04.12.2021 Sitka Sun
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.
J.J. Johnson Orchestra – Harlem Love Theme
Art Blakey – Dawn On The Harvest
Clifford Brown & Max Roach – These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
Bobby Womack & Peace – Across 110th Street
William Bell – Man In The Street
Johnny Taylor – I Believe In You (You Believe In Me)
Flamingos – Just For A Kick
John Nemeth – Rainy Day
Louisa Mark – 6 Six Street
Ruddy Thomas & Trinity – Loving Pauper
Jonny Go Figure – Unemployment
J. Ayes & Ranking Trevor – Yaho
Simple Simon – Christopher Columbus
Sil Bell – Heavy Waist Line
J. Ayes & Ranking Trevor – Truly