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David Murray

ts, bcl, *1955 US, Oakland, California
Musician of Jazz

David Murray (born February 19, 1955) is an American jazz musician who plays tenor saxophone and bass clarinet mainly. He has recorded prolifically for many record labels since the mid-1970s.

  • Tenor sax
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
The Fast Life on Let the Music Take You by David Murray
Plumb on Plumb by David Murray, ?uestlove & Ray Angry
Light on Plumb by David Murray, ?uestlove & Ray Angry
Intro To Ninno / Ninno on Plumb by David Murray, ?uestlove & Ray Angry
Pleiades on Plumb by David Murray, ?uestlove & Ray Angry
Last of the Hipman on Last of the Hipman by Various Artists
Brown Doves on Plumb by David Murray, ?uestlove & Ray Angry
A Very Long Letter on Cherry - Sakura by Aki Takase & David Murray
Atomic Number on Plumb by David Murray, ?uestlove & Ray Angry
Fire in the Branches on The Recursive Tree by John Blum, David Murray & Chad Taylor

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Title Artist Year Type
Cherry SakuraAki Takase - David Murray2017Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note Volume 3David Murray2016Album
Blues For MemoDavid Murray2016Album
Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note - Volume 2David Murray2013Album
Rendezvous SuiteDavid Murray, Jamaaladeen Tacuma2011Album
David Murray, Chico Freeman With ÖzayDavid Murray, Chico Freeman With Özay2010Album
David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole En EspañolDavid Murray2010Album
ChallengeHal Singer Featuring David Murray2010Album
The Devil Tried To Kill MeDavid Murray And The Gwo-Ka Masters Featuring Taj Mahal2009Album
SilenceDavid Murray, Mal Waldron2008Album
GwotetDavid Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters Feat. Pharoah Sanders2005Album
We Is >> Live At The Bop ShopKahil El'Zabar & David Murray2004Album
GwotetDavid Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters Featuring Pharoah Sanders2004Album
David Murray, Gipsy Cimbalom Band, Balogh Kálmán Featuring Kovács FerencDavid Murray, The Gypsy Cimbalom Band, Kálmán Balogh Featuring Ferenc Kovács2004Album
Circles - Live In CracowDavid Murray feat. Marcin Oleś & Bart Oleś2003Album
ValenciaDavid Murray - Aki Takase2002Album
Yonn-DéDavid Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters Featuring Guy Conquette & Klod Kiavue2002Album
River Of LifeJon Jang, David Murray2002Album
Love Outside Of DreamsKahil El'Zabar Trio Featuring David Murray And Fred Hopkins2002Album
One World FamilyKahil El'Zabar With David Murray2000Album
Speaking In TonguesDavid Murray Featuring Fontella Bass1999Album
CreoleDavid Murray1998Album
Windward PassagesDavid Murray With Dave Burrell1997Album
Fo Deuk RevueDavid Murray1997Album
Solo LiveDavid Murray1997Compil.
Seasons Of LoveRanee Lee With Special Guest David Murray1997Album
Flowers Around ClevelandDavid Murray, Bobby Few, John Betsch, Jean-Jacques Avenel1995Album
Ugly BeautyDonal Fox, David Murray1995Album
Jug-A-LugDavid Murray1995Album
SaxmenDavid Murray1994Album
David MurrayDavid Murray1994Compil.
The TipDavid Murray1994Album
The OfferingBobby Battle Quartet with David Murray1993Album
Jazzosaurus RexDavid Murray1993Album
Brother To BrotherDave Burrell & David Murray1993Album
Jazz Baltica '92 - Live At The Kiel OperaJazz Baltica Ensemble Directed By David Murray1993Album
Ballads For Bass ClarinetDavid Murray1993Album
Jazzosaurus RexDavid Murray1993Album
Blue MonkAki Takase / David Murray1993Album
Mental Strain At Dawn: A Modern Portrait Of Louis ArmstrongDavid Murray, Doc Cheatham, Loren Schoenberg with Allen Lowe and The Jack Purvis Memorial Orchestra1992Album
Real DealDavid Murray & Milford Graves1992Album
The Jazzpar PrizeDavid Murray & Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra1992Album
In ConcertDave Burrell, David Murray1992Album
Sunrise SunsetThe Bob Thiele Collective Featuring David Murray, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Andrew Cyrille1991Album
Special QuartetDavid Murray1991Album
Live At The Peace ChurchDavid Murray / Fred Hopkins / Stanley Crouch1991Album
In Concert At The Public Theater Volumes I/IIThe Clarinet Summit - Alvin Batiste / Jimmy Hamilton / John Carter / David Murray1991Compil.
RemembrancesDavid Murray1991Album
SpiritualsDavid Murray1990Album
BalladsDavid Murray1990Album
Golden SeaKahil El'Zabar With David Murray1989Album
Deep RiverDavid Murray1989Album
Last Of The HipmenDavid Murray, Bobby Battle, Paul Zauner, Dave Burrell, Wilber Morris, Hugh Ragin1989Album
Ming's SambaDavid Murray1989Album
Live At The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club Volumes 1 & 2David Murray1989Compil.
DaybreakDave Burrell and David Murray1989Album
Lucky FourDavid Murray, Dave Burrell, Wilber Morris, Victor Lewis1988Album
A Tribute To John Coltrane / Blues For ColtraneMcCoy Tyner / Pharoah Sanders / David Murray / Cecil McBee / Roy Haynes1988Album
LoversDavid Murray1988Album
The HealersDavid Murray And Randy Weston1987Album
In Our StyleDavid Murray & Jack DeJohnette1986Album
Recording NYC. 1986David Murray1986Album
In Concert At The Public Theater Vol.IIThe Clarinet Summit - Alvin Batiste / Jimmy Hamilton / John Carter / David Murray1985Album
ChildrenDavid Murray1985Album
Sketches Of TokyoJohn Hicks With David Murray1985Album
In Concert At The Public TheaterThe Clarinet Summit - Alvin Batiste / Jimmy Hamilton / John Carter / David Murray1984Album
Wilber ForceWilber Morris, Denis Charles, David Murray1984Album
New Music - New PoetryAmiri Baraka With David Murray And Steve McCall1982Album
Solo Live Vol. 1David Murray1980Album
Solo Vol.IIDavid Murray1980Album
New York City WildlifeCurtis Clark With David Murray1980Album
Live At The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club Volume 2David Murray1979Album
The London ConcertDavid Murray1979Album
Live At The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club Volume 1David Murray1978Album
Organic SaxophoneDavid Murray1978Album
Let The Music Take YouDavid Murray1978Album
InterboogieologyDavid Murray1978Album
3D FamilyDavid Murray1978Album
Sur-real SaxophoneDavid Murray1978Album
Conceptual SaxophoneDavid Murray1978Album
ClarityMichael Gregory Jackson, Oliver Lake, Wadada Leo Smith, David Murray1977Album
Solomon's SonsJames Newton & David Murray1977Album
Flowers For AlbertDavid Murray1976Album
Low Class ConspiracyDavid Murray1976Album
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