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Rah (Mark Murphy album)

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Released  1961
Artist  Mark Murphy
Producer  Orrin Keepnews
Genre  Vocal jazz
Length  35:39
Release date  1961
Label  Riverside Records
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Recorded  September & October, 1961
Rah (1961)  That's How I Love the Blues! (1962)
Similar  Mark Murphy albums, Vocal jazz albums

Rah is a 1961 studio album by Mark Murphy, arranged by Ernie Wilkins.

Contents

This was Murphy's first Riverside Records album, and he is supported by an orchestra including such luminaries as Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Urbie Green, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry and Jimmy Cobb.

Reception

Down Beat magazine critic John A. Tynan reviewed the album for the April 12, 1962 issue and stated: "Murphy should thank his lucky stars for, among other things such as his talent, Ernie Wilkins. Wilkins has written a set of arrangements for the young jazz singer that should turn Frank Sinatra green with envy. Much of the album's success is due to the arranger's pen.

The Allmusic review by Eugene Chadbourne awarded the album four stars and said that Rah "has worn well over the years...On tracks such as "Green Dolphin Street," he dives into the rhythm with the relaxed calm of an expert. And when the result can be the harebrained complexity of "Twisted" or the funky timing of "Doodlin'," the wisdom of letting the experts handle the hard work has never been more apparent"

Track listing

  1. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) - 3:12
  2. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) - 3:44
  3. "Stoppin' the Clock" (Kral, Fran Landesman) - 3:10
  4. "Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most" (Landesman, Tommy Wolf) - 3:49
  5. "No Tears for Me" (Huddleston, McIntyre) - 3:12
  6. "Out of This World" (Harold Arlen, Jimmy McHugh, Johnny Mercer) - 4:50
  7. "Milestones" (Miles Davis) - 2:30
  8. "My Favorite Things" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 2:17
  9. "Doodlin'" (Horace Silver) - 3:30
  10. "Li'l Darlin'" (Neal Hefti, Jon Hendricks) - 5:01
  11. "Twisted" (Wardell Gray, Annie Ross) - 2:25
  12. "I'll Be Seeing You" (only on Milestones 6064) -2:01
  13. "My Favorite Things" (Long AND short version- only on Milestones 6064) - 2:56 & 2:13
  14. "It's Like Love" (only on Dutch pressing) - 2:32 (Arranged by Al Cohn)

Collective Personnel

  • Mark Murphy - vocals
  • Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, Joe Wilder, Bernie Glow or Ernie Royal - trumpets
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green or Melba Liston - trombones
  • Wynton Kelly or Bill Evans - piano
  • Barry Galbraith or Sam Herman - guitar
  • George Duvivier or Art Davis - double bass
  • Jimmy Cobb - drums
  • Ray Barretto - congas
  • Ernie Wilkins - arranger, conductor
  • Production

  • Orrin Keepnews - producer
  • Ray Fowler - engineer
  • Ira Gitler - liner notes
  • Ken Deardoff - design
  • Phil DeLancie - digital remastering
  • Songs

    1Angel Eyes3:12
    2On Green Dolphin Street3:44
    3Stoppin' the Clock3:10

    References

    Rah (Mark Murphy album) Wikipedia


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