We are proud to announce that Mark’s latest release, “Pocketful of Rainbows”, made the C. Michael Bailey “10 Best of 2018” list for All About Jazz! Click below to read the full list:
Here’s a short clip of Mark and Gilad performing the title track from the 2016 release “Slip Away”. Stay tuned for more!
Some shots from our session at "Bunker Studios" with Jon Cowherd, Gilad Hekselman, Tony Scherr, Dayna Stephens, Kenny Wollesen and Alexa Barchini. Thanks to everyone for a great day! Special extra thank you to Gilad for taking these shots!
Thanks to Debbie Burke, jazz author for the really great interview about my new record Pocketful of Rainbows!
The new record is out today!! Thanks to C Michael Bailey at All About Jazz for a really nice review of "Pocketful of Rainbows". He closed out the review by writing: "If music has an IQ, then Murphy's Rainbows raises it to genius level." Thank you for that!
The full review is here: https://www.allaboutjazz.com/seven-women-2018--part-iii-kurt-elling-by-c-michael-bailey.php
Pocketful of Rainbows is the second installment of original compositions as well as classic songs completely re-imagined. The CD features Mark with Jeff Ballard, Sara Caswell, Matt Clohesy, Jon Cowherd, Larry Grenadier, Gilad Hekselman, Chris Morrissey, Maria Neckam, Tony Scherr, Dayna Stephens and Colin Stranahan.
The physical disc comes in a beautiful six panel Eco-Wallet matte packaging.
Thank you to Jazz Weekly for their review of Slip Away!
SIX STRINGS DONE THREE WAYS…Jorge Rossy: Stay There, Russ Hewitt: Cielo Nocturno, Mark Murphy: Slip Away
Buy your physical copy of Mark Murphy's new full length album today.
The new CD includes original compositions as well as classic songs completely re-imagined. The album features, Jeff Ballard, Jon Cowherd, Gilad Hekselman, Maria Neckam and Dayna Stephens. The disc comes in a four panel Eco-Wallet matte packaging.
The Music is a unique fusion of styles and genres, creating one of the most convincing musical collaborations between jazz and modern contemporary pop music to date.
So excited about my album "Slip Away" being officially released in Fall 2016. I am so proud of the music, and the folks on the tracks are incredible! Jeff Ballard, Gilad Hekselman, Dayna Stephens, Jon Cowherd, Maria Neckam, Chris Morrissey, and Larry Grenadier. Wow! Really looking forward to getting this music out in the world :) The music was recorded at The Bunker Studio by Aaron Nevezie. This photo is from the January recording session with Jon, Larry, (and Chico!)
A great capture and moment remembering a fantastic recording session for Slip Away. Jeff Ballard (Drums), Chris Morrissey (Upright & Electric Bass), Gilad Hekselman (Electric & Acoustic Guitar) & Dayna Stephens (Saxophone & EWI). On the album, but missing from the photo is singer Maria Neckam, who added some beautiful vocals and Jon Cowherd who blew us away with his additional Piano, Rhodes and Wurlitzer.
The record was recorded and mixed by Aaron Nevezie at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn and mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound in Manhattan.
Performing one of my songs with some of my favorite musicians at a South Orange Summer Nights show. Dayna Stephens: Saxophone, Chris Morrissey: Upright Bass, Colin Stranahan: Drums & André Matos: Guitar.
I have always loved this Dylan tune. Here is my arrangement. Enjoy.