Octet Plays Trane

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Octet Plays Trane
Studio album by David Murray Octet
Released 2000
Recorded April 30-May 1, 1999
Genre Jazz
Length 69:23
Label Justin Time
Producer David Murray
David Murray chronology
Speaking in Tongues
Octet Plays Trane
Like a Kiss that Never Ends

Octet Plays Trane is an album by the David Murray Octet released on the Justin Time label. Recorded in 1999 and released in 2000 the album and features performances by Murray, Rasul Siddick, Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris, James Spaulding, Ravi Best, D. D. Jackson, Mark Johnson and Jaribu Shahid. The album contains Murray's versions of compositions by John Coltrane and is dedicated to Bob Thiele.[1]


The Allmusic review by Al Campbell awarded the album 4.5 stars stating "The proceedings wind down with an engaging 15-minute version of "A Love Supreme: Part 1: Acknowledgment" proving Murray has studied not only the music of John Coltrane, but like him insists on applying his individuality through his horn.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Giant Steps" - 14:02
  2. "Naima" - 7:34
  3. "The Crossing" (Murray) - 10:33
  4. "India" - 8:48
  5. "Lazy Bird" - 13:06
  6. "A Love Supreme, Part 1: Acknowledgement" - 15:20
All compositions by John Coltrane except as indicated
  • Recorded on April 30-May 1, 1999



  1. ^ Justin Time catalogue accessed November 28, 2008
  2. ^ a b Campbell, A. Allmusic Review accessed September 7, 2011