Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Harbinger Records is proud to announce the release of singer Marc Murphy's last recording, live in Athens, Greece at the Gazarte Club in 2008, with features from a terrific jazz ensemble led by Spiros Exaras. Murphy was best known for improvisation of jazz standards and he exciting use of vocalese. He was the recipient of the 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2001 Down Beat magazine readers jazz poll for Best Male Vocalist of the Year. Murphy was also the recipient of six Grammy Award nominations for Best Vocal Jazz Performance. He wrote original lyrics to the jazz tunes "Stolen Moments" and "Red Clay." Now, Harbinger Records is releasing the historic live recording of Mark Murphy accompanied by a quintet of great jazz musicians under the leadership of Spiros Exaras.
Personnel: George Georgiadis (acoustic bass); Thomas Rueckert (piano); Alex Drakos Ktistakis (drums).
Audio Mixer: Costa Kostopoulos.
Recording information: Gazarte Club (04/18/2008-04/20/2008).
Photographer: Yannis Kalogrides.