Mark Murphy (US jazz singer)

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Mark Howe Murphy (March 14, 1932 – October 22, 2015) was an American jazz singer based in New York. He was known for his use of vocalese and vocal improvisations with both melody and lyrics. He was the recipient of the 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2001 Down Beat magazine readers jazz poll for Best Male Vocalist of the Year and also the recipient of six Grammy award nominations for Best Vocal Jazz Performance. He wrote original lyrics to the jazz tunes "Stolen Moments" and "Red Clay".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 RAH Mark Murphy 2
1963 That's How I Love the Blues! Mark Murphy 1
1994 What a Way to Go Mark Murphy 1
2003 Memories of You: Remembering Joe Williams Mark Murphy 1
2003 Timeless Mark Murphy 1
2004 Bop for Miles Mark Murphy 1
2005 Once to Every Heart Mark Murphy 1
2005 Midnight Mood Mark Murphy 1
2007 Love Is What Stays Mark Murphy 2
2014 Shadows Mark Murphy feat. Karlheinz Miklin & Fritz Pauer 1
Another Vision Mark Murphy 1
Bop for Kerouac Mark Murphy 1
Kerouac, Then And Now Mark Murphy 1
Some Time Ago Mark Murphy 1
Song for the Geese Mark Murphy 1
Stolen Moments Mark Murphy 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Mark Murphy Songbook Mark Murphy 1
2006 Hip Parade & Playing the Field Mark Murphy 1
2010 This Could be the Start of Something & Mark Murphy's Hip Parade Mark Murphy 1
2013 The Singing "M" Complete Decca Recordings Mark Murphy 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 That's all Ann Burton & Mark Murphy meet the Rob Agerbeek Trio 1

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