Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club

Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club is a live album by David Murray. It was originally released as two volumes on the India Navigation label in 1978 and re-released in 1989 on a single CD (with a slightly edited final track). It features a live performance by Murray, Lester Bowie, Fred Hopkins and Phillip Wilson recorded in concert at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, NYC.

Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club
Live album by
Released1978
RecordedDecember 31, 1977
GenreJazz
Length75:03
LabelIndia Navigation
ProducerBob Cummins
David Murray chronology
Flowers for Albert
(1976)
Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club
(1978)
Let the Music Take You
(1978)

Reception

The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide called the first volume of Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club "an epoch-stretching quartet set".[1] The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars, stating, "This double CD, which packages together the two original LPs, captures David Murray's quartet (trumpeter Lester Bowie, bassist Fred Hopkins and drummer Phillip Wilson) in high spirits. The six selections (four are over ten minutes and "For Walter Norris" exceeds 21) are full of spirit, looseness, humor, screams and screeches. Some of it rambles on too long (and Murray's soprano on "Bechet's Bounce" is quite silly) but it generally holds on to one's attention.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[1] (Vol. 1)
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3] (Vol. 2)
The Village VoiceA–[4]

Track listing

  1. "Nevada's Theme" - 11:15
  2. "Bechet's Bounce" - 7:37
  3. "Obe" (Morris) - 18:12
  4. "Let the Music Take You" - 3:36
  5. "For Walter Norris" (Morris) - 21:16
  6. "Santa Barbara and Crenshaw Follies" - 12:20
All compositions by David Murray except as indicated
  • Recorded in concert at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, NYC, December 31, 1977

Personnel

References

  1. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 150. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 5, 2011
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 150. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. Christgau, Robert (September 4, 1978). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
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