Mark Murphy (US jazz singer)

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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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Year Title Rating Releases
1961 RAH 1
1963 That's How I Love the Blues! 1
1994 What a Way to Go 1
2003 Memories of You: Remembering Joe Williams 1
2003 Timeless 1
2005 Once to Every Heart 1
2007 RAH 1
2007 Love Is What Stays 1
Another Vision 1
Bop for Kerouac 1
Kerouac, Then And Now 1
Midnight Mood 1
Some Time Ago 1
Song for the Geese 1
Stolen Moments 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1999 Mark Murphy Songbook Compilation 1

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