Mark Murphy

The Complete Nat King Cole Songbook, Vol. 1-2

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The second of two albums finding Mark Murphy paying tribute to Nat King Cole once again features him performing duets with keyboardist Gary Schunk, guitarist Joe LoDuca and bassist Bob Magnusson. Since Cole had recorded such a vast number of songs, Murphy mostly avoided the obvious hits, opting for particularly strong material that fits his chance-taking style. This date includes a medley of "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" and "Breezin' Along With the Breeze," as well as such tunes as "Blue Gardenia" and "More Than You Know."

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