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Helmut Brandt Orchestra
”Spree Coast Jazz” (Sono-101)
Lost Modern Jazz 1963
June 16, 2017
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Elsie Bianchi Trio
”At Chateau Fleur De Lis” (Sono-102)
Unearthed Modern Jazz 1968
September 22, 2017
Exclusive 10inch LP
Elsie Bianchi Trio
”At Seiler`s Atlantis” (Sono-103)
Reissue of 1962 LP
September 22, 2017
Vinyl 7”: Sonorama S-15 (4 Tracks)
MARK MURPHY & LOUIS VAN DYKE TRIO – HAPPY SAMBA EP
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S 01
Track
Composer
Time
01
Happy Samba
Bonfa
3:04
02
Summertime
Gershwin
3:29
S 02
Track
Composer
Time
01
The Lady Is A Tramp
Rodgers
3:02
02
The Windmills Of Your Mind
Legrand
2:33
Mark Murphy (Vocals), Louis Van Dyke (Piano), Jacques Schols (Bass), John Engels (Drums)

Recorded for the dutch radio show “Metro`s Midnight Music” in February 1974 
Produced by Joop De Roo.
… and “The Windmills Of Your Mind” (Legrand), sung by Mark and played by Louis Van Dyke (Piano), Jaques Schols (Bass) and John Engels (Drums). Stereo Review dubs Mark 'one of the major artists of our age.' Mark Murphy is a jazz singer. 'For decades the question 'What exactly is a jazz singer' 'has had two easy answers, Betty Carter. And Mark Murphy.' writes the New York Post.

'He is arguably the best male jazz singer in the business,' declares Rex Reed. Mark's musicianship, range, intonation, diction, inventiveness and incredible rhythmic sense are all of a piece and all marvelous.' Vocal greats Betty Carter, Peggy Lee, Cleo Laine and Shirley Horn all sing Murphy's praises as one of the best in he business and the legendary Ella Fitzgerald declared 'he is my equal.' It was Sammy Davis, Jr. who first discovered the young Mark Murphy in 1953 at a jam session in Murphy's hometown of Syracuse, New York. Impressed with Murphy's talent, Davis invited him to his show that night, where he even asked Mark to join him on stage.

In 1974, Dutch radio producer Joop De Roo invited him to the VARA Studios Hilversum for a short rehearsal and a first but final take on the same day with the excellent Louis Van Dyke Trio. The corresponding recordings were shelved in the radio archives over the years and chosen by Joop for inclusion into his programme, that was broadcasted every week around midnight until 1980. Parts of the rare trio recordings feat. Mark Murphy were previously released on a Japanese CD fifteen years ago in very small amounts, unmastered and falsely marketed as the “North Sea Jazz Sessions”, although the musical material can not be connected in any manner to the famous Dutch festival of the same name.

The sought after four tracks on this exclusive vinyl EP canNOT be found on the forthcoming Various Artists compilation “Metro`s Midnight Music” featuring rare and unreleased tracks from the Dutch NOS radio archives 1970-1975, remastered in 2006 incl. tracks by the Metropole Orchestra, The Louis Van Dyke Trio, Mark Murphy, Helen Merrill, Eddie Jefferson, Greetje Kauffeld, Dave Pike and others (See details for Sonorama-16/ 2 Lp & 2 CD, released in October 2006). If you intend to buy these four tracks on CD, we are happy to let you know, that we finally included them into our CD “The Sonorama EP Collection” (Sonorama C-24).