Bop for Miles

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Bop for Miles
Live album by Mark Murphy
Released 2004
Recorded October 10, July 30, 1990, Vienna
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 37:02
Label HighNote
Producer Joe Fields
Mark Murphy chronology
Memories of You
Bop for Miles
Dim the Lights

Bop for Miles is 2004 live album by Mark Murphy, recorded in tribute to trumpeter Miles Davis. [1]

Recorded live in Vienna in 1990, the final track, "Miles" was recorded in 1999.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states that "As is typical of Murphy, his readings of these tunes are seminal. His attention to color and nuance in a ballad like "Summertime" is just plain canny: he seems to coax the emotion out of the tune from underneath it, from someplace it was hidden away from view. As Murphy seamlessly changes tempos, keys, and vocal styles without blinking, the poetry gives way to burning scat and improv. A live gig by a master, this is worth seeking out.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All Blues" (Miles Davis) - 6:44
  2. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 4:08
  3. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 3:35
  4. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Mort Dixon, Al Henderson) - 6:03
  5. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) - 7:22
  6. "My Ship" (I. Gershwin, Kurt Weill) - 3:10
  7. "Farmer's Market" (Art Farmer, Annie Ross) - 7:30
  8. "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" (Charles Mingus) - 5:01
  9. "Parker's Mood" (Charlie Parker) - 5:48
  10. "Milestones" (Davis) - 5:25
  11. "Miles" (Mark Murphy) - 2:59


  • Katherine Miller - engineer
  • Joe Fields - producer
  • Ira Yuspeh - engineer
  • Bill Milkowski - liner notes


  1. ^ a b c d "Bop for Miles". Allmusic. Retrieved July 1, 2011.