Children (David Murray album)

Children is an album by David Murray released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1984. It features performances by Murray, James "Blood" Ulmer, Don Pullen, Lonnie Plaxico and Marvin "Smitty" Smith.[1]

Studio album by
David Murray
RecordedOctober 27 & November 15, 1984
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerDavid Murray
David Murray chronology
Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2
New Life

According to Chris Kelsey, in his Allmusic essay "Free Jazz: A Subjective History", Children is one of the 20 Essential Free Jazz Albums.[2]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "The somewhat noisy performances are pretty spontaneous and, thanks to Pullen's rhythmic style, a little more accessible than one might expect, despite being quite adventurous.".[3]

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Track listing

  1. "David's Tune" – 11:43
  2. "Death" – 7:15
  3. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 14:54
  4. "Tension" – 8:17
All compositions by David Murray except as indicated
    • Recorded at Vanguard Studios, NYC, October 27 and November 15, 1984



  1. Black Saint catalogue
  2. Kelsey, C. Free Jazz: A Subjective History accessed December 7, 2009
  3. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 6, 2011

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