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.
Audiosamples (click to start & stop):
1. The Dream 2. Since I Fell for You 3. So Many Stars 4.Laura 5. This Is New 6. Sometimes When You‘re Lonely 7. Gone (Dedicated to Sarah Vaughan) 8. Estate 9. Down Here On the Ground 10. Hopeless (A Blue Girl in a Red Sunrise) 11. Stairway to Paradise 12. I See Your Face Before Me 13. All in Love Is Fair 14. We Can Try Love Again 15. When the World Was Young
the genius sings - the Dutch Metropole - Orchestra swings, fantastic!!