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Speaking in Tongues (David Murray album)

Speaking in Tongues is an album by David Murray released on the Canadian Justin Time label. Recorded in 1997 and released in 1999 the album features performances by Murray with Fontella Bass, Leopoldo F. Fleming, Stanley Franks, Clarence 'Pookie' Jenkins, Ranzell Merritt, Jimane Nelson, and Hugh Ragin.[1]

Speaking in Tongues
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Studio album by
RecordedDecember 5, 1997
LabelJustin Time
ProducerDavid Murray
David Murray chronology
Speaking in Tongues
Long Goodbye: A Tribute to Don Pullen


The Allmusic review by Heather Phares awarded the album 3 stars stating "Speaking in Tongues features more intuitive, forward-thinking work from this challenging saxophonist and his band.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "How I Got Over" (Ward) – 5:39
  2. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (Traditional) – 9:33
  3. "Jimane's Creation" (Nelson) – 6:29
  4. "Missionary" (Murray) – 11:43
  5. "Don't Know What I Would Do" (Traditional) – 8:44
  6. "Amazing Grace" (Newton) – 5:53
  7. "Blessed Assurance" (Traditional) – 4:31
  8. "A Closer Walk With Thee" (Traditional) – 4:22
  • Recorded December 5, 1997



  1. ^ Justin Time calogue accessed November 26, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Phares, H. Allmusic Review accessed September 8, 2011