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Greg Murphy

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: December 1, 1959    

An experienced improviser, composer, arranger and teacher, Greg Murphy has led, directed and performed with various groups throughout the world for the past three decades. Maxwell Chandler of JazzPolice.com writes in a 2009 review of Rashied Ali Quintet’s Live in Europe: “Throughout the album Greg Murphy’s piano possesses a cerebral element which allows for shimmering smoke and discordant percussive runs while never becoming overly fragile or sounding as if merely hitting the keys hard and fast.” In a 2007 review of Greg’s CD, Orientation, Charles Winokoor of Cadence Magazine writes “…throw a tongue-twisting, rapid-fire chart at this son of a gun and watch out-he can burn with the best of them. And did I mention his band is the embodiment of liquid flame? Well they are, and so is Murphy, which is why one should keep posted.” ...
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Featured recording “Orientation”

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Orientation

(2006)
GREG MURPHY Orientation (Murphasaurus) (5 Stars) Excellent!

My introduction to Greg Murphy was seeing him as part of Rashied Ali's Quintet at Sweet Rhythm in NYC. I mean, this guy just totally knocked me out. So much so that I searched to see if he had any recordings under his own name. Well....leave it to CD Baby! I ordered it and since its arrival it's been in very heavy rotation on my CD player. And I don't see it leaving heavy rotation for a very long time. This guy's got it all — chops, taste, great tunes and an excellent group to surround himself with. You just cannot go wrong with Greg Murphy's, “Orientation”. - Mike Thompson

GREG MURPHY, ORIENTATION, MURPHASAURUS 003. Triple Dipple / Orientation / Trane’s Mode / I Thought About You / Keeping It Simple / Puffin Land / Alternate Voices / What’s New / Cedar Salad / A Strain From Wayne...

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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationUnion City, NJ

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundOver 20 years experience teaching and performing worldwide with renowned musicians Learn improvisation, chord voicing, harmony, arranging, writing and transcribing - Systematic and comprehensive

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