Mark Murphy

Born 4 March 1932.

US jazz singer

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Mark Murphy - The Jazz House pocket legend

The American jazz singer most noted for his definitive and unique vocal improvisations.

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Mark Murphy (born March 14, 1932) is an American jazz singer based in New York. He is most noted for his definitive and unique vocalese and vocal improvisations with both melody and lyrics. He is the recipient of the 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2001 Down Beat magazine readers jazz poll for Best Male Vocalist of the Year and is also the recipient of six Grammy award nominations for Best Vocal Jazz Performance. He is also famous for his original lyrics to the jazz classics "Stolen Moments" and "Red Clay". From his Meet Mark Murphy (1956) to the current A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn (2013), Murphy continues attracting audiences and admirers up to the present day.

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  1. Review of Love Is What Stays

    Love Is What Stays 2007

    Reviewed by Kathryn Shackleton
    A luscious listen on a lonely night, but keep the razor blades well out of reach...