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David Murray Big Band - Live At "Sweet Basil" - Vol. 1 Album
Performer: David Murray Big Band
Title: Live At "Sweet Basil" - Vol. 1
Style: Big Band, Avant-garde Jazz, Free Improvisation
Year 1985
Country Italy
Label Black Saint
Catalog Number BSR 0085
Genre: Jazz
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 065
MP3 size: 1894 mb
FLAC size: 1493 mb
WMA size: 2824 mb
Record From: Vinyl, LP

David Murray Big Band - Live At "Sweet Basil" - Vol. 1 Album


2Duet For Big Band16:10
3Bechet's Bounce12:05


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
120085-2David Murray Big Band Live At «Sweet Basil» - Vol. 1 ‎(CD, Album, RE)Black Saint120085-2Italy1993
BSR 0085 CDDavid Murray Big Band Live At «Sweet Basil» - Vol. 1 ‎(CD, Album, RE)Black SaintBSR 0085 CDItalyUnknown


  • Alto Saxophone, ClarinetJohn Purcell
  • Alto Saxophone, Soprano SaxophoneSteve Coleman
  • Artwork [Cover Art]Niridan
  • BassFred Hopkins
  • ConductorButch Morris
  • CornetOlu Dara
  • EngineerKazunori Sugiyama
  • Executive-ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
  • French HornVincent Chancey
  • Mastered ByGennaro Carone
  • PercussionBilly Higgins
  • Photography By [Cover]Ming Smith
  • PianoRod Williams
  • Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Composed By, Arranged By, ProducerDavid Murray
  • TromboneCraig Harris
  • TrumpetBaikida Carroll
  • TubaBob Stewart


Recorded Live August 24, 25 and 26, 1984 at Sweet Basil, New York City


  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): BSR 0085 A CG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): BSR 0085 B CG


  • Recorded At – Sweet Basil
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Black Saint
  • Copyright (c) – Black Saint



The David Murray Big Band tends to be a bit undisciplined, with plenty of rambunctious and overcrowded ensembles. The high point of this first of two releases is easily the 12-minute Bechet's Bounce, an often nutty and frequently hilarious tribute to Sidney Bechet that improves the longer it is played. The Dixieland-esque structures are better understood by some of the musicians than others, and this performance is quite erratic but certainly memorable. Songs in album David Murray - Live At Sweet Basil Volume 1 1985. David Murray - Lovers. David Murray - Bechet's Bounce. David Murray - Silence. David Murray - Duet For Big Band. Total votes: 4. Other albums by David Murray. David Murray Big Band Conducted By Lawrence 'Butch' Morris. Jazz Contemporary Jazz. Live at Sweet Basil Volume 1 is an album by David Murray released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1984 and the first to feature his Big Band. It features performances by Murray, Olu Dara, Baikida Carroll, Craig Harris, Bob Stewart, Vincent Chancey, Steve Coleman, John Purcell, Rod Williams, Fred Hopkins and Billy Higgins conducted by Lawrence Butch Morris. The album was followed by Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2. Album 1983 4 Songs. David Murray. 8: Murray Big Band Related artists. Album name. Live At 'sweet Basil' Vol. 1995 South Of The Border. 1986 Live At 'sweet Basil' Vol. 1985 Live At 'sweet Basil' Vol. Live album 1985. Filed under Progressive Big Band By DAVID MURRAY. A1 Lovers 8:20 A2 Bechet's Bounce 12:05 B1 Silence 5:55 B2 Duet For Big Band 16:10. Total Time: 42:58. About this release. Black Saint BSR 0085 Italy. Recorded Live August 24, 25 and 26, 1984 at Sweet Basil, New York City. Thanks to snobb for the updates. Buy DAVID MURRAY - DAVID MURRAY BIG BAND : LIVE AT SWEET BASIL - VOL. 1 music. Information for album Live At Sweet Basil Vol. 1: David Murray Big Band. Live At Sweet Basil Vol. Members A 1984. Покупка David Murray Big Band - Live At Sweet Basil - Vol. 1 - Black Saint - LP - BSR 0085, включает Lovers, Bechet's Bounce, Silence, Duet For Big At Sweet Basil - V. has been added to your Cart. Add gift options. Buy used. Sample this album Artist Sample. As David Murray is known for his exciting octet ensembles this first live recording at Sweet Basil with the big band is an outstanding recording. Especially Bechet's Bounce is a track where one can't keep still. The entire recording is refreshing and an exciting example of a big band in full flight with surprising changes in the solos and different moods like in Lovers. If you like Murray you must have this recording, if you have never heard of him buy this one and it will be the first in a row of many others from this great jazz musician. Read more. David murray big band , live at sweet basil, vol. Condition: Like New. C C Shipping. US . Delivery Tue, 4 Aug - Mon, 17 Aug. Original Album Classics by Waylon Jennings CD, Jun-2013, 5 Discs, Sony Legacy. C New. C Used. You may also like. David Bowie Music CDs. Japan Soundtracks & Musicals CDs. Japan Album Music CDs. Industrial Anne Murray Music CDs