David Murray & the World Saxophone Quartet (1979 - 1996)

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Perhaps no jazz musician recorded a more varied output in more diverse settings in the 1980s than tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist David Murray. Three of the best bands to emerge in the decade were his Octet, his Quartet and the collaborative World Saxophone Quartet. He may have been the most recorded jazz artist of the decade, as well, and with consistently high quality.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • World Saxophone Quartet "Fast Life" from W.S.Q. (Black Saint) 3:57
  • World Saxophone Quartet "I Heard That" from Revue (Black Saint) 6:58
  • Host speaks 10:21
  • David Murray Octet "The Fast Life" from Ming (Black Saint) 12:06
  • David Murray Octet "Ming" from Ming (Black Saint) 20:54
  • David Murray Octet "Home" from Home (Black Saint) 25:18
  • Host speaks 31:16
  • David Murray Quartet "Body And Soul" from Morning Song. (Black Saint) 33:55
  • David Murray—DD Jackson Duo "El Matador" from The Norton Collection (Norton) 40:44
  • Host speaks 45:12
  • Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition "One for Eric" from Special Edition (ECM) 47:14
  • Host Outro 57:02

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