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Greg Murphy

Chicago native Greg Murphy has been a major contributor to the New York City jazz scene since the 1980s and he’s probably best known for his twenty-two year association with John Coltrane’s multidirectional drummer, Rashied Ali.

Greg began his musical adventures in 1971 when he joined the Ray- Fisk Grammar School Band in Chicago. His classical studies began later that year with Lucia Santini at Roosevelt University. Between 1980 and 1984, he played with the jazz/funk band Lightning Flash Thunder Roar, The University of Illinois at Chicago Big Band, The Northern Illinois University Big Band, and other local Chicago bands.

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Summer Breeze Greg Murphy (Whaling City Sound) by Scott Yanow

Pianist Greg Murphy, a fixture on the New York jazz scene since 1987, is perhaps best known for his longterm association with late drummer Rashied Ali. He has picked up a wide variety of experience in his career thus far, including with the New Orleans Jazz Couriers, the Fusicians, Ornette Coleman, Carlos Santana, Archie Shepp, Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard and others in addition to his own trio. Summer Breeze contains more than its share of variety. Murphy’s trio with bassist Eric Wheeler and drummer Kush Abadey begins the program with an uptempo version of “Solar” that recalls Bill Evans a little

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Over 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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Discography

Blues for Miles

Blues for Miles

JazzIntensity
2014

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Orientation

Orientation

Murphasaurus
2006

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Let's Get Started

Let's Get Started

Murphasaurus
2004

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Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze

Whaling City Sound
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Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze

Greg Murphy
Summer Breeze

My Shining Hour

My Shining Hour

Greg Murphy
Blues for Miles

Orientation

Orientation

Greg Murphy
Orientation

Little Miss Tigerfish

Little Miss Tigerfish

Greg Murphy
Let's Get Started

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