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David Murray Octet - Murray's Steps mp3 album

  • Performer: David Murray Octet
  • Title: Murray's Steps
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Country: Italy
  • Style: Contemporary Jazz
  • MP3 album: 1668 mb
  • FLAC album: 1485 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 750
David Murray Octet - Murray's Steps mp3 album

Murray's Steps is an album by David Murray released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1982. It feature his Octet consisting of Murray, Henry Threadgill, Bobby Bradford, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Craig Harris, Curtis Clark, Wilber Morris and Steve McCall.

Composed By – David Murray. Cornet – Lawrence "Butch" Morris. Design – Pick Up Studios. Engineer – Gennaro Carone. Engineer – Giancarlo Barigozzi. Liner Notes – Nat Hentoff. Painting – OoLong Smith. Murray's Steps ‎(LP, Album). BSR 0065 CD. David Murray Octet. Murray's Steps ‎(CD, Album).

For the third octet album (all are highly recommended), Murray meets up with quite a talented group of individuals: altoist Henry Threadgill, trumpeter Bobby Bradford, cornetist Butch Morris, trombonist Craig Harris, pianist Curtis Clark, bassist Wilber Morris, and drummer Steve McCall. Their interpretations of four of Murray's originals - "Murray's Steps," "Sweet Lovely," "Sing Song," and "Flowers for Albert" - are emotional, adventurous, and exquisite (sometimes all three at the same time).

Is Murray's Steps the best album by David Murray Octet? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Murray's Steps by David Murray Octet (1983) Overall rank: 26,719th. Accolades: Top albums of 1983 (335th). Top albums of the 1980s (3,640th). Best albums of all time (26,719th).

David Murray is a wonderful musician, as a player, as a composer, and most prominently here, as a bandleader. I like his work with the octet, it's probably the best of the many formats under which Murray chooses to work. David has found some eager and sympathetic players to work in this unit; but he kinda hogs the spotlight. That's not an immense disappointment, as Murray solos brilliantly on tenor and bass clarinet

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1 Murray's Steps 12:25
2 Sweet Lovely 8:00
3 Sing Song 9:40
4 Flowers For Albert 9:40


  • Alto Saxophone, Flute – Henry Threadgill
  • Bass – Wilber Morris
  • Composed By – David Murray
  • Cornet – Lawrence "Butch" Morris*
  • Design [Cover] – Pick Up Studios
  • Engineer [Mastering] – Gennaro Carone
  • Engineer [Recording, Mixing] – Giancarlo Barigozzi
  • Liner Notes – Nat Hentoff
  • Painting [Cover] – OoLong Smith
  • Percussion – Steve McCall
  • Photography By [Cover] – Ming Smith
  • Producer – Giovanni Bonandrini
  • Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – David Murray
  • Trombone – Craig Harris
  • Trumpet – Bobby Bradford


Recorded July 14, 15 and 19, 1982
Mixed February 16, 1983
at Barigozzi Studio, Milano
Mastered at PolyGram Factory, Tribiano (Milano)

Ⓒ 1983 Black Saint
Ⓟ 1983 Black Saint
IREC Milano

Manufactured in Italy

Not released before 1994 considering SID code.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 27312 00652
  • Matrix / Runout: BSR 0065 MPO 01.
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6217
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BSR 0065 David Murray Octet Murray's Steps ‎(LP, Album) Black Saint BSR 0065 Italy 1983
BSR 0065 CD David Murray Octet Murray's Steps ‎(CD, Album) Black Saint BSR 0065 CD Italy Unknown
BSR 0065 C David Murray Octet Murray's Steps ‎(Cass, Album) Black Saint BSR 0065 C Italy 1983
120 065-1 David Murray Octet Murray's Steps ‎(LP, Album, RE) Black Saint 120 065-1 Italy Unknown

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