Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2

Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2 is an album by David Murray released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1984 and the second to feature his Big Band.[1] It features performances by Murray, Olu Dara, Baikida Carroll, Craig Harris, Bob Stewart, Vincent Chancey, Steve Coleman, John Purcell, Rod Williams, Fred Hopkins and Billy Higgins conducted by Lawrence "Butch" Morris. The album was preceded by Live at Sweet Basil Volume 1.

Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2
Live album by
RecordedAugust 24–26, 1984
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerDavid Murray
David Murray Big Band chronology
Live at Sweet Basil Volume 1
Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars, stating, "There are some strong moments, plenty of dense ensembles, and a strong group spirit that makes one wish that the group had recorded a little more coherently in the studios during this period".[2]

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Track listing

All compositions by David Murray
  1. "Dewey's Circle" – 13:42
  2. "Roses" – 11:04
  3. "David Tune" – 12:22
  4. "Great Peace" – 9:43
  5. "Four Minute Marvin (For Marvin Gaye)" – 2:34
  • Recorded live in concert at Sweet Basil, NYC, August 24–26, 1984



  1. Black Saint Records discography accessed May 5, 2011
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review. Retrieved August 16, 2011.

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