Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2
Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2 is the ninth album by David Murray to be released on the Italian Black Saint label and the second to feature his Big Band. It was released in 1984 and 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 preceded by Live at Sweet Basil Volume 1.
The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "There are some strong moments, plenty of dense ensembles, and a strong group spirit that makes one wish that the group had recorded a little more coherently in the studios during this period".
- All compositions by David Murray
- "Dewey's Circle" – 13:42
- "Roses" – 11:04
- "David's Tune" – 12:22
- "Great Peace" – 9:43
- "Four Minute Marvin (For Marvin Gaye)" – 2:34
- Recorded live in concert at Sweet Basil, NYC, August 24–26, 1984