Home is the fourth album by David Murray to be released on the Italian Black Saint label and the second to feature his Octet. It was released in 1982 and features performances by Murray, Henry Threadgill, Olu Dara, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Wilbur Morris and Steve McCall.[1]

Contents Edit


  • 1 Reception
  • 2 Track listing
  • 3 Personnel
  • 4 References

Reception[edit] Edit

The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection.[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "All of the brilliant players have their opportunities to make strong contributions to Murray's five originals (best known of which is "3-D Family"), and the leader's writing is consistently colorful and unpredictable. Recommended.".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Penguin Guide to Jazz [2]
Allmusic [3]

Track listing[edit] Edit

  1. "Home" - 5:58
  2. "Santa Barbara and Crenshaw Follies" - 7:30
  3. "Choctaw Blues" - 7:20
  4. "Last of the Hipmen" - 9:12
  5. "3-D Family" - 8:35
All compositions by David Murray
  • Recorded at Right Track Recording Studios, NYC, October 31 & November 1, 1981

Personnel[edit] Edit

  • David Murray - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Henry Threadgill - alto saxophone, flute, alto flute
  • Olu Dara - trumpet
  • Lawrence "Butch" Morris - cornet
  • George Lewis - trombone
  • Anthony Davis - piano
  • Wilber Morris - bass
  • Steve McCall - drums
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