New Life (David Murray album)

New Life is an album by David Murray released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1985 and is a recording of Murray's Octet. It features performances by Murray, Baikida Carroll, Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris, John Purcell, Adegoke Steve Colson, Wilber Morris and Ralph Peterson, Jr..

New Life
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 8, 1985
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerDavid Murray
David Murray Octet chronology
New Life
I Want to Talk About You


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "The tunes ('Train Whistle,' "'Morning Song,' 'New Life' and 'Blues in the Pocket') are each fairly memorable – the themes are strong than usual – and as usual, the Octet features the right combination of adventurous solos and colorful writing. Recommended."[1]

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Track listing

  1. "Train Whistle" – 11:49
  2. "Morning Song" – 10:09
  3. "New Life" – 6:35
  4. "Blues in the Pocket" – 11:14
All compositions by David Murray
  • Recorded at Sorcerer Sound Studio, NYC, October 8, 1985



  1. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed July 6, 2011.

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