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Mark Murphy: Love Is What Stays

We'll hear a new release from singer Mark Murphy, as well as a newly-released live 1977 duet between Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder.

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New release from singer Mark Murphy, Love Is What Stays, featuring Murphy's interpretation of standards such as "Angel Eyes" as well as a little-known Broadway song ("Did I Ever Really Live?") and a modern pop-rock tune (Coldplay's "What If").

This week on Afterglow we feature a new release from singer Mark Murphy, Love Is What Stays, featuring Murphy’s interpretation of standards such as “Angel Eyes” as well as a little-known Broadway song (“Did I Ever Really Live?”) and a modern pop-rock tune (Coldplay’s “What If”).

We’ll also hear a newly-released live 1977 duet between Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder and new music from Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano and Hank Jones, and Larry Willis, along with Till Bronner and Madeleine Peyroux’s take on a Hank Williams classic and recordings by Brad Mehldau and Cassandra Wilson from a new Joni Mitchell tribute.

Music Heard On This Episode

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Paul Desmond — Bossa Antigua (RCA/Bluebird, 1964)
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The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Paul Desmond — Bossa Antigua (RCA/Bluebird, 1964)

Notes: With Jim Hall on guitar.

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You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Ella Fitzgerald/Stevie Wonder — We All Love Ella (Verve, 1977)

Notes: New release.

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Stairway to the Stars
Sonny Rollins — Sonny, Please (Doxy Records, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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Here, There and Everywhere
Karrin Allyson — Collage (Concord, 1996)

Notes: Beatles song.

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That's All
Joe Williams/Ben Webster — Havin' a Good Time! (Hyena Records, 1964)
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Johnny Come Lately
Joe Lovano — Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (Blue Note, 2007)
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Daydream
Carol Sloane — Dearest Duke (Arbors, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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Stolen Moments
Mark Murphy — Love Is What Stays (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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Angel Eyes
Mark Murphy — Love Is What Stays (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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My Foolish Heart
Mark Murphy — Love Is What Stays (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Till Bronner/Madeleine Peyroux — Oceana (EmArcy, 2007)

Notes: New release. Hank Williams song.

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Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
Brad Mehldau — A Tribute to Joni Mitchell (Nonesuch, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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For the Roses
Cassandra Wilson — A Tribute to Joni Mitchell (Nonesuch, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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The Watcher
Greg Osby — Invisible Hand (Blue Note, 2000)

Notes: Greg Osby-Andrew Hill duet, written by Osby.

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What If
Mark Murphy — Love Is What Stays (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release. Song by the pop-rock group Coldplay.

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Did I Ever Really Live?
Mark Murphy — Love Is What Stays (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release. Song from short-lived 1969 Broadway musical THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING.

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Lazy Afternoon
Joe Lovano/Hank Jones — Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Blue Note, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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The Way We Were
Alan Bergman — Lyrically, Alan Bergman (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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Never Let Me Go
Larry Willis — Blue Fable (HighNote, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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