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Bop for Kerouac
Mark Murphy
Bop for Kerouac
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Mark Murphy
Title: Bop for Kerouac
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Muse Records
Release Date: 3/16/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 25
SwapaCD Credits: 25
UPCs: 016565525315, 016565525346, 016565525322

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The Man
Wolf Ricketts | San Jose, CA United States | 09/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Every note,every nuance is truly exquisite."Ballad of the sad
young men",is the only perfect rendering of a song,that I have
ever heard.(I've heard a few).I have to admit,that I find it
absurd that any jazz singer could finish higher than Mark
Murphy,in any Poll.Get this one!"
Mr Meij is a cretin
S. Subrahmanyam | 02/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Someone from Holland wrote a deeply stupid review of this album: "Being a Mark Fan for 30 years, I'm sorry to say I hate this album. You must be in suicide mood to like this kind of stuff. Why want anyone to take a poem on music or spoken words?" Well, my friend, if I were you, suicide might be the only option.

"Bop for Kerouac" is one of the finest jazz albums ever done. It exceeds the best of Kurt Elling by some distance. True, some of the ballads are a bit over the top. But what can one say about "Boplicity" or "Parker's Mood" or "You've Proven Your Point". Murphy in top form, with that erratic but superb blower Richie Cole too at the top of his game. If you cannot appreciate this album, forget it. You don't know what jazz is.
Why is this not available on CD?
Dunk Shin | Medford, OR 97501 | 07/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the classic jazz vocal albums -- hard to believe it is not available on CD or MP3. "Ballad of the Sad Young Men" never fails to move me to tears -- being an old singer myself, I find it hard to believe anyone could sing that song better than Mark. (Hey Mark -- if you're out there -- how about re-releasing it?)"