Mark Murphy

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature one of vocalist Mark Murphy’s outstanding Muse releases, “Satisfaction Guaranteed.” Recorded in November 1979 and released the following year, the album features a great program including “All the Things You Are,” “Bijou,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Waltz for Debby” and more. The band includes many great players including Slide Hampton on trombone, Richie Cole on alto, Ronnie Cuber on bari sax, Tom Harrell on trumpet and Mark Egan on bass among others. Murphy was in his prime for this session and his interpretations of these songs are one-of-a-kind.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature a 1983 album from vocalist Mark Murphy, “Brazil Song.” Released on the Muse label, the album features the San Francisco based band Viva Brasil. The album includes tunes composed by Brazil’s best: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento and Ivan Lins. Check out the Vinyl Vault, with Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat on Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO.