Murphy, Greg

Whaling City Sound, 2021CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 27.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 89
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Cool Water is a good title for this mix of mostly original, modern jazz. Murphy does a great job throughout the set providing support and tickling the ivory while leading the band. He mixes in a taste of contemporary jazz on “My Life” featuring vocals from percussionist Kaïssa Doumbe Moulongo and Ku-umba Frank Lacy. Lacy appears later singing and playing trombone on “Coolin’ Me Out”. We loved the dynamics and the bass solo from Eric Wheeler on “Free Fur Nina” and then with the bow on “Body and Soul”. We liked the spirit of the groove shining on “Cuttin’ Trane’s Corners” where drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts comes alive as well!


Publicist: Mixed Media Promo