Mark Murphy

Born: March 14, 1932    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy is one of the world's greatest — and hippest — jazz vocalists performing today.

His coterie of fans includes tap dancer Gregory Hines, who spontaneously jumped up on stage at Mark's Las Vegas engagement in 1995 to join him for an impromptu duet. Legendary composer Alec Wilder said of Mark, 'I was quite literally amazed. Mark's musicianship, range, intonation, diction, inventiveness and incredible rhythmic sense are all of a piece and all marvelous.' Vocal greats Betty Carter, Peggy Lee, Cleo Laine and Shirley Horn all sing Murphy's praises as one of the best in he business and the legendary Ella Fitzgerald declared 'he is my equal.'...
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As a Leader/Co-Leader

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As a Leader/Co-Leader


Mark Murphy: Meet Mark Murphy
NYC, June 26°, August 9¹ & 13², 1956.
Tracks: Give It Back To The Indians°; You Mustn't Kick It Around°; Fascinating Rhythm°; Limehouse Blues°; I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry¹; A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square¹; If I Could Be With You¹; Exactly Like You².
Personnel: Ralph Burns: piano, arranger; Don Lamond: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals; others unknown. Note: All titles reissued on Crazy Rhythm: His Debut Recordings


Mark Murphy: Let Yourself Go
NYC, April 23°, May 3¹ & 22² & August 15³, 1957.
Tracks: I Got Rhythm°; Takin' A Chance On Love°; 'Tain't No Si°; Ridin' High¹; Crazy Rhythm¹; Elmer's Tune¹; The Lady In Red¹; Little Jazz Bird²; Robbins Nest²; Pick Yourself Up²; Lullaby In Rhythm²; Let Yourself Go³.
Personnel: Ralph Burns: piano, arranger; Don Lamond: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals; others unknown.
Note: All titles reissued on Crazy Rhythm: His Debut Recordings


Mark Murphy: This Could Be The Start Of Something
Tracks: This Could Be The Start Of Something; Day In, Day Out; The Lady Is A Tramp; Mighty Like A Rose; Falling In Love With Love; Just In Time; Blacksmith Blues*; That Old Black Magic*; Cheek to Cheek*; Jersey Bounce*; Sweet Georgia Brown*; Lucky in Love*; Hit the Road to Dreamland*.
Personnel: Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli: trumpet; Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca: tenor sax; Jimmy Rowles: piano; others.
Note: Track listing of Side 2 of LP unknown, tracks marked with * are candidates, since were issued on Best of Mark Murphy - The Capitol Years and are not on the two remaining Capitol albums.


Mark Murphy’s Hip Parade
Tracks: Firefly; Lonesome Town; Kansas City; Come To Me; Catch a Falling Star; All The Way; (You've Got) Personality; Witchcraft; Venus; It's Not For Me To Say; Send For Me; I Only Have Eyes For You.
Personnel: Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Lee Katzman: trumpet; Bill Holman: tenor sax, baritone sax, arranger; Jimmy Rowles: piano; Bob Gibbons: guitar; Joe Mondragon: bass; Stan Levey, Mel Lewis: drums; Larry Bunker: percussion, vibraphone; Mark Murphy: vocals.
Note: Reissued together with Playing The Field on DRG.
Personnel taken from this two-fer, not clear which musician plays on either of the two albums.


Mark Murphy: Playing The Field
Tracks: Put the Blame On Mame; Swinging On A Star; My Gal's Come Back; Playing The Field; Heart And Soul; Love Is A Many Splendored Thing; Honeysuckle Rose; Isn't It About Time; Wishing (Will Make It So); As Long As I Live; I Didn't Know About You; But Not For Me.
Personnel: Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Lee Katzman: trumpet; Bill Holman: tenor sax, baritone sax, arranger; Jimmy Rowles: piano; Bob Gibbons: guitar; Joe Mondragon: bass; Stan Levey, Mel Lewis: drums; Larry Bunker: percussion, vibraphone; Mark Murphy: vocals.
Note: Reissued together with Mark Murphy's Hip Parade on DRG.
Personnel taken from this two-fer, not clear which musician plays on either of the two albums.


Mark Murphy: Rah
Riverside / OJC
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, September & October, 1961.
Tracks: Angel Eyes; On Green Dolphin Street; Stoppin' The Clock; Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most; No Tears For Me; Out Of This World; Milestones; My Favorite Things; Doodlin'; Li'l Darlin'; Twisted.
Personnel: Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, Joe Wilder, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal: trumpets; Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Melba Liston: trombones; Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans: piano; Barry Galbraith, Sam Herman: guitar; George Duvivier, Art Davis: bass; Jimmy Cobb: drums; mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: That’s How I Love The Blues
NYC, October-December, 1962.
Tracks: Going to Chicago Blues; Señor Blues; That's How I Love the Blues; Jelly Jelly Blues; (I'm Left With The) Blues in My Heart; Fiesta in Blue; Rusty Dusty Blues; Blues in the Night; The Meaning of the Blues; Everybody's Crazy 'Bout the Doggone Blues; Blues, You're the Mother of Sin; Wee Baby Blues.
Personnel: Clark Terry, Snooky Young, Nick Travis: trumpet; Roger Kellaway: piano; Dick Hyman, Bernie Leighton: organ; Jim Hall: guitar; Ben Tucker: bass; Dave Bailey: drums; Willie Rodriguez: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Mark Time!
April 9 & 10, 1964.
Tracks: Ballyhoo; She Loves You; My Foolish Heart; Iceberg; Happy Days Are Here Again; I Left My Heart In San Francisco; Hard Hearted Hannah; Stablemates; I'll Be Around; From Time To Time; Come Rain Or Come Shine; The Best Is Yet To Come.
Personnel: Tubby Hayes: tenor sax; John Dankworth: alto sax; Les Reed: piano; Mark Murphy: vocals.
Note: Issued as A Swingin’, Singin’ Affair in the U.S.


Mark Murphy: Who Can I Turn To?
England, Mid 1965.
Tracks: Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me); I Wanna Be Around; That's What Makes A Girl; Cotton Fields; Wonderful Day Like Today; You'd Better Love Me; There Is A Time (Le Temps); My Kind Of Girl; This Train; Star Sounds; In Love For The Very First Time; Talk To Me Baby.
Personnel: Kenny Baker: trumpet; Tony Coe: tenor sax; Alan Branscombe: piano; Kenny Napper: bass; Mark Murphy: vocals; others unknown.


Mark Murphy: Midnight Mood
Lindström Studios, Cologne, December 18, 1967.
Tracks: Jump For Joy; I Don't Want Nothin'; Why And How?; Alone Together; You Fascinate Me So; Hopeless; Sconsolato; My Ship; Just Give Me Time; I Get Along Without You Very Well.
Personnel: Jimmy Deuchar: trumpet; Ake Persson: trombone; Derek Humble: alto sax; Ronnie Scott: tenor sax; Sahib Shihab: baritone sax, flute; Francy Boland: piano; Jimmy Woode: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: This Must Be Earth
Londom, England, 1969.
Tracks: This Must Be Earth; Cinnamon And Clove; Scarborough Fair; Make Me Rainbows; Misty Roses; Sittin’ On The Dock On The Bay; What A Wonderful World; Both Sides Now; A Girl I Used To Know; Salt Sea; LetTthe Rest Of The World Go By.
Personnel: Mark Murphy: vocals; orchestra; Ken Moule: arranger.


Mark Murphy: Bridging A Gap
NYC, November 20 & 21, 1972.
Tracks: Come and Get Me; Sausalito; She's Gone; Steamroller; We Could Be Flying; Sunday in New York; Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You; No More; As Time Goes By; I'm Glad There Is You.
Personnel: Randy Brecker: trumpet; Michael Brecker: tenor sax; Pat Rebillot: piano; Sam Brown: guitar; Ron Carter: bass; James Madison: drums, percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Mark II
Tracks: Barangrill*; Chicken Road*; Looking For Another Pure Love*; They*; Triad*;...
Personnel: Ken Asher: piano, organ; Sam Brown, John Tropea: guitar; Michael Moore: bass; James Madison: drums; Susan Evans: percussion; Mar Murphy: vocals.
NoteTrack listing unknown. Tracks above are candidates since they were reissued on '32 Jazz' compilations and don't appear on any other of Mark Murphy's albums for Muse


Mark Murphy / Louis Van Dyke: North Sea Jazz Sessions, Vol. 5
Jazz World
VARA Studios, Hilversum, February 1974.
Titles: Bridges; I Remember Clifford; Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown); Stolen Moments; Summertime; Con Alma; The Great City; As Long As I Live; Happy Samba; He Ain't Heavy; Love Stick; The Lady Is a Tramp; 'S Wonderful; The Windmills of Your Mind.
Personnel: Louis Van Dyke: piano; Jacques Schols: bass; John Engels: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy Sings
Basement Studio, NYC, June 17-19, 1975.
Tracks: On The Red Clay; Naima; Body And Soul; Young And Foolish; Empty Faces; Maiden Voyage; How Are You Dreaming; Cantaloupe Island.
Personnel: Randy Brecker: trumpet; David Sanborn: alto sax; Michael Brecker: tenor sax; Don Grolnick: organ, piano, keyboards; Joe Puma: guitar; Harvie Swartz: bass; James Madison: drums; Sue Evans: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy Sings Dorothy Fields And Cy Coleman
Tracks: Don't Blame Me; Witchcraft; A Fine Romance; April Fooled Me; Seesaw; I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life; When In Rome; When Yesterday I Loved You; Where Am I Going?; Walking Sad; Exactly Like You; Alone Too Long; On Second Thought; I Walk A Little Faster; Rules Of The Road; That's My Style; I'm In The Mood For Love; The Best Is Yet To Come; Real Live Girl; Remind Me; I Love My Wife; Sometime When You're Lonely; Doodlin'; I'm Way Ahead; Lovely To Look At.
Personnel: Loonis McGlohon: piano; Terry Lassiter: bass; Jim Lackey: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Stolen Moments
June 1, 1978.
Tracks: Stolen Moments; Farmer's Market; Waters of March (Aguas de Março); Don't Be Blue; Like a Lover (O Cantador); Again; D.C. Farewell; We'll Be Together Again; Sly.
Personnel: Warren Gale: trumpet; Mark Levine: trombone; Richie Cole: alto sax; Smith Dobson: piano; Vince Lateano: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Satisfaction Guaranteed
November 21, 1979.
Tracks: Satisfaction Guaranteed; Eleanor Rigby; Don't Go To Strangers / Don't Misunderstand; Bijou; All The Things You Are; Welcome Home; Waltz For Debby; I Return To Music.
Personnel: Tom Harrell: trumpet; Slide Hampton: trombone; Richie Cole: alto sax; Ronnie Cuber: baritone sax; Mike Renzi: piano; Gene Bertoncini: guitar; Mark Egan: bass; Jimmy Madison: drums; Ray Mantilla: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Bop For Kerouac
Sage & Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 12, 1981.
Tracks: Be-Bop Lives (Boplicity); Goodbye Porkpie Hat; Parker's Moods; You Better Go Now; You've Proven Your Point (Bongo Beep); The Bad And The Beautiful; Down St. Thomas Way; Ballad Of The Sad Young Men.
Personnel: Richie Cole: alto sax, tenor sax; Bill Mays: keyboards; Bruce Forman: guitar; Bob Magnusson, Luther Hughes: bass; Roy McCurdy, Jeff Hamilton: drums; Michael Spiro: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


The Artistry Of Mark Murphy
April 2 & 3, 1982.
Tracks: The Odd Child; I Don't Want To Cry Anymore; Moody's Mood; Trilogy For Kids: Babe's Blues / Little Niles / Dat Dere; I Remember Clifford; Autumn Nocturne; Close Enough For Love; Long Ago And Far Away.
Personnel: Tom Harrell: trumpet, flügelhorn; Gerry Niewood: tenor sax; Benny Aronov: piano, keyboards; Gene Bertoncini: guitar, Mark Egan, George Mraz: bass; James Madison: drums; Sue Evans: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Brazil Song (Canções do Brazil)
San Francisco, CA, March 21 & 22, August 2 & 4, 1983.
Tracks: Desafinado; Two Kites; The Island; Bolero De Satã; She; Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce); Nothing Will Be As It Was Tomorrow (Nada Sera Como Antes); Outubro (October); Bridges.
Personnel: Michael Austin-Boe: piano; Jay Wagner: synthesizer; Claudio Amaral: guitar; Rubens Moura: drums; Chalo Eduardo: Michael Spiro: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.

Mark Murphy Sings Nat’s Choice: The Complete Nat King Cole Songbook, Volumes 1 & 2
Western Sound Studios, Kalamazoo, Michigan, October 8-10. 1983; Sage & Sound Studio, Hollywood, CA, November 1, 1983.
Tracks: Nature Boy / Calypso Blues; Love Letters / Serenata; Oh You Crazy Moon; 'Tis Autumn; I Keep Goin' Back To Joe's; Tangerine; Lush Life; Never Let Me Go; These Foolish Things; Portrait Of Jennie / Ruby; For All We Know; Maybe You'll Be There; Blue Gardenia; Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping; More Than You Know; Look Out For Love; End Of A Love Affair.
Personnel: Gary Schunk: keyboards; Joe Lo Duca: guitar; Bob Magnusson: bass; Mark Murphy: vocals.
Note: "Until The Real Thing Comes Along / Baby, Baby All The Time" and "Walking My Baby Back Home / Breezin' Along With The Breeze" also recorded on the session but not included on the 'double' issue.


Mark Murphy: Living Room
Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., December 20-21, 1984.
Tracks: Living Room; Our Love Rolls On; L.A. Song Cycle: L.A. / L.A. Breakdown / The Way It Was In L.A.; There'll Be Some Changes Made; Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens; Misty / Midnight Sun; Charleston Alley; Full Moon; Maxine.
Personnel: Ted Curson: trumpet, flügelhorn; Gerry Niewood: tenor sax, flute; david Braham: keyboards; Harry Leahy: guitar; Jimmy Lewis: bass; Ed Caccavale: drums; Grady Tate: drums, vocals; Larry Killian: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Beauty And The Beast
Classic Sound Studio, NYC, September 10 & 11, 1985.
Tracks: Beauty And The Beast; I Can't Get Started; Doxy; Memphis Blues; Effendi; The Lady Who Sang The Blues; Along Came Betty; Vocalise; Spring Friend.
Personnel: Brian Lynch: trumpet, flügelhorn; Bill Mays: keyboards; Lou Lausche: violin; Steve LaSpina; Michael Formanek: bass; Joey Baron: drums.


Mark Murphy: Night Mood
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, June-August 1986.
Tracks: Nightmood (Lembra); Madalena; Ticket (Bilhete); Dinorah Dinorah; Before We Lost Tomorrow (Antes Que Seja Tardes); Sails (Velas Icadas); Love Dance (Lembranca); Maos De Afeto; Believe What I Say (Daquilo Que Eu Sei).
Personnel: Claudio Roditi: flügelhorn, trumpet; Frank Morgan: alto sax; Jose Roberto Bertrami: piano, keyboards, synthesizer; Alex Malheiros: bass, percussion, bass; Ivan Conti: drums, percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.

Mark Murphy: Kerouac—Then And Now
Englewood, N.J., November, 1986.
Tracks: Blood Count; Eddie Jefferson / Take The 'A' Train; Ask Me Now; San Francisco; Lazy Afternoon; If You Could See Me Now; November In The Snow; Lord Buckley; The Night We Called It A Day / There's No You.
Personnel: Bill Mays: piano, synthesizer; John Goldsby, Steve LaSpina: bass; Adam Nussbaum: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: September Ballads
September 15 - 17 & November 22, 1987.
Tracks: September Fifteenth; When She Is Mine; When This Love Affair Is Over; Night Life; Sack Full Of Dreams; Crystal Silence; I Never Went Away; Sausalito; Para Nada; Spring Is Where You Are.
Personnel: Art Farmer: flügelhorn, Donald Bailey: harmonica; Larry Dunlap: piano, vocals; Bob Mocarsky: synthesizer; Oscar Castro-Neves, Larry Coryell: guitar; David Belove, Scott Steed, Jeff Carney: bass; Vince Lateano: drums; John Santos: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Bop For Miles
High Note
Vienna, Austria, May 10, 1990; M & I Studio, July 30, 1999*.
Tracks: All Blues; Summertime; Autumn Leaves; Bye Bye Blackbird; On Green Dolphin Street; My Ship; Farmer's Market; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; Parker's Mood; Milestones; Miles*.
Personnel: Allan Praskin: sax; Peter Mihelich: piano; Achim Tang: bass; Vito Lesczak: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.

Mark Murphy: What A Way To Go
Sound On Sound Recording, NYC, September 1990.
Tracks: What A Way To Go; Ceora Lives; I Fall In Love Too Easily; Saxophone Joe; All My Tomorrows; Jamaica; I Never Noticed Until Now; Clown In My Window; Ding Walls.
Personnel: Danny Wilensky: tenor sax; Pat Rebillot: piano; Jon Cobert, Larry Fallon: synthesizer; David Spinozza: guitar; Francisco Centeno: bass; Chris Parker, Allan Schwartzberg: drums; Sammy Figueroa, John Kaye: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Sheila Jordan and Mark Murphy: One For Junior
Sear Sound Studios, NYC, September 24, 1991.
Tracks: Where You At?; Round About/It All Goes Round; One For Junior; Trust In Me; The Bird Tribute: Quasimodo/Embraceable You; Aria 18; Eastern Ballad; The Best Thing For You; Don't Like Goodbyes/Difficult To Say Goodbye.
Personnel: Kenny Barron: piano; Bill Mays: synthesizer, piano; Harvie Swartz: bass; Ben Riley; drums; Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy: vocals.

Mark Murphy: I'll Close My Eyes
NYC, December 16 & 17, 1991.
Tracks: I'll Close My Eyes; If; Happyin'; Miss You Mr. Mercer; Small World; There Is No Reason Why; Time On My Hands; Ugly Woman; Not Like This.
Personnel: Claudio Roditi: trumpet; Pat Rebillot: piano; Cliff Carter: keyboards; John Basile: guitar; David Finck: bass; Peter Grant: drums; Sammy Figueroa: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy And Nine: Very Early
West & East Music/BMG
Tracks: The Song Is You; Early Autumn; A Sleepin' Bee; Without Form; I'm All Smiles; Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love; Love Came On Stealthy Fingers; I Cover The Waterfront; Very Early; Everything Happens To Me; Hello Young Lovers.
Personnel: Oliver Groenewald: trumpet, flugelhorn; Andreas Pesendorfer: trumpet; Michael Bergbaur: trombone; Marko Lackner: alto sax, soprano sax; Klemens Pliem: tenor sax, flute; Thomas Rottleuthner: baritone sax; Emil Spanyi: piano; Thorsten Zimmermann: bass; Franz Trattner: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.

1969, 1972, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1991, 1993

Mark Murphy & the Metropole Orchestra: The Dream
Jive Music
January 14, 1969°; February 9, 1972¹; February 13, 1974²; December 12, 1974³; February 2, 1982*; October 19, 1983'; November 12, 1991"; May 20, 1993^.
Tracks: The Dream^; Since I Fell For You'; So Many Stars¹; Laura", This Is New"; Sometimes When You're Lonely"; Gone^; Estate^, Down Here On The Ground'; Hopeless°; (I'll Build A) Stairway To Paradise*; I See Your Face Before Me"; All In Love Is Fair³; We Can Try Love Again^; When The World Was Young².
Personnel: Mark Murphy: vocals; Metropole Orchestra; Jerry van Rooijen, Peter Herbolzheimer, Rob Pronk: arranger.


Mark Murphy: Song For The Geese
RCA Victor
Triad Studios, Redmond, 1997?
Tracks: You Go To My Head; Sugar; Baltimore Oriole; Do It Again;(Baby) It's Just Talk; You're Blasé; Song For The Geese (Tema para los gansos); Everybody Loves Me; Lament; I Remember; We Two (Nos Dois); I Wish You Love (Que reste-t-il de nos amours).
Personnel: Marc Seales: piano; Doug Miller: bass; John Bishop: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals; Roger Treece, Sandra Anderson, Lincoln Briney (Full Voice): vocal choir.


Mark Murphy / Benny Green: Dim The Lights
Millennium Recordings Limited
Tracks: Your Red Wagon; Rules Of The Road; Street Of Dreams; Trilogy: Beautiful Love / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Softly As In A Morning Sunrise; A Quiet Place; Dim The Lights; See You Later; Two Lonely People; It Amazes Me; North Sea Night; Time All Gone; I Never Know When To Say When / I'm In Love Again; Ravel Concerto / How Insensitive / Corcovado; The Man On The Other Side Of The Street.
Personnel: Benny Green: piano; Mark Murphy: vocals.

Mark Murphy: Some Time Ago
High Note
M&I Recording Studios, NYC, December 27 & 28, 1999.
Tracks: You're My Alter Ego; The Peacocks; There's No More Blue Time; That Old Black Magic; Bohemia After Dark; With Every Breath I Take; Life's Mosaic; Some Time Ago; Why Was I Born / I'm A Fool To Want You.
Personnel: Dave Ballou: trumpet; Allan Mezquida: alto sax; Lee Musiker: piano; Steve LaSpina, Sean Smith: bass; Winard Harper: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: The Latin Porter
Go Jazz
Dakota Bar and Grill, St. Paul, MN, January 19 & 20, 2000.
Tracks: I Get A Kick Out Of You; In The Still Of The Night; Dream Dancing; Get Out Of Town; Looking At You; I've Got You Under My Skin; All Of You; Everything I Love; Experimental.
Personnel: Tom Harrell: trumpet; Al Bent: trombone; Peter Schimke: piano; Mark Van Wageningen: bass; Daniel Gonzalez: drums; Esther Godinez: percussion, vocals; Mark Murphy: vocals.

Mark Murphy: Links
High Note
M&I Recording Studios, NYC, December 27 & 28, 2000.
Tracks: In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee; The Lady's In Love With You; Don't Ask Why; Wheelers & Dealers; Taming Of A Rose; Breathing; A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing; Ode To The Road; Daydream / In A Sentimental Mood; I'm Thru With Love.
Personnel: Dave Ballou: trumpet; Allen Mezquida: alto sax; Lee Musiker, Cidinho Teixeira: piano; Steve LaSpina, Sean Smith, Sergio Brandao: bass; Winard Harper, Tim Horner, Paulo Braga: drums; Memo Acevado: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Lucky To Be Me
High Note
M & I Recording Studios, NYC, December 26 & 27, 2001.
Tracks: Lonely Town; Lucky To Be Me; Some Other Time; Dearly Beloved; Then I'll Be Tired Of You; Photograph; Serenade In Blue; Just As Though You Were Here; I Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart; Blues For Frances Faye; I Wonder What Became Of Me / If Love Were All.
Personnel: Scott Wendholt: trumpet, flügelhorn; Bobby Porcelli: alto sax, flute; Lee Musiker: piano; Jay Leonhart, David Finck: bass; Tim Horner: drums; Memo Acevedo: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy
Once To Every Heart
Berlin, Germany, 2002.
Tracks: I'm Through With Love; When I Fall In Love / My One And Only Love; Skylark / You Don't Know What Love Is; Our Game; I Know You From Somewhere; Bein' Green; Once To Every Heart; It Never Entered My Mind; Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me; Love Is Here To Stay; Detour Ahead.
Personnel: Till Brönner: trumpet, flügelhorn; Frank Chastenier: piano; Christian Von Kaphengst: bass; Mark Murphy: vocals, piano.


Mark Murphy: Memories Of You - Remembering Joe Williams
High Note
The Studio, NYC, February 4, 2003.
Tracks: The Comeback; In The Evenin'; Everyday; Memories Of You; Just Squeeze Me; If I Were A Bell; Close Enough To Love; Love You Madly; I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good); Sposin'; A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry.
Personnel: Bill Easley: soprano sax, tenor sax; Norman Simmons: piano; Paul Bollenback: guitar; Darryl Hall: bass; Grady Tate: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mark Murphy: Love Is What Stays
Berlin, Germany, 2006.
Tracks: Stolen Moments; Angel Eyes; My Foolish Heart; So Doggone Lonesome; What If; The Interview; Once Upon A Summertime; Love Is What Stays; Too Late Now; Blue Cell Phone; Did I Ever Really Live.
Personnel: Till Brönner: trumpet, flügelhorn; Johan Leijonhufvud, Lee Konitz: alto sax; Peter Weniger: tenor sax; Gregoire Peters: flute, bass clarinet; Frank Chastenier: piano; Kai Brückner: guitar; Christian Von Kaphengst: bass; Sebastian Merk: drums; Mark Murphy: vocal, piano.

As a Side Musician


An American In Hamburg
Herb Geller
Tracks: Sudden Senility; The Power Of A Smile; Space À La Mode.
Personnel: Palle Mikkelborg: trumpet; Herb Geller: alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, soprano flute, alto flute, bass flute; Rob Franken: keyboards, synthesizer; Wolfgang Schlüter: vibraphone, percussion; Gottfried Böttger: synthesizer, organ, clarinet; Philip Catherine: guitar; Hans-Lucas Lindholm: bass; Alex Riel :drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.
Note: Also issued as Rhyme And Reason (Atlantic)


Jeff Hamilton
Tracks: Split Season Blues.
Personnel: Lanny Morgan: alto sax; Bob Cooper: tenor sax; Biff Hannon: piano; John Clayton: bass; Jeff Hamilton: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Out Of Nowhere
Bobbe Norris
Four Directions
Tracks: Invitation.
Personnel: Frank Tusa: bass; Bobbe Norris, Mark Murphy: vocals.


Chez Wahlberg
Blossom Dearie
Tracks: Love Dance; Just Being Here.
Personnel: Blossom Dearie: piano, vocals; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Mad About Madeline
Madeline Eastman
Mad Kat
January 1991.
Tracks: You're The Dangerous Type.
Personnel: Phil Woods: alto sax; Cedar Walton, Paul Potyen: piano; Tony Dumas: bass; Vince Lateano: drums; Michael Spiro: percussion; Madeline Eastman, Mark Murphy: vocals.


Facin' Our Time
The Baker Boys
Malmö, January 29 & February 6, 1995.
Tracks: Angel Eyes; Bye Bye Blackbird.
Personnel: Tomas Franck: tenor sax; Jan Lundgren: piano; Hans Andersson: bass; Lars "Baker" Andersson: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.


Blue Eyed Soul
Till Brönner
Tracks: Dim The Lights.
Personnel: Till Brönner: trumpet, flügelhorn; Samon Kawamura: turntables, percussion, drum edits, programming; Henry Hey: keyboards, organ, piano; David Friedman: vibes; Martin Scales: guitar; Roberto Di Gioia: keyboards, bass; Tim Lefebvre: bass; Zach Danziger: drums; Rolo Rodriguez: percussion; Pino Brönner: cymbals; Mark Murphy: vocals.


A World Still Turning
Ian Shaw
Avatar Studios, NYC, June 2003.
Tracks: Soon As The Weather Breaks.
Personnel: Ian Shaw: piano, vocals; Peter Washington: bass; Mark Fletcher: drums; Mark Murphy: vocals.

The Magic Of A Flute
George Gruntz/Peter O. Chotjewitz
Musiques Suisses
August 8, 2003.
Tracks: Prelude; Oh Gee! Oh, My! Look; Rags! Song of the Junk Man; Aria of the Photo Book; Sweet Jeannine; Thou Shalt Love; Oh, Please/Rape Aria; You Are What You Are; Rumores at Captain's; All Hail to Pep; Aria for George Gruntz; Somewhere Down the Line; Seduction Aria; All Hail to Pep; So If Love...; The Woman He Choose; Himmer...Himalaya; Humanity and Love; Postludium; I Have Walked Alone; Appreciation; I Have Walked by Memories; My Father Tried to Buy...; So If Love...; I Could Give Up...; Finale: Children of the Earth.
Personnel: Claus Stötter, Reiner Winterschladen, Ingolf Burkhardt: trumpet, flügelhorn; Joe Gallardo, Dan Gottshall: trombone; Ingo Lahme: trombone, tuba; Peter Bolte: flute, alto sax, soprano sax; Fiete Felsch: flute, piccolo, alto sax; soprano sax; Lutz Büchner: clarinet, flute, soprano sax, tenor sax; Christof Lauer: flute, soprano sax, tenor sax; Frank Delle: flute, bass clarinet; baritone sax, tenor sax; Vladislav Sendecki: synthesizer, piano; Lucas Lindholm: bass; Danny Gottlieb: drums; Marcio Doctor: percussion; Renée Manning, Kitty Margolis, Mark Murphy, Lau Newton, Ian Shaw: vocals.


Chasin' the Jazz Gone By
Five Corners Quintet
Ricky Tick / Milan
Tracks: This Could Be The Start Of Something; Before We Say Goodbye; Jamming (With Mr. Hoagland).
Personnel: Jukka Eskola: trumpet, flügelhorn; Eero Koivistoinen: tenor sax; Timo Lassy: flute, baritone sax, tenor sax; Kim Rantala: organ, piano; Severi Pyysalo: vibraphone; Tapani Nevalainen: bass; Pekka Jaclin, Teppo Mäkynen: drums, percussion; Abdissa "Mamba" Assefa: percussion; Mark Murphy: vocals.

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