Death of a Sideman

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Death of a Sideman
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Studio album by David Murray
Released 1992
Recorded October 18–19, 1991
Genre Jazz
Length 57:50
Label DIW
Producer Kazunori Sugiyama
David Murray chronology
A Sanctuary Within
(1992)A Sanctuary Within1992
Death of a Sideman
Ballads for Bass Clarinet
(1992)Ballads for Bass Clarinet1992

Death of a Sideman is an album by David Murray which was released on the Japanese DIW label. It was released in 1992 and 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 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