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Triple Dipple
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Orientation
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Tranes Mode
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I Thought About You
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Keeping It Simple
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Puffin Land
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Alternate Voices
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Whats New
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Cedar Salad
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A Strain From Wayne
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Initiation, introduction, direction, perspective, and point-of view are all associated with the word orientation. Rooted in an attitude of selfless love and service, this music represents our humble intentions and heart-felt gratitude to all.

10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Latin Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz Fusion



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Orientation
Greg Murphy
(Murphasaurus)

Pianist Greg Murphyâs Orientation contains attractive original tunes delivered by a top-notch mainstream quintet. It opens with a bang with his kinetic, latin-flavored âTriple Dippleâ which tumbles along in 6/8, driven by a simple but appealing melody in Lawrence Clarkâs tenor sax. The three-feel of the meter soon alternates with swing, and uptempo bop sections in four-time, the effortless transitions revealing a deftly synchronous unit. (Alex Hernandez on bass and Noel Sagerman on drums [Raphael Cruz on percussion] complete the group.)
The title track is built in a seemingly irregular form with modal sections of syncopated, dense piano chords shifting colorfully between major and minor,while âTraneâs Modeâ is a bop blues with a chord progression carrying a scent of Coltraneâs classic âMr. P.C.â. The variety continues as Murphy shows several different sides of his musical personality. Two fusion numbers dominated by keyboards and electric bass, âPuffin Landâ and âAlternate Voicesâ, form a break between the acoustic sections, while on two fine solo piano standards, the ballads âI Thought About Youâ and âWhatâs Newâ, Murphy carries the melodies firmly yet fluidly on top of full, ten-fingered textures.

-Brian Lonergan
June 2006 ALLABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK

GREG MURPHY
"Orientation"

Some recordings get me within the first seconds of listening, thatâs the case with Greg Murphyâs Orientation. The first cut, Triple Dipple, opens with a creative energy which is surged by multiple time feels and meter changes. The groove is positive and engaging. The soloâs are masterful, which leads me as a listener right through the entire disc of music. I was thoroughly entertained and the music created an eagerness in me to want to see this band âliveâ the next time I was in NYC!
Murphy is truly fine keyboardist with [an]excellent background. As many great instrumentalists, Murphy is drawn by the keyboard masters from various eraâs. I know this because the nature of his compositions [displayed] this on this recording. He is as comfortable on grand piano as a multitude of keyboard instruments. Many people try to perform in many contrasting genres, but few attain to convincing performances. Murphy and gang do this in convincing style.
Quality recordings have the necessary contrasts that draw their listeners to their music. Murphyâs other compositions include Traneâs Modeâ which is a minor blues, which has a strong post-bop flavor. The variety continues as Murphy shows several different sides of his musical personality. Two fusion numbers dominated by keyboards and electric bass, âPuffin Landâ and âAlternate Voicesâ, form a break between the acoustic sections.My favorite tracks are Murphyâs solo piano standards, ballads âI Thought About Youâ and âWhatâs Newâ. He displays fine touch and sensitivity. Most impressive, he showâs that he is at home in these traditional mainstream styles as well as the more modern modal music.
There are other fine performances by the other instrumentalists on this disc. It is a fine ensemble. All the players are fine soloists and ensemble musicians. The group plays with a passion and groove which draws the audience into each performance.
Itâs refreshing to hear musicians who play and perform in a manner that reflects the natural evolution of Jazz, without losing originality, while creating their own voice in music! Murphy is one of those people.

- Rick Holland
Jazz Radio 24 seven

ââ¦A brilliant new jazz LP,
Orientation, by *Greg Murphy* from NYC
with some glorious piano led
Latin jazz dance tracksâ
-Off Limits Radio with Raggy (UK)
Danceandsoul.com

âIncredible New York City pianist
Greg Murphy brings new tracks to radioioJazz...
his album 'orientation' is absolutely amazing...â
-Dr. Mike
RadioioJazz.com

âThe CD is killin. Reallyâ¦This is great.â
-Matt Merewitz
Music Director
WRCT Pittsburgh, PA

âNiiiiiiice!â¦It sounds great!â
-Tom Hunter
Music Director
KNTU, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

âGreat record!!!!! Will be adding it for our jazz program.â
- Peter Solomon
WCVE, Richmond, VA

âI second Peter [Solomonâs] opinion. I will sure give this CD more spins.â
- Joost van Steen
Jazz & Blues Tour, The Netherlands

âVery impressive release.â
- Larry Dane-Kellogg
WHCJ, Savannah, GA

ââ¦A terrific albumâ¦wonderful work.â
-Lise Avery
Executive Producer
Anything Goes!! With Lise Avery
Internationally Syndicated Radio

âA breath of fresh Airâ
- Bobby Jackson
Music Director
WCPN, Cleveland, OH

âPianist Greg Murphyâs new release, âOrientationâ is hot stuff! Greg demonstrates his considerable keyboard style with a mix of straight ahead, bop, funk/fusion and for good measure, throws in a couple of very tasty ballads (âWhat's Newâ and âI Thought About Youâ).

âAll done very nicely and very listenable, but the straight ahead/bop arena is where Greg really cooks (would you expect anything less with song titles such as âTriple Dippleâ, âCedar Saladâ and âA Strain From Wayneâ?).

âIf this one isn't on your shelf, sell your CD player!â

- "Dr. Bob," Modernjazzclassics.com


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