The Hill (David Murray album)

The Hill is an album by David Murray released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1987. It features performances by Murray, Richard Davis and Joe Chambers.

The Hill
Studio album by
David Murray Trio
RecordedNovember 29, 1986
LabelBlack Saint
David Murray Trio chronology
I Want to Talk About You
The Hill
The Healers


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awarded the album 3 stars, stating: "The Hill offers an accurate snapshot of Murray in the mid-'80s, straddling the mainstream and avant-garde and proving himself quite adept in either.".[1]

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Track listing

  1. "Santa Barbara and Crenshaw Follies" - 8:25
  2. "The Hill" - 9:00
  3. "Fling" (Butch Morris) - 7:09
  4. "Take the Coltrane" (Duke Ellington) - 7:42
  5. "Herbie Miller" - 5:52
  6. "Chelsea Bridge" (Billy Strayhorn) - 10:31
All compositions by David Murray except as indicated
  • Recorded at Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, November 29, 1986



  1. Olewnick, B. Allmusic Review, accessed July 9, 2011.
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