Bop for Miles

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Bop for Miles was recorded live in Vienna in 1990, with Mark Murphy fronting a European quintet. The program is full of tunes associated with Miles' first great quintet -- "Bye Bye Blackbird," "All Blues," "Milestones," "Autumn Leaves," "Summertime," "My Ship," etc. As is typical of Murphy, his readings of these tunes are seminal. His attention to color and nuance in a ballad like "Summertime" is just plain canny: he seems to coax the emotion out of the tune from underneath it, from someplace it was hidden away from view. His segue from the aforementioned tune to the slippery bop swing of "Autumn Leaves" is stunning. As Murphy seamlessly changes tempos, keys, and vocal ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Bop for Miles was recorded live in Vienna in 1990, with Mark Murphy fronting a European quintet. The program is full of tunes associated with Miles' first great quintet -- "Bye Bye Blackbird," "All Blues," "Milestones," "Autumn Leaves," "Summertime," "My Ship," etc. As is typical of Murphy, his readings of these tunes are seminal. His attention to color and nuance in a ballad like "Summertime" is just plain canny: he seems to coax the emotion out of the tune from underneath it, from someplace it was hidden away from view. His segue from the aforementioned tune to the slippery bop swing of "Autumn Leaves" is stunning. As Murphy seamlessly changes tempos, keys, and vocal styles without blinking, the poetry gives way to burning scat and improv. The version of "Parker's Mood" here features King Pleasure's original lyrics to the tune, which are extrapolated upon to include read fragments from Jack Kerouac's novel The Subterraneans -- a nod to Murphy's two fine and criminally out of print recorded tributes to the Beat Generation writer. The "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" here includes Joni Mitchell's words, scored for her Mingus album. The bandmembers, while perfectly suited to the material, are not quite up to Murphy's freewheeling, incendiary wildness, but they don't really hinder him either. The album's last track, "Miles," was written by Murphy and recorded in a studio in 1999. With the singer accompanied only by pianist Peter Mihelich, Murphy's biographical tune is moving, wonderfully styled, and even moving in its fierce but tender lyricism and poetry. A live gig by a master, this is worth seeking out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2004
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375712624
  • Catalog Number: 757126
  • Sales rank: 134,385

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Blues (6:44)
  2. 2 Summertime (4:08)
  3. 3 Autumn Leaves (3:35)
  4. 4 Bye Bye Blackbird (6:03)
  5. 5 On Green Dolphin Street (7:22)
  6. 6 My Ship (3:10)
  7. 7 Farmer's Market (7:30)
  8. 8 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (5:01)
  9. 9 Parker's Mood (5:48)
  10. 10 Milestones (5:25)
  11. 11 Miles (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Murphy Primary Artist, Vocals
Allan Praskin Saxophone
Achim Tang Bass
Peter Mihelich Piano
Vito Lesczak Drums
Peter Mihelich Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Art Farmer Composer
Charles Mingus Composer
Mark Murphy Composer
Annie Ross Composer
Bronislaw Kaper Composer
Joe Fields Producer, Audio Production
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Katherine Miller Engineer
Charlie Parker Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Bill Milkowski Liner Notes
DuBose Heyward Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Ira Yuspeh Engineer
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