2003 Dave McMurray – Nu Life Stories

Nu Life Stories is the fifth solo album by Dave McMurray, released in 2003 on Hi-Bop.

Dave McMurray is an American jazz musician. His primary instrument is saxophone, although he also plays flute, keyboard, and a variety of percussion instruments. His versatile, expressive playing style has allowed him to expand beyond the jazz genre, through sessions with Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Hallyday, Gladys Knight, Albert King, Nancy Wilson, KEM, Bootsy Collins, Herbie Hancock, among many others.

Tracks

1  Sunday Morning (Dave McMurray) 03:57
2  Searching (Roy Ayers) 05:25
3  Detroit 2 Cali (Dave McMurray) 05:26
4  Good Day (Dave McMurray; Gloria Ridgeway) 04:47
5  Mack Avenue (Dave McMurray) 04:18
6  Bob Your Head (Dave McMurray; Bob James) 05:31
7  Big Dreams (Dave McMurray) 06:37
8  Like We Used To (Dave McMurray) 05:26
9  Steppin’ Out (On Faith) (Dave McMurray; Herschel Boone) 04:03
10  The Jazz Life (Dave McMurray) 05:15
11  Someday (George Duke) 04:25
12  Funki Dashiki (Dave McMurray) 04:59
13  Nu Life Stories (Dave McMurray) 04:21
14  Dave’s House (Dave McMurray) 04:56
15  Killing Me Softly With His Song (Norman Gimbel; Charles Fox) 05:07

Musicians

1 Sunday Morning

BassDarrell Smith
DrumsRon Otis
GuitarWayne Gerard
GuitarAdell Shavers
KeyboardsDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray
PercussionDave McMurray
PercussionMarlon Curry


2 Searching

BassDarrell Smith
DrumsDave McMurray
GuitarWayne Gerard
KeyboardsDave McMurray
FluteDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray
PercussionMarlon Curry
VocalsKEM


3 Detroit 2 Cali

DrumsDave McMurray
GuitarWayne Gerard
KeyboardsDave McMurray
PianoKevin Toney
SaxDave McMurray


4 Good Day

DrumsDave McMurray
KeyboardsDave McMurray
FluteDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray
Background VocalsGracie Ridgeway
Background VocalsGloria Ridgeway
VocalsEsther Ridgeway


5 Mack Avenue

BassDarrell Smith
DrumsDave McMurray
GuitarWayne Gerard
KeyboardsDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray


6 Bob Your Head

BassAl Turner
DrumsDave McMurray
DrumsKen Scott
GuitarWayne Gerard
KeyboardsDave McMurray
PianoBob James
SaxDave McMurray


7 Big Dreams

BassDarrell Smith
DrumsDave McMurray
GuitarWayne Gerard
Fender RhodesGeorge Duke
WurlitzerGeorge Duke
KeyboardsDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray


8 Like We Used To

BassAl Turner
DrumsRon Otis
GuitarWayne Gerard
KeyboardsDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray
PercussionMarlon Curry


9 Steppin’ Out (On Faith)

DrumsDave McMurray
GuitarWayne Gerard
KeyboardsDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray
VocalsHerschel Boone


10 The Jazz Life

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsDave McMurray
KeyboardsDave McMurray
LyriconDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray


11 Someday

BassDarrell Smith
DrumsRon Otis
KeyboardsDave McMurray
Fender RhodesCharles Scales
KeyboardsCharles Scales
SaxDave McMurray
PercussionDave McMurray


12 Funki Dashiki

BassDarrell Smith
DrumsDave McMurray
GuitarAdell Shavers
KeyboardsDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray
TrumpetRayse Biggs


13 Nu Life Stories

BassAl Turner
DrumsDave McMurray
GuitarWayne Gerard
KeyboardsDave McMurray
PianoCharles Scales
SaxDave McMurray


14 Dave’s House

BassDarrell Smith
GuitarWayne Gerard
KeyboardsDave McMurray
FluteDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray


15 Killing Me Softly With His Song

BassDarrell Smith
DrumsRon Otis
Acoustic GuitarWayne Gerard
KeyboardsDave McMurray
FluteDave McMurray
SaxDave McMurray
Background VocalsHerschel Boone
VocalsBonnie Peele

Liner Notes

Producer – Dave McMurray
Producer (Executive) – Reynold da Silva
Mixed By – Carlos Gunn, Dave McMurray (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 8, 11, 15)
Mixed By – Greg Reily (Track 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14)

Art Direction, Design – Sean Mowle
Photography – Myrna Suarez

Mixed At Masterpiece Studio
Mixed At The Disc, Ltd
Recoreded At The Highlife Room
Recoreded At Masterpiece Studios
Recoreded At Hannibal Studios
Recoreded At Le Gonk Studios
Recoreded At WillRay Studios
Recoreded At Herschel’s Room
Recoreded At Studio K Tone