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Murray Trio, David
3D Family

Murray Trio, David: 3D Family (Hatology)
Label: Hatology    
Released in: Switzerland    

"A major early release by tenorist Murray, 3D Family, recorded live at the Willisau Jazz Festival 9/3/78, appeared originally on Hat Hut records as a double LP before eventually being re-released on disc by hat ART. Murray performs here in a live context with one of his very strongest rhythm sections: the intensely musical South African bassistJohnny Dyani and veteran master drummer Andrew Cyrille. The program consists of all Murray compositions, weaving between burners, funky dances, and soulful ballads. "Patricia" is an especially lovely example of the latter, with Murray displaying his well-known penchant for Ben Webster-like growls, which almost inevitably mutate into upper-register cries. The title track is a wonderfully surging piece, full of drama. Dyani's propulsive playing here is astonishing; of all the bassists to accompany Murray, perhaps only the late Fred Hopkins was his peer. If anything, the length of the pieces allows Murray to drift on a bit longer than necessary at times. As often as not, though, he manages to wring out some extra juice, making it easy for the listener to grant him significant slack. Still in his mid-twenties, this recording captures him moving toward the crest of his powers (evidenced in his octets) and is one of the better trio dates in his discography. Recommended, as much for the marvelous "sidemen" as for Murray himself."-Brian Olewnick

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Product Information:

UPC: 752156060826

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: 608
Squidco Product Code: 6914

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded in concert at Jazz Festival Willisau on September 3, 1978 by Peter Pfister


David Murray-tenor saxophone

Johnny Mbizio Dyani-double bass

Andrew Cyrille-percussion

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Track Listing:

1. 3D Family 19:11

2. Patricia 17:51

3. In Memory of Yomo Kenyatta 9:37

4. Shout Song 23:55

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