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DAVID MURRAY SESSIONOGRAPHY: 1995-1999

1995
KANSAS CITY (Soundtrack)

Verve 314 529 554 (CD - 1996)
Recorded May 11-22, 1995 at the "Hey Hey Club", Kansas City, MO

Olu Dara (c 3-5, 7, 9-11), Nicholas Payton (tp 1-9, 11), James Zollar (tp 1-2, 5-8, 11), Don Byron (cl, bs 1-2, 4, 9-10, 12), Jesse Davis (as 1-9, 11), David Newman (as 1-2, 6, 8), James Carter (ts, bs 1, 3-4, 6-9, 11), Craig Handy (ts 3, 6-8), Joshua Redman (ts 1-2, 7, 9, 11), David Murray (ts 4), Clark Gayton (tb 3-5, 7, 9-11), Curtis Fowlkes (tb 5-8, 11), Russell Malone (g 3-5, 7, 9-11), Mark Whitfield (g 1-2, 6, 8), Geri Allen (p 1-2, 5-6, 8, 11), Cyrus Chestnut (p 3-4, 7, 9-10, 12), Ron Carter (b 3-5, 7, 9-12), Christian McBride (b 1-2, 12), Tyrone Clark (b 6, 8), Victor Lewis (d), Kevin Mahogany (vo 6), Butch Morris (cond)

1. Blues in the Dark (Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing)
2. Moten Swing (Bennie Moten & Buster Moten)
3. I Surrender Dear (Harry Barris & Gordon Clifford)
4. Queer Notions (Coleman Hawkins)
5. Lullaby of the Leaves (Joe Young & Bernice Petkere)
6. I Left My Baby (Count Basie, Andy Gibson, Jimmy Rushing)
7. Yeah Man (J. Russell Robinson & Noble Sissle)
8. Froggy Bottom (John Williams)
9. Solitude (Duke Ellington)
10.Pagin' the Devil (Walter Page & Milt Gabler)
11.Lafayette (Count Basie & Eddie Durham)
12.Solitude (reprise) (Duke Ellington) 


David Murray
FLOWERS AROUND CLEVELAND

Bleu Regard CT 1951 (France) (CD -1995)
Rec. May 16 & 17, 1995

David Murray (ts), Bobby Few, John Betsch, Jean Jacques Avenel

1. Fantasy rainbow
2. Few's blues
3. The desagregation of our children
4. Sorrow song
5. Dakar darkness
6. When the monarchs come to town
7. Flowers around Cleveland


Ozay
ANTIQUATED LOVE

Sagen 50004 (CD - 1997)

David Murray (ts), Ozay Fecht (voc), Chico Freeman (ts), Billy Bang (v), Kirk Lightsey (p), D.D. Jackson (p),  Pheeroan Aklaff (d),

1. Antiquated Love
2. Ancient Dancer
3. Intuitively
4. En Guzel Deniz
5. Without Rhyme Or Reason
6. I See Your Face Before Me
7. I Thought About You - (for Tom)
8. Peaceful Heart
9. Gentle Spirit
10. Istanblue


World Saxophone Quartet
FOUR NOW

Justin Time 83 (CD - 1996)
Recorded 1995

Oliver Lake (spoken vocals, as), David Murray (ts, bcl), Hamiet Bluiett (bs, contra-alto cl), John R. Purcell (saxello, English hn, alto & C flutes); Chief Bey, Mor Thiam, Mar Gueye (African drums)

1. Dou Dou N'Daiye Rose
2. Dakar Darkness
3. Suga
4. Colors
5. For Now
6. What A Dream
7. Sangara


1996 
David Murray Octet

DARK STAR (MUSIC OF THE GRATEFULL DEAD)

Astor Place 4002 (CD - 1996)
Recorded on January 17-18, 1996 at Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY

David Murray (ts, bc), James Spaulding (as, fl), Hugh Ragin (tp), James Zoller (tp), Omar Kabir (tp), Craig Harris (tb), Robert Irving III (Hammond
B-3 org, p, synth), Bob Weir (g), Fred Hopkins (b), Renzell Meritt (d)

1. Shakedown Street
2. Samson And Delilah
3. Estimated Prophet
4. Dark Star
5. China Doll
6. One More Saturday Night
7. Shoulda Had Been Me 


Jon Jang Sextet
TWO FLOWERS ON A STEM

Soul Note 121 253 (Italy) (CD - 1996)

James Newton (fl), David Murray (ts), Chen Jiebing, Jon Jang (p), Santi Debriano, Billy Hart (d)

1. Two Flowers On A Stem (Jang) 4:15
2. Meditations On Integration (Pts. 1 & 2) (mINGUS) 18:21
3. Eleanor Bumpurs (jang) 5:22
4. The Procession/Woman Shaman of Alishan (Jang) 11:19
5. Variation On A Sorrow Song Of Mengjiang Nu (Jang) 15:56
6. Butterfly Lovers Song (Gang-Zhan) 7:09 


David Murray
THE LONG GOODBYE: A TRIBUTE TO DON PULLEN

DIW 930 (CD - 1997)
Recorded Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 1996 at Avatar, NYC

David Murray - (ts, bs, cl), D. D. Jackson (p), Santi Debriano (b), J.T. Lewis (d)

1. Gratitude (Don Pullen) (7:52)
2. Resting on the Road (Don Pullen) (10:30)
3. Out of a Storm (D. D. Jackson) (8:39)
4. El Matador (Don Pullen) (4:32)
5. Easy Alice (D. D. Jackson) (8:10)
6. The Long Goodbye (Butch Morris) (8:00)
7. Common Ground (Don Pullen) (7:54)


Various Artists
JUSTIN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
Justin Time (CD - 1996)

David Murray ts), D.D. Jackson (p), John Geggie (b), Jean Martin (d)

O Little Town of Bethlehem

plus others...

Notes: Compilation album of Justin Time recording artists


D.D. Jackson
PAIRED DOWN VOLUME 1

Justin Time (CD - 1997)
Recorded Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 1996 at Sound on Sound, NYC

Duo collaborations with: James Carter - C melody sax and tenor sax; Hugh Ragin - trumpet; Santi Debriano - acoustic bass; Hamiett Bluiett - baritone sax; Billy Bang - violin and David Murray sax.

Eight original compositions by D. D. Jackson and 2 by Hugh Ragin. 


D.D. Jackson
PAIRED DOWN VOLUME II

Justin Time 104-2 (CD -1997)
Recorded Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 1996 at Sound on Sound, NYC

D.D. Jackson (p) in duo collaborations with: Ray Anderson (tb); Santi Debriano (ac b); Jane Bunnett (fl); Billy Bang (v); David Murray (ts), Don Byron (cl).

1. Catch It (D. D. Jackson) 6:34 (with Ray Anderson - tb)
2. One of the Sweetest (D. D. Jackson) 6:39 (with Santi Debriano - ac b)
3. Flute Song (D. D. Jackson) 6:00 (with Jane Bunnett - fl)
4. Pleasure And Pain (D. D. Jackson) 11:30 (with Bill Bang - v)
5. Piece of Mind (D. D. Jackson) 7:32 (with David Murray - ts)
6. Love Song (D. D. Jackson) 6:13 (with David Murray - ts)
7. Time (D. D. Jackson) 7:14 (with Don Byron - cl)
8. Interlude (D. D. Jackson/R. Anderson) 1:28 (with Ray Anderson - tb)
9. Closing Melody (D. D. Jackson) 8:10 (with Ray Anderson - tb)


1997
World Saxophone Quartet

TAKIN' IT 2 THE NEXT LEVEL

Justin Time 93 (CD - 1997)

David Murray, Oliver Lake, Hamiett Bluiett, John Purcell, Donald Blackman (p), Calvin Jones (b), Ronnie Burrage (d)

1. Wiring
2. Soft Landing
3. Rio
4. The Peace Before
5. 6. Blues For A Warrior Spirit
6. The Desegregation of Our Children
7. When The Monarchs Come To Town
8. Endless Flight
9. Ballad After Us
10. Australopithicus 


David Murray
FO DEUK REVUE

Justin Time JUST 94-2 (CD -1997)
Rec. June 3 & 4, 1997 at Studio 2000, Senegal

David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. Blue Muse (Murray, Robert Irving III) (8:59)
2. Evidence (Murray, Amiri Baraka) (5:58)
3. One World Family (Murray, Amadou Barry, Didier Awadi) (8:42)
4. Too Many Hungry People (Robert Irving III) (5:16)
5. Chant Africain (trad. arr. Doudou N'Diaye Rose) (6:59)
6. Abdoul Aziz Sy (Dieuf Dieul, Tidiane Gaye) (6:29)
7. Village Urbana (Roert Irving III, Amadou Barry, Didier Awadi) (7:15)
8. Thilo (Dieuf Dieul, Tidiane Gaye) (6:20) 


David Murray
CREOLE PROJECT

Justin Time 6895 115 2 (CD, 1997)
Recorded October 19 & 20, 1997 in Martinique

James Newton (fl), D.D.Jackson (p), Ray Drummond (b), Billy Hart (d)

1. Gete (Kiavue) 6:00
2. Flor Na Paul (Chantre) 8:40
3. Guadeloupe Sunrise (Murray) 5:50
4. Soma Tour (Cilla) 7:26
5. Savon De Toilette (Landreseau) 4:53
6. Gansavn'n (Kiavue) 9:15
7. Mona (Murray) 9:59
8. Guadeloupe After Dark (Lockel) 4:59
9. Tonte Vontarde (Chantre) 7:27


World Saxophone Quartet
SELIM SEVAD - Tribute to Miles Davis

Justin Time 1119 (CD - 1997)

 Hamiet Bluiett (bs, contra acl), David Murray (ts, bcl), Oliver Lake (as, fl), John Purcell (saxello, afl), Jack DeJohnette (d, p), Chief Bey (Ashiko African Drums), Okyerema Asante (African Drums, perc, kalimba), Titos Sompa (African drums, perc, kalimba, voice)

1. Seven Steps To Heaven (Davis/Feldman) 6:12
2. Selim (Davis) 7:30
3. Freddie Freeloader (Davis) 6:48
4. The Road To Nefertiti (Bluiett/Lake) 9:59
5. Tutu (Miller) 6:52
6. Blue In Green (Davis) 5:31
7. All Blues (Davis) 9:50


1998
David Murray

THE LONG GOODBYE

DIW 930

David Murray (ts); D.D. Jackson (p); Santi Debriano (b); J.T. Lewis (d)

1. Gratitude
2. Resting On The Road
3. Out Of A Storm
4. El Matador
5. Easy Alice
6. Long Goodbye
7. Common Ground


1999
David Murray Quartet

SEASONS

Pow-Pow (CD, 1999)

1. Seasons
2. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
3. Spring Is Here
4. The Summer Knows
5. Indian Summer
6. September Song
7. Autum In New York
8. September In The Rain
9. Snowfall
10. Let It Snow


David Murray
SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Justin Time 118 (CD, 1999)

1. How I Got Over
2. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
3. Jimane's Creation
4. Missionary
5. Don't Know What I Would Do
6. Amazing Grace
7. Blessed Assurance
8. A Closer Walk With Thee



World Saxophone Quartet
M'BIZO

Justin Time 123

David Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake, John Purcell, Ronnie Burrage, James Lewis, D.D. Jackson, Jimane Nelson, Mabeleng Moholo, Jaribu Abdurahman, Mario Canonge, Monde Ncqwebo, John Diwele Lubi, Albert Mabena, Gilbert Masite, Sikmumbuzo Matsinaya, Pule Molebasi, Klod Kiavue, Mosoeu Ketlele Sgubu, Lolo Jafta Ntombela, Muzi Okhanyao Buthulezi, Sam Tshabalala, Mosoeu Ketlele

1. Snanapo
2. M'Bizo Suite: Africa-Europe-Asia
3. M'Bizo Suite: Sizelapha
4. M'Bizo Suite: M'Bizo
5. M'Bizo Suite: Matshidiso


Thanks for help with information to Paul Adams, Michael Fitzgerald, Richard Goodkind, Bill Hery, D. D. Jackson, William Kenz, Glen Lea, Jean-Pierre Leduc, Brian Lindsay, Henry Loess, Patrice Rousell, Jean-Pierre Urbain & Wolfram Schwegmann.
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