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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
(Spanish pressing. Back cover has a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphyKerouac, Then & Now ... LP
Muse, 1986. Very Good ... $9.99
Mark Murphy's second album of jazz tracks by, about, and dedicated to Jack Kerouac. This one's got Mark reading from Big Sur and On The Road, plus doing a bit of a Lord Buckley monologue – all of which have musical accompaniment. He also sings a version of Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count", lays down a few standards, and pays a nice tribute to Eddie Jefferson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphyMark II ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good ... $9.99
Great work from Mark Murphy – hip, electric, and with a spacious sound that's a mix of Murphy's uniquely interpretive style, and some soulful arrangements from David Matthews! The album's way more than just a bunch of standards or mellow tunes – and features a collection of well-chosen and unusual songs, done in a laidback mode that recalls the early work of Ben Sidran, and which has kind of a Free Soul sound overall. Titles include "They", "Chicken Road", "Lemme Blues", "Sleeping", "Triad", "Barangrill", and "Truckin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings ... LP
Muse, 1975. Very Good ... $19.99
Arguably the best Mark Murphy album ever – a stunningly soulful, and slightly spiritual 70s session that features some of his hippest tunes ever – and backings from a Dave Matthews-arranged group that also includes The Brecker Brothers and Don Grolnick on keyboards! Titles include great vocal versions of "Naima", "Empty Faces", "Red Clay", "Maiden Voyage", and "Canteloupe Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has masking tape on the seams, a name in marker on front, and a cutout notch. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman ... LP
Audiophile, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Mellow Mark Murphy– recorded in a laidback session with spare piano trio backing, and a more traditional jazz vocal sound than on most of his Muse recordings of the same time. The set's a tribute to the songs of Fields & Coleman – and is pretty straight overall – with titles that include "Seasaw", "I Love My Wife", "That's My Style", "Alone Too Long", "I'm Way Ahead", and "April Fooled Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings Nat's Choice – The Nat King Cole Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Muse, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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✨✧ Mark MurphyStart Of Something ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Quite possibly the greatest of Mark Murphy's early albums for Capitol – a heavily swinging set that features some great arrangements from Bill Holman, and Mark's classic version of the title tune – which he'd reprise nicely in years to come! The album's got Murphy in great west coast jazz territory – working with players who include Bill Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenors, Conte Candoli and Stu Williamson on trumpets, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Gibbons on guitar, and Mel Lewis on drums – plus a bit of extra conga on half of the set! Side one features great readings of "This Could Be The Start Of Something", "Just In Time", "Falling In Love With Love", and "The Lady Is A Tramp" – and side two features a swinging medley of tracks that include "Lucky In Love", "Cheek To Cheek", "That Old Black Magic", and "For Me & My Gal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later PAUSA pressing in a black & white cover. Cover has a name in marker. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Mark Murphy with Viva BrazilBrazil Song ... LP
Muse, 1983. Very Good ... $14.99
Great album of breezy vocals that Mark Murphy recorded with the San Francisco-based jazz group Viva Brazil. The LP shows Murphy's dedication to Brazilian styles, and gives him very sympathetic backing by one of the finest Brazilian fusion groups working at the time. Tracks include "Two Kites", "Outubro", "Bridges", and "Bolero De Sata", as well as a version of "The Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a name in marker on both sides. Label has some marker.)

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Frank Sinatra/Sid MarkSounds Of Sinatra – March 7,8 1987 ... LP
Orange, 1987. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
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(With cue sheets.)

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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

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✨✧ Mark MurphyBeauty & The Beast ... LP
Muse, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An odd title, but a really wonderful album from Mark Murphy – an 80s session for Muse that easily matches some of his most creative moments for the label in the 70s! There's some wonderful versions of soulful jazz tracks here – takes on "Effendi" by McCoy Tyner, "Beauty & The Beast" by Wayne Shorter, and "Along Came Betty" by Benny Golson – the first two of which feature new lyrics by Mark that are totally great! "Betty" is always a treat done vocally, and Murphy scats the tune here with just the right sort of sadness for the number. Other cuts include "Vocalise" and "Doxy" – and the group is led by keyboardist Bill Mays, who also handled arrangements. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphySatisfaction Guaranteed ... LP
Muse, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Mark MurphySwingin Singin Affair ... LP
Fontana, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare British session from vocalist Mark Murphy – and one of his grooviest albums of the 60s! Mark's working here with great backings from the orchestras of Tubby Hayes, John Dankworth, and Les Reed – all of whom give Murphy some of his hippest grooves to date, very much in the mode of some of his work on the Midnight Mood album cut for MPS during the same overseas 60s stretch. And as with that one, there's a nice selection of tunes that goes way past the usual – and which shows off the widest range of Murphy's groovy vocal talents – titles that include "Ballyhoo", "Iceberg", "Stablemates", "She Loves You", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "From Time To Time", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing with deep groove.)
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Jackie ParisSongs By Jackie Paris ... LP
Wing, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $68.99
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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Rare SilkNew Weave ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Very Good ... $0.99
A way hipper record than you'd guess from a group with a name like "Rare Silk" – and some of the best group jazz vocalese recorded in the 80s! The group is a quartet of voices – 3 female, 1 male – and they come together in a style that's far less hokey than most of the other practictioners of this mode at the time – a timeless sort of hipster approach that's really got a lot of the same sort of energy as Mark Murphy on Muse! Backing is small combo jazz on all numbers, with some really sweet keyboards on a few of the best tracks – and titles include versions of Flip Nunez's "Happying", Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay", Richie Cole's "New York Afternoon", Chick Corea's "Spain", Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar", and Eddie Harris' "You Know It's Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on both sides.)

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✨✧ Milt JacksonMilt Jackson Sings With The Enrico Intra Group ... LP
Derby (Italy), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare Italian session from vibes genius Milt Jackson – and a set that features Milt on vocals instead of his usual instrument! The format here is really wonderful – and quite a change from what you might expect – as Milt's got this warm, raspy style of singing that's completely charming – and not unlike the really personal inflections he brings to his vibes. The core set features instrumentation by a small group that features Enrico Intra on piano, Giancarlo Barigozzi on alto and flute, Pallino Salonia on bass, and Gil Cuppini on drums – and two more tracks – "Hear Strings" and "Storia Di Un Amore" – feature a larger group. Two final numbers are instrumentals penned by Intra – "Intramood" and "Tribute To Milt" – both great! (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has one very light mark on the front, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Jackie ParisSong Is Paris ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem by singer Jackie Paris – an underrecorded LA singer from the 50s and 60s, with a sound and style that's somewhere between early Mark Murphy and later Bobby Troup! Paris has less of the vocalese approach of some of his contemporaries – and is also lacking the heavy vocal style of singers like Johnny Hartman or Billy Eckstine – which means that he's got a bright, to the point approach that's rare for singers of his generation. Arrangements on the set are by Bobby Scott – who does a good job of shifting between jazzy and moody to fit the range of the material – and titles include "Jenny", "My Very Good Friend In The Looking Glass", "Nobody Loses All The Time", "Duke's Place", "Thad's Blues", and "Cinderella". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert, in a non-gatefold cover.)

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