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Mark Murphy Biography To Be Released This Month

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Equinox has announced the release of This is Hip: The Life of Mark Murphy by jazz singer and journalist Peter Jones, which will be released on Murphy’s birthday, March 14.

Murphy, who died in October 2015, has a catalog of more than 40 albums under his own name and was known for his improvisations, scat, and vocalese. The book delves into Murphy’s performing and recording career that spanned 60 years and earned him five Grammy nominations. This is Hip: The Life of Mark Murphy presents more than a biography: it also explores Murphy’s approaches both to singing and to teaching singers and interviews with those people who knew him best.

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