David Murray Big Band

David Murray Big Band conducted by Lawrence "Butch" Morris is an album by David Murray released on the DIW/Columbia Records label in 1991. It features performances by Murray, Hugh Ragin, Graham Haynes, Rasul Siddik, James Zollar, Craig Harris, Frank Lacy, Al Patterson, Bob Stewart, Vincent Chancey, Khalil Henry, James Spaulding, Patience Higgins, Don Byron, John Purcell, Sonelius Smith, Fred Hopkins, Tani Tabbal conducted by Lawrence "Butch" Morris.

David Murray Big Band
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 5–6, 1991
David Murray chronology
Shakill's Warrior
David Murray Big Band
The Jazzpar Prize


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The David Murray big band, which can be undisciplined and even a bit out of control, is never dull. This generally brilliant effort has quite a few highpoints... easily recommended to listeners with open ears".[1]

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Track listing

  1. "Paul Gonsalves" - 17:37
  2. "Lester" - 9:56
  3. "Ben" - 10:09
  4. "Calling Steve McCall" (Morris) - 6:17
  5. "Lovejoy" (Harris) - 6:11
  6. "Istanbul" - 9:24
  7. "David's Tune" - 7:50
  8. "Let the Music Take You" (lyrics by Henderson, Harris) - 3:49
All compositions by David Murray except as indicated
    • Recorded March 5 & 6, 1991 at Clinton Recording Studios, NYC



  1. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 17, 2011
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