3D Family

3D Family is an album by David Murray released on the Swiss Hat Hut label. It was released in 1980 as a double LP and features a live performance by Murray, Johnny Mbizo Dyani and Andrew Cyrille recorded September 3, 1978, at the Jazzfestival Willisau.

3D Family
Live album by
RecordedSeptember 3, 1978
LabelHat Hut
ProducerKazunori Sugiyama
David Murray chronology
The London Concert
3D Family
Sweet Lovely


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "If anything, the length of the pieces allows Murray to drift on a bit longer than necessary at times. As often as not, though, he manages to wring out some extra juice, making it easy for the listener to grant him significant slack. Still in his mid-twenties, this recording captures him moving toward the crest of his powers (evidenced in his octets) and is one of the better trio dates in his discography. Recommended, as much for the marvelous "sidemen" as for Murray himself".[1]

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

Track listing

All tracks are written by David Murray.

1."In Memory of Jomo Kenyatta"9:20
3."3D Family (for Walter P. Murray)"18:27
4."Shout Song (for Cecil Taylor)"23:45
5."P.O. In Cairo" (omitted from CD rerelease)17:00
    • September 3, 1978, at the Jazzfestival Willisau



  1. Olewnick, B. Allmusic Review accessed August 16, 2011
  2. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 150. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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