Octet Plays Trane

Octet Plays Trane is an album by the David Murray Octet released on the Canadian Justin Time label. Recorded in 1999 and released in 2000 the album and features performances by Murray, Rasul Siddick, Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris, James Spaulding, Ravi Best, D. D. Jackson, Mark Johnson and Jaribu Shahid. The album contains Murray's versions of compositions by John Coltrane and is dedicated to Bob Thiele.[1]

Octet Plays Trane
Studio album by
David Murray Octet
RecordedApril 30-May 1, 1999
LabelJustin Time
ProducerDavid Murray
David Murray chronology
Speaking in Tongues
Octet Plays Trane
Like a Kiss that Never Ends


The Allmusic review by Al Campbell awarded the album 4.5 stars, stating: "The proceedings wind down with an engaging 15-minute version of "A Love Supreme: Part 1: Acknowledgment" proving Murray has studied not only the music of John Coltrane, but like him insists on applying his individuality through his horn."[2]

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Track listing

All compositions by John Coltrane except where noted.

  1. "Giant Steps" - 14:02
  2. "Naima" - 7:34
  3. "The Crossing" (Murray) - 10:33
  4. "India" - 8:48
  5. "Lazy Bird" - 13:06
  6. "A Love Supreme, Part 1: Acknowledgement" - 15:20



  1. Justin Time catalogue Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine, accessed November 28, 2008.
  2. Campbell, A. Allmusic Review, accessed September 7, 2011.
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