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Review of MPS Albums From Oscar Peterson and Mark Murphy

Christopher Loudon reviews "In Tune" and "Midnight Mood" from the MPS label

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Cover of Oscar Peterson Trio & The Singers Unlimited album In Tune on MPS Records
Cover of Oscar Peterson Trio & the Singers Unlimited album In Tune

Oscar Peterson Trio & the Singers Unlimited: In Tune (MPS)
Mark Murphy: Midnight Mood (MPS)

Founded in 1968, Germany’s MPS label was home to an enormously wide mix of jazz, covering everything from swing to ethno jazz and including such giants as Kenny Clarke, Dexter Gordon, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. Now, remastered versions of some of MPS’ finest albums have been reissued, including two vocal releases that are equally sublime yet different as day and night.

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