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Mark MurphyBridging A Gap ... LP
Muse, 1972. Very Good ... $14.99
One of Mark Murphy's earliest records for Muse, and an essential release in his developing style in the 70's. Sweet warm and swinging jazz vocals, with accompaniment by a tight group that includes the Brecker Brothers, Ron Carter, and Pat Rebillot. The set features two Murphy originals, "Sausalito" and "Come and Get Me", plus "She's Gone", "Steamroller", "We Could Be Flying", and "No More". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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Mark MurphyHip Parade ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A real turning point in the career of singer Mark Murphy – a great session for Capitol from 1960, done with creative arrangements from Bill Holman, and a sound that opens up strongly from Murphy's Decca years! In a way, the record is one of the first times that Murphy really got to do what he wanted to on record – and working with Holman, he really opens up in the inventive, expressive modes that would mark the Murphy sound of later years – a style that was light years ahead of other male singers in jazz! Some tracks have small combo backings, others have big band, and a few feature support from a larger chorus – but throughout the entire set it's clear that Mark's not just a run of the mill pop singer on Capitol, and can sing here with a level of jazz that few others on the label ever matched! Titles include "Firefly", "Lonesome Town", "Catch A Falling Star", "All The Way", "Venus", "Send For Me", and "Personality". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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Mark MurphyLiving Room ... LP
Muse, 1986. Very Good- ... $1.99
Not one of Mark's most funky records – but a strong set with some unusual material, recorded with the accompaniment of David Braham on keyboards, Ted Curson on trumpet, and Gerry Niewood on tenor and flute. The highlights are the title track, Donald Fagan's "Maxine", and a good medley called "LA Song Cycle", which has Mark doing a version of the great track "LA Breakdown", always a favorite with us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker and some wear. Labels have some marker.)

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings Nat's Choice – The Nat King Cole Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Muse, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Mark MurphySatisfaction Guaranteed ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good ... $5.99
Mark Murphy magic for Muse – a great little record that has the singer working in wonderfully warm company – a great group of players, and an assortment of excellent tunes! The album moves nicely between the more obscure numbers we always love from Murphy and a few familiar standards – always handled with class and creativity, and that real "cut above" vocalization that makes Mark way more than just a standard jazz singer. Players include Richie Cole on alto, Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Slide Hampton on trombone, Tom Harrell on trumpet, and Gene Bertoncini on guitar – and titles include "Waltz for Debby", "All the Things You Are", "Bijou", "Eleanor Rigby", "I Return to Music" and "Don't Misunderstand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on front & back. Labels have some marker.)

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Mark MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good- ... $1.99
One of his best for Muse, with a beautiful set of jazzy vocal grooves that includes his reading of "Stolen Moments" (later made famous by United Future Organization), plus "D.C. Farewell" and an excellent version of "Waters of March". Warm and breezy, with that perfect style that Murphy had for a brief while in the 70s – and which has continued to be such a huge influence on groovers today! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker and wide masking tape on all seams. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Herb Geller with Mark MurphyRhyme & Reason (Atlantic pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most amazing albums ever cut by reedman Herb Geller – a really unique overseas session from the 70s, and quite different than his initial recordings of the 50s! Herb's working here in a cool mix of electric and acoustic modes, with a vibe that's very much in the best funky MPS style – and the set also features some excellent vocals from Mark Murphy, who sings in this spacey, stretched-out way that's some of his hippest work on record – very much at the best level of his early 70s recordings for Muse! Tracks are quite long, and very hip – with long instrumental passages which are then augmented wonderfully by the vocals. Herb himself plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and a number of flutes – and other players include Rob Franken on Fender Rhodes and Arp, Philip Catherine on guitar, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, and Gottfried Bottger on moog and organ! Titles include the wonderfully spacey "Space A La Mode", a nice slow electric builder – and the classic "Power Of A Smile" – plus "Sudden Senility" and "Rhyme & Reason Time" – the last of which features vocals by Earl Jordan, not Murphy. (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Mark LindsaySilverbird ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
Proof that Mark Lindsay did a mighty good thing by stepping out on his own – as the album's a true pop treasure beyond compare – arranged to perfection by the mighty Artie Butler! Butler has a great way of mixing up strings and full orchestrations with some slightly groovier rhythms at the bottom – all in a way that makes the record way more than the easy listening affair you might expect from a male singer at the time – and which instead pushes it into some very hip, mature territory that's totally great. Many songs are covers, but done here in really fresh versions – and Lindsay really brings his a-game to the record in a wonderful attempt to reinvent his sound. Titles include "Bookends", "Silver Bird", "We've Only Just Begun", "Come Saturday Morning", "Feel The Warm", and "Windy Wakefield". (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
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Nat King ColeEarly 1940s ... LP
Mark 56, Early 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
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(Cover has light wear.)
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Matt DennisMatt Dennis Plays & Sings (Kapp pressing) ... LP
Kapp, 1953. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by Matt Dennis – a cool-voiced vocalist who was equally known as a songwriter! Matt's style here is nicely laidback – supper-club jazz, but with a nice hip twist – the kind of singer who could be playing a room with a gently swinging ease, but also scanning the crowd for the easy mark, the offhand glance, or the kind of sign that would make him change the nature of his set. Two tracks on the set have him joined by sweet-voiced Virginia Maxey – and titles include "Angel Eyes", "Compared To You", "Let's Get Away From It All", and "When You Love A Fella". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Gloria LynneLonely & Sentimental ... LP
Everest, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A classic set from singer Gloria Lynne – mature vocals that bridge the worlds of soul and jazz – all set to some beautiful modern arrangements by Melba Liston! The set's got a depth that goes a bit past some of Gloria's other records from the time – less of the pop-styled approach, and more of a sound that presents the album as a really cohesive, unified set. Titles include "We Never Kissed", "Blue & Sentimental", "Am I Blue", "For All We Know", "In Other Words", "Tis Autumn", and "Man Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono silver label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the spine and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Jackie ParisSongs By Jackie Paris ... LP
Wing, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $36.99
One of the first albums ever cut by Jackie Paris – an excellent male singer from the 50s, of the same generation as Mark Murphy and Bobby Troup, but who unfortunately never made a name as big as either of those two. This set has Jackie singing with arrangements by Manny Albam – fairly bright and full, but with some dark and modern touches that set the record apart from most of the male vocal sessions of the 50s we can think of. Jackie's his own man – not one to lapse into romantic cliches or overdone emotion – with a simple jazz-based approach that reminds us of Roy Kral or Joe Derise. Tracks on the set include "Strange", "Whispering Grass", "Heart Of Gold", "I Can't Get Started", "Goodnight My Love", and "Cloudy Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has light discoloration from age and a small bit of peeling around the edges of the laminate – but this might be the nicest copy we've ever seen!)

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Mel TormeOle Torme ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A rare gem from Mel Torme – one of his greatest albums of the 50s! The album's got a very unusual approach – for Mel, that is – in that it sets his vocals up in Latinized arrangements, handled with a brassy finish by the great Billy May. The set's got a heck of a lot more punch than some of Mel's mellower records – and the pairing of his smooth foggy vocals with the jazzy touches of May is a genius pairing. Titles include "Frenesi", "Rosita", "Perfida", "Malaguena", "Rhumba Jumps", "Baia", and "Nina". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Bobbe NorrisClose Up ... LP
Four Directions, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful vocals from this hip Bay Area singer – a vocalist who's right up there with the best of her scene at the time! Mark Murphy gives Bobbe Norris a strong endorsement on the cover, and Bobbe's sound is right up there with the vibe that Murphy was going for during his classic years on that scene – warmly jazzy without ever being schmaltzy, always ready to break free, but never in an indulgent way. Norris has a style that's both deep and lovely at the same time – perfect for the album's mix of mellow jazz and slightly electric arrangements, put together by Larry Dunlap, who also plays Fender Rhodes on the set. Titles include the jazzy groover "You're Free", plus "Flight", "Swan", "Move Yourself", "After You", and "Another Summer's Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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✨✧ Rebecca ParrisPassionate Fling ... LP
Weston Blair, Mid 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty nice small label vocal jazz set – with a nice take on Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower"! Parris sings with Fank Willis on piano, Mark Greel on trumpet and flute, and Herb King on drums – plus a bit of Latin percussion from Dianne Marie, which spices up the groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cal Tjader & Carmen McRaeHeat Wave ... LP
Concord, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In our opinion, Carmen always sounds best when she's singing with a small jazz combo backing her up – which is why we dig this tasty set from the early 80s, recorded with a great group led by Cal! The album's got some nice Latin touches – thanks to piano by Mark Levin, and conga work by Poncho Sanchez – and tunes on the record are a mix of standards and a few more interesting numbers, all delivered with a nice light groove. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Heat Wave", "All In Love Is Fair", "Evil Ways", "Love", "The Visit", and "Speak Low". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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