Nancy Kelly at Birdland Theater
Scott H. Thompson
uploaded this event on June 7, 2019
"People often ask me who my favorite singer is, and my answer is always, without hesitation, Mark Murphy. With Mark's passing, I was moved to honor him musically with this recording.
It was early in my singing career that a friend turned me on to Mark. Most of the songs chosen for this recording were ones that influenced or moved me to become a jazz singer. Some are are now iconic Mark Murphy, to be forever associated with him. When John DiMartino and I developed the material, we agreed to keep the integrity of some of these, while I joyfully took liberties with others. Randy Brecker joined us (on the CD) on "Red Clay," "Vera Cruz" and "Body and Soul," all tracks he played on Mark's original recordings of these tracks....