Death of a Sideman

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Death of a Sideman
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Studio album by
RecordedOctober 18–19, 1991
ProducerKazunori Sugiyama
David Murray chronology
A Sanctuary Within
Death of a Sideman
Ballads for Bass Clarinet

Death of a Sideman is an album by David Murray which was released on the Japanese DIW label in 1992. It features performances by Murray, Bobby Bradford, Dave Burrell, Fred Hopkins and Ed Blackwell.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Death of a Sideman is one of the stronger efforts in Murray's mature catalog, thanks in no small part to the presence and guiding hand of Bobby Bradford. Recommended.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Have You Seen Sideman?" - 9:01
  2. "Woodshedetude" - 5:30
  3. "Waiting for Thelonious" - 10:36
  4. "A Little Pain" - 6:15
  5. "Sidesteps" - 6:56
  6. "The Gates of Hell" - 6:51
  7. "Bosom of Abraham" - 7:31
  8. "Have You Seen Sideman?" - 5:10
All compositions by Bobby Bradford
    • Recorded 1991



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 9, 2011