May 132022

i moved from filefactory to 1fichier quite some time ago, and my ff subscription is running out in around a month.  so… those files might go missing.  if you have an ‘invalid download link’ issue on ff, just drop a note & i’ll see about uploading a fresh zip file to 1f.

 Posted by at 17:59
May 042022

still out of town, listening to this on a little bluetooth speaker the size of a pack of cards that has a surprisingly good sound.  i just threw a few shows on the laptop before i headed out, and really hit paydirt with this one.  aside from mark murphy’s super singing, all the musicians stretch their legs a bit, which is always nice.  and such singing!  enjoy!

mark murphy
sunside, paris, france
october 16, 2002

mark murphy (vocals)
george robert (alto sax)
giovanni mazzarino (piano)
stefano senni (bass)
andrea michelutti (drums)

01 stolen moments (oliver nelson, mark murphy) 17:25
02 when i fall in love (victor young, edward heyman) / my one and only love (guy wood, robert mellin) 11:49
03 red clay (freddie hubbard, mark murphy) 6:11
04 maiden voyage (herbie hancock) 17:33
05 skylark (hoagy carmichael, johnny mercer) 6:30
06 all blues (miles davis, oscar brown jr.) 10:43
07 summertime (george gershwin, dubose heyward, ira gershwin) 7:39 >
08 autumn leaves (joseph kosma, johnny mercer) 3:51 >
09 bye bye blackbird (ray henderson, mort dixon) 10:32
10 miles (mark murphy) 2:42
11 milestones (miles davis, jim britt) 9:40

tt 1:44:35

fm > yamaha tx-330 > audacity (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcast : les légendes du jazz, france musique, april 13 & 14, 2019

sample: t03 red clay 256k.mp3

photo:  screenshot of a youtube video of mark murphy at the 2002 sammys.

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