David Murray Octet
David Murray Octet
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David Murray Octet ( Octet )
Henry Threadgill ( Saxophone, Flute )
Ming Murray ( Photography )
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 )
David Murray Octet

“…"Ming is an astonishing record, a virtual compression of three generations of improvised music into 40 minutes of entirely original jazzÂ…."     (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)

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Title Ming
Barcode 8024709045928
Catalogue Number 120045-2
Display Artist David Murray Octet
Label Black Saint
Release date Dec 28, 1980
Year 1980
Format cd, digital
Duration 0:36:36
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album