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VIDEO / DVD: Mark Murphy, 1956-1962 (Pt. 1)

Jackie Paris and Mark Murphy had a lot in common. Both were hip club singers with bop flexibility and a natural sense of swing. But where Paris took Charlie Parker as his inspiration, Murphy was more enamored of Miles Davis. Murphy, of course, began his recording career nearly 10 years after Paris, and while Paris had his best years at the start of his career, Murphy didn’t become a household name in jazz circles until 16 years after his his first album in 1956….

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