David Murray discography

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David Murray Live in Amsterdam around 1980
David Murray Live in Warsaw, Poland, in April 2003

David Murray appears on hundreds of recordings as a leader and performer. This discography covers albums he has released, by groups he was/is a member of and notable albums he has contributed to. His 2000s recordings on Justin Time Records remain in-print, as of July 2007. Dates are of recording, not release.

As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Personnel/Notes
1976 Flowers for Albert India Navigation Quartet: Olu Dara, Fred Hopkins, Phillip Wilson
1976 Low Class Conspiracy Adelphi Trio: Fred Hopkins, Phillip Wilson
1976 Live at Peace Church Danola Trio: Fred Hopkins, Stanley Crouch
1977 Solomon's Sons Circle Duo with James Newton
1977 Penthouse Jazz Circle Quintet: Butch Morris, Don Pullen, Fred Hopkins, Stanley Crouch
1977 Holy Siege on Intrigue Circle Quintet: Butch Morris, Don Pullen, Fred Hopkins, Stanley Crouch
1977 Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club India Navigation Quartet: Lester Bowie, Fred Hopkins, Phillip Wilson
1978 Let the Music Take You Marge Quartet: Butch Morris, Johnny Dyani, George Brown
1978 Last of the Hipman Red Quartet: Butch Morris, Johnny Dyani, George Brown
1978 Conceptual Saxophone Cadillac Solo saxophone
1978 Sur-real Saxophone Horo Solo saxophone
1978 Organic Saxophone Palm Solo saxophone
1978 Interboogieology Black Saint Quartet: Butch Morris, Johnny Dyani, Oliver Johnson with Marta Contreras
1978 The London Concert Cadillac Quintet: Butch Morris, Curtis Clark, Brian Smith, Clifford Jarvis
1978 3D Family Hat Hut Trio: Johnny Mbizo Dyani, Andrew Cyrille
1979 Sweet Lovely Black Saint Trio: Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall
1980 Solo Live Cecma Solo saxophone and bass clarinet
1980 Ming Black Saint Octet: Henry Threadgill, Olu Dara, Butch Morris, George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Wilber Morris, Steve McCall
1981 Home Black Saint Octet: Henry Threadgill, Olu Dara, Butch Morris, George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Wilber Morris, Steve McCall
1982 Murray's Steps Black Saint Octet: Henry Threadgill, Bobby Bradford, Butch Morris, Craig Harris, Curtis Clark, Wilber Morris, Steve McCall
1983 Morning Song Black Saint Quartet: John Hicks, Reggie Workman, Ed Blackwell
1984 Live at Sweet Basil Volume 1 Black Saint Big Band: Olu Dara, Baikida Carroll, Craig Harris, Bob Stewart, Vincent Chancey, Steve Coleman, John Purcell, Rod Williams, Fred Hopkins, Billy Higgins conducted by Butch Morris
1984 Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2 Black Saint Big Band: Olu Dara, Baikida Carroll, Craig Harris, Bob Stewart, Vincent Chancey, Steve Coleman, John Purcell, Rod Williams, Fred Hopkins, Billy Higgins conducted by Butch Morris
1984 Children Black Saint Quintet: James Blood Ulmer, Don Pullen, Lonnie Plaxico, Marvin Smith
1985 Sketches of Tokyo DIW Duo with John Hicks
1985 New Life Black Saint Octet: Baikida Carroll, Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris, John Purcell, Adegoke Steve Colson, Wilber Morris, Ralph Peterson, Jr.
1986 I Want to Talk About You Black Saint Quartet: John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Ralph Peterson, Jr.
1986 Recording N.Y.C. 1986 DIW Quartet: James Blood Ulmer, Fred Hopkins, Sunny Murray
1986 In Our Style DIW Duo with Jack DeJohnette
1986 The Hill Black Saint Trio: Richard Davis, Joe Chambers
1987
Released 1991
Hope Scope Black Saint Octet: Rasul Siddik, Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris, James Spaulding, Dave Burrell, Wilber Morris, Ralph Peterson, Jr
1987 The Healers Black Saint Duo with Randy Weston
1987 The People's Choice Cecma Quartet: Hugh Ragin, Abdul Wadud, Fred Hopkins
1988 Lovers DIW Quartet: Dave Burrell, Fred Hopkins, Ralph Peterson, Jr.
1988 Deep River DIW Quartet: Dave Burrell, Fred Hopkins, Ralph Peterson, Jr.
1988 Ballads DIW Quartet: Dave Burrell, Fred Hopkins, Ralph Peterson, Jr.
1988 Spirituals DIW Quartet: Dave Burrell, Fred Hopkins, Ralph Peterson, Jr.
1988 Tenors DIW Quartet: Dave Burrell, Fred Hopkins, Ralph Peterson, Jr.
1988 Ming's Samba Portrait Quartet: John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Ed Blackwell
1988 Lucky Four Tutu Quartet: Dave Burrell, Wilbur Morris, Victor Lewis
1989 Daybreak Gazell Duo with Dave Burrell
1989 Last of the Hipmen Jazzline Sextet: Dave Burrell, Hugh Ragin, Wilber Morris, Bobby Battle, Paul Zauner
1990 Special Quartet DIW/Columbia Quartet: McCoy Tyner, Fred Hopkins, Elvin Jones
1990 Remembrances DIW Quintet: Hugh Ragin, Dave Burrell, Wilber Morris, Tani Tabbal
1991 Shakill's Warrior DIW/Columbia Quartet: Stanley Franks, Don Pullen, Andrew Cyrille
1991 David Murray Big Band DIW/Columbia Big Band: Hugh Ragin, Graham Haynes, Rasul Siddik, James Zollar, Craig Harris, Frank Lacy, Al Patterson, Bob Stewart, Vincent Chancey, Khalil Henry, James Spaulding, Patience Higgins, Don Byron, John Purcell, Sonelius Smith, Fred Hopkins, Tani Tabbal conducted by Butch Morris
1991 The Jazzpar Prize Enja New Jungle Orchestra: Pierre Dørge, Horace Parlan, Harry Beckett, Per Jörgensen, Jörg Huke, Jesper Zeuthen, Jacob Mygind, Irene Becker, Jens Skou Olsen, Audun Kleive
1991 Blue Monk Enja Duo with Aki Takase
1991 David Murray/James Newton Quintet DIW Quintet: James Newton, John Hicks, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, Billy Hart
1991 Black & Black Red Baron Quartet: Marcus Belgrave, Kirk Lightsey, Santi Debriano, Roy Haynes
1991 In Concert Victo Duo with Dave Burrell
1991 Fast Life DIW/Columbia Quartet + 1: John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Idris Muhammad, Branford Marsalis
1991
Released 1993
Ballads for Bass Clarinet DIW Quartet: John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Idris Muhammad
1991 Death of a Sideman DIW Quartet: John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Idris Muhammad
1991 Real Deal DIW Duo with Milford Graves
1991 A Sanctuary Within Black Saint Quartet: Tony Overwater, Sunny Murray, Kahil El'Zabar
1992 South of the Border DIW Big Band: Hugh Ragin, Rasul Siddik, James Zollar, Craig Harris, Frank Lacy, Al Patterson, Vincent Chancey,

Kahlil Henry, John Purcell, Patience Higgins, Don Byron, Sonelius Smith, Fred Hopkins, Tani Tabbal, Larry McDonald conducted by Butch Morris

1992 Picasso DIW Octet: Rasul Siddik, Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris, James Spaulding, Dave Burrell, Wilber Morris, Tani Tabbal
1992 MX Red Baron And Friends: Ravi Coltrane, Bobby Bradford, John Hicks, Fred Hopkins, Victor Lewis
1993 Body and Soul Black Saint Quartet: Sonelius Smith, Wilber Morris, Rashied Ali, Taana Running
1993 Ugly Beauty Evidence Duo with Donal Fox
1993 Acoustic Octfunk Sound Hills Trio: Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille
1993 Jazzosaurus Rex Red Baron Quartet: John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Andrew Cyrille
1993 Saxmen Red Baron Quartet: John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Andrew Cyrille
1993 For Aunt Louise DIW Quartet: John Hicks, Fred Hopkins, Idris Mohammad
1993 Love and Sorrow DIW Quartet: John Hicks, Fred Hopkins, Idris Mohammad
1993 Shakill's II DIW Quartet: Stanley Franks, Don Pullen, Andrew Cyrille
1993
Released 1997
Windward Passages Black Saint Duo with Dave Burrell
1994
Released 1996
David Murray Quintet DIW Quintet: Ray Anderson, Anthony Davis, Kenny Davis, Tommy Campbell
1994 The Tip DIW Olu Dara, Robert Irving III, Bobby Broom, Daryl Thompson, Darryl Jones, Toby Williams, Kahil El'Zabar
1994 Jug-A-Lug DIW Olu Dara, Robert Irving III, Bobby Broom, Daryl Thompson, Darryl Jones, Toby Williams, Kahil El'Zabar
1995 Flowers Around Cleveland Bleu Regard Quartet: Bobby Few, John Betsch, Jean Jacques Avenel
1995 Live at the Village Vanguard Sound Hills Quartet: Hilton Ruiz, Kelly Roberty, Pheeroan akLaff
1996 Dark Star: The Music of the Grateful Dead Astor Place Octet: Hugh Ragin, James Zoller, Omar Kabir, Craig Harris, James Spaulding, Robert Irving III, Fred Hopkins, Renzell Meritt, Bob Weir
1996 Long Goodbye: A Tribute to Don Pullen DIW Quartet: D.D. Jackson, Santi Debriano, J.T. Lewis
1996 Fo Deuk Revue Justin Time Darryl Burgee, Ousseynou Diop, Assane Diop, Craig Harris, Robert Irving III, Abdou Karim Mané, Oumar Mboup, Hugh Ragin, Doudou N'Diaye Rose, Moussa Séné, El Hadji Gniancou Sembène, Jamaaladeen Tacuma and vocalists
1997 Valencia Sound Hills Duo with Aki Takase
1997 Creole Justin Time Michel Cilla, Max Cilla, Ray Drummond, Billy Jabali Hart, D.D. Jackson, Klod Kiavue, François Landreseau, Gérard Lockel, James Newton
1997 Speaking in Tongues Justin Time Fontella Bass, Hugh Ragin, Stanley Franks, Clarence 'Pookie' Jenkins, Ranzell Merritt, Jimane Nelson, Leopoldo F. Fleming
1998 Seasons Pow Wow Quartet: Roland Hanna, Richard Davis, Victor Lewis
1999 Octet Plays Trane Justin Time Octet: Rasul Siddick, Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris, James Spaulding, Ravi Best, D. D. Jackson, Mark Johnson, Jaribu Shahid
2000 Like a Kiss that Never Ends Justin Time Power Quartet: John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Andrew Cyrille
2001 Yonn-Dé Justin Time With the Gwo-Ka Masters: Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris, Santi Debriano, Pheeroan akLaff, Klod Kiavue, François Landreseau, Guy Konket
2001
Released 2008
Silence Justin Time Duo with Mal Waldron
2001-02 Now Is Another Time Justin Time Latin Big Band featuring Hamiet Bluiett, Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris
2002 Waltz Again Justin Time Quartet: Lafayette Gilchrist, Jaribu Shahid, Hamid Drake and string section
2004 Gwotet Justin Time With Pharoah Sanders and the Gwo-Ka Masters: Carlos Sonduy Dimet, Alexander Brown, Elpidio Chappotin Delgado, Leonardo Alarcon, Angel Ballester Veliz, Moises Marquez Leyva, Klod Kiavue, Christian Laviso, Hervé Sambe, Jaribu Shahid, Hamid Drake
2006 Sacred Ground Justin Time Quartet: Lafayette Gilchrist, Ray Drummond, Andrew Cyrille and Cassandra Wilson
2007 Live in Berlin Jazzwerkstatt Black Saint Quartet: Lafayette Gilchrist, Jaribu Shahid, Hamid Drake
2008 The Devil Tried to Kill Me Justin Time With the Gwo-Ka Masters and Taj Mahal
2009 Rendezvous Suite Jazzwerkstatt Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Paul Urbanek, Mingus Murray, Ranzell Merrit
2010 Plays Nat King Cole en Español Motéma Cuban Ensemble with Daniel Melingo
2012 Be My Monster Love Motéma Infinity Quartet: Marc Cary, Jaribu Shahid, Nasheet Waits with Macy Gray, Gregory Porter, Bobby Bradford

with the World Saxophone Quartet[edit]

Title Year Label
Point of No Return 1977 Moers Music
Steppin' with the World Saxophone Quartet 1979 Black Saint
W.S.Q. 1981 Black Saint
Revue 1982 Black Saint
Live in Zurich 1984 Black Saint
Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music 1986 Black Saint
Plays Duke Ellington 1986 Nonesuch
Dances and Ballads 1987 Nonesuch
Rhythm and Blues 1989 Elektra/Musician
Metamorphosis 1991 Nonesuch
Moving Right Along 1993 Black Saint
Breath of Life 1994 Nonesuch
Four Now 1996 Justin Time
Takin' It 2 the Next Level 1996 Justin Time
Selim Sivad: A Tribute to Miles Davis 1998 Justin Time
Requiem for Julius 2000 Justin Time
25th Anniversary: The New Chapter 2001 Justin Time
Steppenwolf 2002 Justin Time
Experience 2004 Justin Time
Political Blues 2006 Justin Time
Yes We Can 2010 Jazzwerkstatt

Albums featured[edit]

with James Blood Ulmer

with others