"...this is bright, exuberant album, full of the band's palpable delight in what they are doing".
"...this is bright, exuberant album, full of the band's palpable delight in what they are doing". (source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD)
"The perfect setting for the innovative David Murray is the octet that he leads on an irregular basis. This spirited set has tributes to Ben Webster and Lester Young but is at its best when the full ensemble (trumpeters Hugh Ragin and Rasul Siddik, trombonist Craig Harris, altoist James Spaulding, pianist Dave Burrell, bassist Wilber Morris and drummer Ralph Peterson, Jr., along with the leader on tenor and bass clarinet) get to improvise together. This is one of their strongest all-round recordings with "Hope Scope" being a particular highpoint." (source: AllMusic.com, S. Yanow)
|David Murray Octet
|Dec 31, 1991