Live from Liverpool: The Loft - Curated By Melodic Distraction

06.11.2021 Sitka Sun

Patrick Murphy
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  • JAZZ

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 is full of international explorations from jazz giants, as well as a whole string of uptempo heaters, closing with Charles Mingus' - "For Harry Carney".


Dave Brubeck Quartet – Koto Song
Yusef Lateef – The Three Faces Of Balal
Herbie Mann – Incense
Yusef Lateef – Chinq Miau
Herbie Mann – Odalisque
Duke Ellington – Sempre Amore
Gil Evans Orchestra – The Theme
Wayne Shorter – Yes or No
Mal Waldron – Pot Pourri
Charles Mingus – No Private Income Blues
Charles Mingus – For Harry Carney

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