Live from Liverpool: The Loft - Curated By Melodic Distraction

07.08.2021 Sitka Sun

Patrick Murphy & Jugo Higgins
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  • SOUL

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.

This month, Patrick is joined by guest, and long-time friend, Jugo Higgins from NYC, whose favourite 45's promise to take us on a journey all around the world.


Surdu – Alcione
Voz Da Lapa – Rosalia De Souza feat. Toco
Intraspettro -Les Hommes
Elena – Trio Venezuela
El Velo Luminoso – Frank Emilio
I Like to Be with You – Los Mozambiques (Panama)
Avivate Mulato – Los Superiores (Panama)
Unknown – Unknown (Thailand)
Unknown – Uknnown (Thaliland)
Nandé – African Soul Band – (Mali)
Avenida Brasil – Oscar Neves (Angola)
Mele-Mele Pas Toué P’Tit Pierre Hervé (Reunion)
Mede Ma Yi Me Se – Orchestre Poly Rythmo (Dahomey)
Awanna – Django Strong (France)
Disma Aliwa – Migori Super Stars (Kenya)
Whisky Magnin – Traore Amadou dit Ballake (Burkina Faso)
Girl of My Dreams – Cornell Campbell (Jamaica)
Better Collie – Horace Andy (Jamaica)

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