Mark Murphy

Biography

Mark Murphy has managed to weather every change in music since the mid-1950s without ever compromising who he is nor what he does (he's not a snob, he just plays to his strengths) and by doing so he has remained the same, exceptional, jazz singer for forty-five years. Murphy comes on like a militant Mel Torme; he's witty and will scat endlessly, but can sing a ballad "straight"; he loves experimenting with different styles and song form itself, but he never really tried to appeal to a mass audience with Disco or soft rock. Based in San Francisco until recently, Murphy has had an adventurous recording career, check out his album "Bop for Kerouac" where he inserted the author's passages in the middle of standards to excellent effect. Whether at a sleek nightclub or coming out of your stereo, Mark Murphy will not disappoint.
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