Turk Murphy

Turk Murphy's Jazz Band Favorites, Vol. 2

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The second of two CDs reissuing all of trombonist Turk Murphy's performances for Good Time Jazz starts out with the very first session Murphy led: four hot numbers (including "Shake That Thing" and "Kansas City Man Blues") that feature a quintet also including trumpeter Bob Scobey, clarinetist Bob Helm, pianist Burt Bales, and banjoist Harry Mordecai. The other selections generally find Murphy heading a septet with either Scobey or Don Kinch on trumpet. Overall, the music is hard-driving, straightforward Dixieland, played with an eye toward the past but not imitative of past versions. Both CDs are highly recommended to trad jazz collectors.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:49 Amazon
2 2:54 Amazon
3 3:27 Amazon
4 2:49 Amazon
5 2:42 Amazon
6 2:41 Amazon
7 2:49 Amazon
8 3:01 Amazon
9 2:28 Amazon
10 3:07 Amazon
11 2:46 Amazon
12 3:06 Amazon
13 2:50 Amazon
14 2:51 Amazon
15 3:09 Amazon
16 2:55 Amazon
17 2:39 Amazon
18 2:51 Amazon
19 2:39 Amazon
20 2:32 Amazon
21 3:23 Amazon
22 2:37 Amazon
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