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Mark Murphy: Song For The Geese

Song For The Geese is the quintessential recording of an extraordinary singer and lyricist. On his first recording for a major label in three decades, Murphy’s vibrant vocals are vitalized by inventive, energized arrangements. In addition to his Seattle based trio (pianist Marc Seales, bassist Doug Miller and drummer John Bishop),percussionist Larry Bouleau and the burning alto player Rick Mandyke, Murphy is backed by Full Voice, a vocal trio that recalls The Double Six of Paris.

The repertoire runs the gamut from Turrentine’s “Sugar” to Johnson’s “Lament.” Also notable, Murphy’s superb scatting on “Baltimore Oriole,” which brings to mind Ella Fitzgerald’s opinion that “Mark Murphy is my equal.”

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