Live from Liverpool: The Loft - Curated By Melodic Distraction

03.07.2021 Sitka Sun

Patrick Murphy
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Since 2000, Patrick Murphy has performed as a bassist, guitarist, composer, vinyl selector, and soundsystem operator.

With a diverse and versatile background in all things music, Murphy encompasses a sound that blends his thirst for roots music from around the globe, conservatory studies of classical & jazz, and inquiries into contemporary sounds that blur the acoustic and electronic realms.

With a lifelong career in the piano restoration trade, he has a keen interest in woodworking, acoustics and the intrinsic healing power of sound. At the intersection of a deep love of the reggae sound systems of Jamaica and the UK, led Murphy to build his first soundsystem, debuted at the end of 2019.

After years of being a sideman and DJ, Murphy began to hone in on a new, but classic, sound and formed his cosmic jazz ensemble Sitka Sun.

Patrick celebrates a year of Sitka Sun shows on MDR with an hour of soulful reggae selections!


Dadawah – Know How You Stand
Gregory Issacs – Rock Dis Ya Reggae Beat
Pablo Gad – Hard Times
Barry Brown – Over Me
Barry Brown – Conscious Girl
Johnny Osbourne – Trench Town School
Johnny Osbourne – Words of the Ghetto
Lee Van Cliff – Rock It To Me Twice (Dub)
The Revolutionaries – Girl You’re My Kind (Dub Plate Mix)
The Meditations – Rebounce
The Jays – I’m The One Who Loves You
The Heptones – In Love With You
High Griffiths – So Much Love

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