Home (David Murray album)

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Studio album by
RecordedOctober 31 & November 1, 1981
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini, David Murray
David Murray Octet chronology
Murray's Steps

Home is an album by David Murray released in 1982 on the Italian Black Saint label and the second to feature his Octet. It features performances by Murray, Henry Threadgill, Olu Dara, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, George E. Lewis, Anthony Davis, Wilbur Morris and Steve McCall.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Penguin Guide to Jazz[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide said, "both Ming and Home display an excellent balance between written material and solos by a distinguished group of sidemen".[4]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album, along with its predecessor Ming, as part of its suggested Core Collection.[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars, stating, "All of the brilliant players have their opportunities to make strong contributions to Murray's five originals (best known of which is "3-D Family"), and the leader's writing is consistently colorful and unpredictable. Recommended.".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Home" – 5:58
  2. "Santa Barbara and Crenshaw Follies" – 7:30
  3. "Choctaw Blues" – 7:20
  4. "Last of the Hipmen" – 9:12
  5. "3-D Family" – 8:35

All compositions by David Murray

  • Recorded at Right Track Recording Studios, NYC, October 31 & November 1, 1981



  1. ^ Black Saint catalogue
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "David Murray". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 1059. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 6, 2011
  4. ^ a b Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 150. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.