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Mark Murphy

Ian Shaw joins Alyn Shipton to consider the fifty year recording career of American singer Mark Murphy.

American singer Mark Murphy is one of the most versatile vocalists in jazz. A master of scat and vocalese, he is also a renowned interpreter of ballads and standards. British singer Ian Shaw joins Alyn Shipton to consider Murphy's finest records, from his early work such as 'That's How I Love The Blues' to his vocalese masterpiece 'Stolen Moments'.

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Sat 25 Sep 2010 16:00

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  • Mark Murphy

    Fascinating Rhythm

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Mark Murphy, v; with orchestra dir. by Ralph Burns. New York, June 1956.

    • Mark Murphy Crazy Rhythm: His Debut Recordings.
    • GRP.
    • 670.
  • Mark Murphy

    Milestones

    Composer: Davis Performers: Mark Murphy, voc; Ernie Wilkins, cond, arr; Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, tp; Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Melba Liston, tb; Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, p; Barry Galbraith, Sam Herman, g; George Duvivier, Art Davis, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. Plaza Sound Studios, New York, Sep / Nov 1961.

    • Rah!.
    • Original Jazz Classics /Riverside.
    • 41.
  • Mark Murphy

    Doodlin'

    Composer: Silver Performers: Mark Murphy, voc; Ernie Wilkins, cond, arr.; Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, tp; Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Melba Liston, tb; Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, p; Barry Galbraith, Sam Herman, g; George Duvivier, Art Davis, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. Plaza Sound Studios, New York, Sep / Nov 1961.

    • Rah!.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • 141.
  • Mark Murphy

    Blues You're The Mother of Sin

    Composer: Eckstine / Kuller Performers: Nick Travis, Snooky Young, Clark Terry, tp; Bernie Leighton, Dick Hyman, org; Roger Kellaway, p; Jim Hall, g; Ben Tucker, b; Dave Bailey, d. Willie Rodriguez, perc. Plaza Sound Studios, New York, 1962.

    • That’s How I Love The Blues.
    • Original Jazz Classics (Riverside).
    • 367.
  • Mark Murphy

    Just Give Me Time

    Composer: Boland / Murphy Performers: Mark Murphy, v; Jimmy Deuchar, tp; Åke Persson, tb; Derek Humble, as; Ronnie Scott, ts; Sahib Shihab, bs; Francy Boland, p, co-leader, arr; Jimmy Woode, b; Kenny Clarke, d, co-leader. Cologne, Germany, 18 Dec 1967.

    • Midnight Mood.
    • Universal (Germany).
    • 9872742.
  • Mark Murphy

    On the Red Clay

    Composer: Hubbard / Murphy Performers: Mark Murphy, voc; Randy Brecker, tp; Dave Sanborm, as; Mike Brecker, ts; Joe Puma, g; Don Grolnick, kbs; Harvie Swartz, b; Jimmy Madison, d; Sue Evans, perc; Dave Matthews, arr. Basement Studio, New York City, 17 – 19 June 1975.

    • Mark Murphy Sings.
    • Muse.
    • MCD 5078.
  • Mark Murphy

    Stolen Moments

    Composer: Nelson Performers: Mark Murphy, voc; Richie Cole, as; Warren Gale, tp; Mark Levine, tb; Smith Dobson, p; Jim Nichols, g; Chuck Metcalf, b; Vince Lateano, d; Jack Gobbetti, perc. 1 June 1978.

    • Timeless Mark Murphy.
    • Savoy Jazz.
    • SVY 17212.
  • Mark Murphy

    I Keep Going Back To Joe's

    Composer: Fisher / Segal Performers: Mark Murphy voc; Gary Schunk, p. Western Sound Studios, Kalamazoo, 8 – 10 Oct 1983.

    • Sings Nat’s Choice, Vols 1 & 2.
    • Muse.
    • MCD 6001.
  • Mark Murphy

    Night Life

    Composer: Walter Breeland Performers: Mark Murphy voc; Art Farmer, tp; Larry Dunlap, kb; Oscar Castro-Neueves, g; David Belove, Jeff Carney, b; Donald Bailey, d; John Santos, Vince Laetano, perc. 1987.

    • September Ballads.
    • Milestone.
    • 9154-2.
  • Mark Murphy

    Bohemia After Dark

    Composer: Pettiford / Murphy Performers: Mark Murphy, voc; Allan Mezquida, as; Dave Ballou, tp; Lee Musiker, p; Steve LaSpina, Sean Smith, b; Winard Harper, d. M&I Recording Studios, New York, 27/28 Dec 1999.

    • Some Time Ago.
    • High Note.
    • 757048.
  • Mark Murphy

    It Never Entered My Mind

    Composer: Rodgers / Hart Performers: Mark Murphy , v; Till Brönner, tp; Frank Chastenier, p. Berlin, 2005.

    • Once To Every Heart.
    • Verve.
    • 060249872410.
  • Mark Murphy

    The Interview

    Composer: Murphy Performers: Mark Murphy voc; Till Brönner, tp; Peter Weniger, ts; Frank Chastenier, p; Christian Von Kaphengst, b; Sebatsian Merk, d. New York, 2007.

    • Love Is What Stays.
    • Verve.
    • 10132699.

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  • Sat 25 Sep 2010 16:00

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