David Murray Octet

Ming

Black Saint 120045-2

Item: full_album_8024709045928_CD

Artists :
David Murray Octet ( Octet )
Henry Threadgill ( Saxophone, Flute )
Olu Dara ( Trumpet, Cornet )
Steve McCall ( Drums )
George Lewis ( Trombone )
David Murray ( Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet )
Anthony Davis ( Piano )
Lawrence "Butch" Morris ( Cornet, Conductor )
Wilber Morris ( Bass )
Release date
Dec 28, 1980
Duration
0:36:36
Barcode
8024709045928

“…"Ming is an astonishing record, a virtual compression of three generations of improvised music into 40 minutes of entirely original jazz…."     (source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD )

"His octet was always the perfect setting for tenor saxophonist David Murray, large enough to generate power but not as out of control as many of his big-band performances. Murray contributed all five originals (including "Ming" and "Dewey's Circle") and arrangements, and is in superior form on both tenor and bass clarinet. The "backup crew" is also quite notable: altoist Henry Threadgill, trumpeter Olu Dara, cornetist Butch Morris, trombonist George Lewis, pianist Anthony Davis, bassist Wilbur Morris, and drummer Steve McCall. These avant-garde performances (reissued on CD) are often rhythmic enough to reach a slightly larger audience than usual, and the individuality shown by each of these major players is quite impressive. Recommended.”   (source: AllMusic.com, S. Yanow)
(Also available on LP)

Reviews

David Murray Octet – Ming
La contundencia de la rítmica consigue aproximar este disco a un público más amplio de lo habitual para esta música. “Ming” puede ser el mejor modo de iniciarse y descubrir la extensa carrera de un músico como Murray olvidado por una gran parte de la afición al jazz, a pesar de su vasta, variada y admirable producción discográfica.
15/03/09cuadernosdejazz.comAlejandro Cifuentes