 6:40
5. Honeysuckle Rose 7:48
6. The Washington Square Park Episode 6:52
7. Clariflavors 11:12 


Clarinet Summit
IN CONCERT AT THE PUBLIC THEATRE VOL. II

India Navigation 1067 (LP - 1985)
Recorded live in Spring 1981 at the Public Theatre, NY
Alvin Batiste (B flat cl), John Carter (B flat cl), Jimmy Hamilton (B flat cl), David Murray (bcl)

1. Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington) 2:06
2. Night Mist Blue (Jimmy Hamilton) 2:06
3. Waltz A Minute (Jimmy Hamilton) 1:11
4. Creole Love Call (Duke Ellington) 2:58
5. Solo and Ballad for Four Clarinets (John Carter) 12:45
6. Satin Doll (Duke Ellington) 2:40
7. Clariflavours (Alvin Batiste) 16:28 


David Murray Octet
HOME

Black Saint BSR 0055 (Italy) (LP - 1982; CD)
Recorded October 31 and November 1, 1981 at Right Track Recording Studio, New York
David Murray (ts, bcl), Henry Threadgill (as, bfl), Olu Dara (tp), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), George Lewis (tb), Anthony Davis (p), Wilbur Morris (b), Steve McCall (perc)

1. Home (Murray) 5:58
2. Santa Barbara And Crenshaw Follies (Murray) 7:30
3. Choctaw Blues (Murray) 7:20
4. Last Of The Hipmen (Murray) 9:12
5. 3-D Family (Murray) 8:35


World Saxophone Quartet
LIVE IN ZURICH

Black Saint BSR 0077 (LP - 1984; CD)
Recorded live November 6, 1981 at the Jazz Festival, Zurich
Hamiet Bluiett (bs, afl, acl), Julius Hemphill (as, ss, fl), Oliver Lake (as, ts, ss, fl), David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. Hattie Wall (Bluiett) 1:40
2. Funny Paper (Hemphill) 4:45
3. Touchic (Hemphill) 5:21
4. My First Winter (Hemphill) 6:54
5. Bordertown (Hemphill) 7:30
6. Steppin' (Hemphill) 7:15
7. Stick (Hemphill) 5:18
8. Hattie Wall (Bluiett) 1:30 


James "Blood" Ulmer
FREELANCING

CBS 85224 (LP - 1981); SONY SRCS 7184 (Japan)(CD - 1995)
Recorded 1981
James Blood Ulmer (vo, g), Ronnie Drayton (g 2,4,8), David Murray (ts 5,6,9), Oliver Lake (ts 5,6,9), Olu Dara (tp 5,6,9), Amin Ali (el b), Grant Calvin Weston (d), Irene Datcher, Diane Wilson, Zenobia Konkerite (voc 2,4,8)

1. Timeless (Ulmer) (4:22)
2. Pleasure Control (Ulmer) (5:00)
3. Night Lover (Ulmer) (5:22)
4. Where Did All The Girls Come From? (Ulmer) (4:38)
5. High Time (Ulmer) (4:00)
6. Hijack (Ulmer) (4:42)
7. Free Lancing (Ulmer) (4:37)
8. Stand Up To Yourself (Ulmer) (3:44)
9. Rush Hour (Ulmer) (5:32)
10. Happy Time (Ulmer) (?:??)


1982
David Murray Octet

MURRAY'S STEPS

Black Saint BSR 0065 (Italy) (LP - 1983)
Recorded July 14, 15 & 19 1982 at Barigozzi Studio, Milano
David Murray (ts, bcl), Henry Threadgill (as, fl), Bobby Bradford (tp), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), Craig Harris (tb), Curtis Clark (p), Wilbur Morris (b), Steve McCall (perc)

1. Murray's Steps (Murray) 12:25
2. Sweet Lovely (Murray) 8:00
3. Sing Song (Murray) 9:40
4. Flowers For Albert (Murray) 9:40 


Billy Bang
OUTLINE NO. 12

OAO Records 5004 (LP - 1982); Celluloid CEL6704 (France) (LP - 1982)
Recorded in July 1982, New York City
Billy Bang (v), Jason Hwang (v),Joseph Hailes (v), Frank Lowe (ss), Charles Tyler (B flat cl), Henri Warner (as), David Murray (bcl), Wilber Morris (b), Khan Jamal (vibes), Sunny Murray (d, perc), John "Khuwana" Fuller (perc), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (cond)

1. Seeing Together (Bang) 13:28
2. Outline No. 12 (Bang) 7:01
3. Conception (Bang) 19:01 


1983 
Wilber Morris/Dennis Charles/David Murray

WILBER FORCE

DIW 809 (Japan) (LP - 1983; CD)
Recorded February 6, 1983 at Kwame, NYC
Wilber Morris (b), David Murray (ts), Dennis Charles (d)

1. Randy (W. Morris) 12:55
2. P.C.O.P. #1 (W. Morris) 10:00
3. Miss Mack (W. Morris) 9:05
4. West Indian Folk Song (Dennis Charles) 8:40
5. Afro-Amer. Ind (W. Morris) 10:20
6. P.C.O.P. #2 (W. Morris) 11:35 


Conjure
MUSIC FOR THE TEXTS OF ISHMAEL REED

American Clave´ 1006 (1984)
Recorded Aug-Oct 1983, NYC
Conceived, produced and directed by Kip Hanrahan


David Murray Quartet
MORNING SONG

Black Saint BSR 0075 (Italy) (LP - 1984; CD)
Recorded September 25, 26 & 30, 1983 at Vanguard Studios, New York
David Murray (ts, bcl), John Hicks (p), Reggie Workman (b), Ed Blackwell (d)

1. Morning Song (Murray) 8:05
2. Body And Soul (John Green) 6:50
3. Light Blue Frolic (L. "Butch" Morris) 7:27
4. Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller) 6:26
5. Off Season (Murray) 10:56
6. Duet (Murray) 2:14 


1984 
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition

ALBUM ALBUM

ECM 1280 (LP - 1984)
Recorded June 1984 at The Power Station, NY
John Purcell (as, ss), David Murray (ts), Howard Johnson (tu, bs), Rufus Reid (b), Jack DeJohnette (d, k)

1. Ahmad The Terrible (6:02)
2. Monk's Mood (7:34)
3. Festival (6:00)
4. New Orleans Strut (6:42)
5. Third World Anthem (10:45)
6. Zoot Suite (5:02) 


David Murray Big Band
LIVE AT "SWEET BASIL" - VOLUME 1

Black Saint BSR 0085 (Italy) (LP - 1985; CD)
Recorded live August 24, 25 & 26, 1984 at Sweet Basil, NYC
David Murray (ts, bcl), Olu Dara (c), Baikida Carroll (tp), Craig Harris (tb), Bob Stewart (tu), Vincent Chancey (frh), Steve Coleman (as, ss), John Purcell (as, cl), Rod Williams (p), Fred Hopkins (b), Billy Higgins (d, perc), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (cond)

1. Lovers (Murray) 8:20
2. Bechet's Bounce (Murray) 12:05
3. Silence (Murray) 5:55
4. Duet For Big Band (Murray) 16:10 


David Murray Big Band
LIVE AT "SWEET BASIL" - VOLUME 2

Black Saint BSR 0095 (Italy) (LP - 1985; CD)
Recorded live August 24, 25 & 26, 1984 at Sweet Basil, NYC
David Murray (ts, bcl), Olu Dara (c), Baikida Carroll (tp), Craig Harris (tb), Bob Stewart (tu), Vincent Chancey (frh), Steve Coleman (as, ss), John Purcell (as, cl), Rod Williams (p), Fred Hopkins (b), Billy Higgins (d, perc), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (cond)

1. Dewey's Circle (Murray) 13:42
2. Roses (Murray) 11:04
3. David Tune (Murray) 12:22
4. Great Peace (Murray) 9:43
5. Four Minute Marvin (for Marvin Gaye) (Murray) 2:34 


David Murray
CHILDREN

Black Saint BSR 0089 (Italy) (LP - 1985; CD)
Recorded October 27, and November 15, 1984 at Vanguard Studios, NYC
David Murray (ts, bcl), James "Blood" Ulmer (el g), Don Pullen (p), Lonnie Plaxico (b), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (d)

1. David - Mingus (Murray) 11:43
2. Death (Murray) 7:15
3. All The Things You Are (J. Kern, O. Hammerstein II) 14:54
4. Tension (Murray) 8:17 



Kip Hanrahan
VERTICAL'S CURRENCY

American Clave 1010 (LP; CD - 1998)

1. A Small Map Of Heaven
2. Shadow Song (Mario's In)
3. Smiles And Grins
4. Two Heartedly, To The Other Side
5. Cances Are Good (Baden's Distance)
6. One Casual Song (After Another)
7. Intimate Distances (Jack's Margrit's Natasha)
8. Describing It To Yourself As Convex
9. What Do You Think? That This Mountain Was Once Fire?


Thanks for help with information to Paul Adams, Michael Fitzgerald, Bill Hery, William Kenz, Brian Lindsay, Henry Loess, Patrice Rousell and Robert Stubenrauch.

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