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Sunny Murray w/ Sabir Mateen - We Are Not At The Opera Album

Sunny Murray w/ Sabir Mateen - We Are Not At The Opera Album
We Are Not At The Opera
Sunny Murray w/ Sabir Mateen
Free Jazz
MP3 album size:
2865 mb
FLAC album size:
1455 mb
Eremite Records


1Clandestine, Giant18:06
2Rejoicing New Dreams18:46
3Too Many Drummers, Not Enough Time12:02
4Musically Correct18:04


  • Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, FluteSabir Mateen
  • Design [CD Design]Eremite, Philip Price
  • DrumsSunny Murray
  • Liner Notes, Photography ByScott Cashman
  • ProducerMichael Ehlers
  • Recorded By, Mastered ByJim Hemingway


Recorded live to digital stereo at the Amherst Unitarian Meetinghouse, Amherst, MA., 27 June 1998.


  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): MUSIC MANUFACTURING SERVICES DISQUE AMERIC 1J7C1<0067>MTE014
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L481
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8113
  • Rights Society: SACEM


  • Manufactured By – Music Manufacturing Services
  • Pressed By – Disque Americ
  • Recorded At – UUSA Meetinghouse


Look out. When you look at the cover you. The title of the album is funny they aren't even in the same country that opera comes from - even though Murray lives near there. So what have you got Drums, drums, drums, and more drums. When Murray plays you can feel, as Annette Peacock put it in an interview, that there are at least 12 children inhabiting one adult body. He is everywhere creating, each time he plays, notions of polyrhythm and textural tonality that haven't existed before the moment he rolled them off his sticks onto the kit. Sunny Murray w Sabir Mateen: We Are Not At The Opera Eremite, 1998. Hamid Drake & Sabir Mateen: Brothers Together Eremite, 2000. Sabir Mateen, Ben Karetnick: Sun Xing JMZ, 2001. Secrets of When Bleu Regard, 2001. Frode Gjerstad, Sabir Mateen: Good Question FMR, 2005. Sabir Mateen - Daniel Carter - Andrew Barker - Not On Earth. In Your Soul Qbico, 2005. Sunny Murray. Plant Life. Jimmy Lyons & Sunny Murray, Trio: Jump Up feat. John Lindberg. More ways to shop: Visit an Apple Store, call 1-800-MY-APPLE, or find a reseller. Choose your country or region. Drums Sunny Murray Saxophone , Flute Sabir Mateen. About this release. Eremite Records MTE014 US. Recorded live to digital stereo at the Amherst Unitarian Meetinghouse, Amherst, MA. 27 June 1998. Thanks to snobb for the addition. Buy SUNNY MURRAY - WE ARE NOT AT THE OPERA WITH SABIR MATEEN music. Additional Personnel, Information. Sunny Murray, drums Sabir Mateen, alto & tenor saxophones, flute. Recording Eremite Records We Are Not At The Opera Sunny Murray. We Are Not At The Opera by AAJ Staff. About Sunny Murray. Articles Tour Music Photos Related Search SHOP. Help improve the We Are Not At The Opera page. All About Jazz musician pages are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested Tell us why you would like to improve the We Are Not At The Opera musician page. Only Sunny Murray can do this. Sabir Mateen obviously knows how to play with such a master. He plays lightly over top with his flute and digs in to play through with his saxophones. Everything he plays has a spiritual feel to it. He is completely in control and absorbed in his playing. He too, is a master of his craft and is equally responsible for the excellence of this music. I've played this disc many times and always enjoy it enormously. It's delicate in some respects and shows that two master musicians of the avant garde school can play as softly and as gently as they choose whi. These four duets with Sabir Mateen, a strong multi-instrumentalist and a rapidly growing presence in the catalogs of such hard-core free jazz labels as Eremite and Aum Fidelity, provide a full airing of the many facets of Murrays drumming. Recorded at a 98 concert, We Are Not at the Opera accurately documents the surge-like quality of Murrays drumming, which occasionally threatens to swamp Mateen. Luckily, the engineer kept the signal hot and the sound natural, keeping the original concert experience intact as much as possible. Listen to music from Sunny Murray & Sabir Mateen like Rejoicing New Dreams, Musically Correct & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Sunny Murray & Sabir Mateen. Drummer Sunny Murray died on 7 December 2017 in Paris. He was 81 years old and had lived in the city since the mid-1990s. Obituary by Phil Freeman. In the 1990s and 2000s, he played in duos with saxophonists Charles Gayle, Sabir Mateen and Arthur Doyle the albums Illuminators, We Are Not At The Opera, and Dawn Of A New Vibration, are all worth seeking out, and made an album with the Philadelphia-based Sonic Liberation Front, a group that blends free jazz with Afro-Cuban and