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World renowned international soloist Otis Murphy presents his latest CD on the Saxophone Classics label. His flawless tone and incredible technique brings this collection of original works and carefully selected arrangements of music to life. This is a CD for saxophonists and non-saxophonists to enjoy: compelling excellence in the mastery of the saxophone, coupled with a beautiful collection of music for all to enjoy.

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Otis Murphy is in great demand as an international soloist and clinician, having played all around the world, including North America (United States and Canada), Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom), Asia (Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan), and Australia. Mr. Murphy has received numerous awards including prizes in Belgium’s Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition, France’s Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition, and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition in the United States. He is Associate Professor of Music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

  • The wonderful melodies of Gershwin in Ralph Martino’s arrangement which includes Summertime from where this CD gets its title.
  • The virtuosity of Murphy’s playing in Pasculli’s non stop whirl of notes that is “The Bee”.
  • The excitement of a world wide collaboration of great artists in an arrangement of Mozart’s Oboe Quartet featuring Otis Murphy with the Masato Kumoi Saxophone Quartet from Japan.
  • A live recording of Roberto Molinelli’s incredibly seductive and compelling “Four Pictures from New York”.
  • Also includes the Sonata by Muczyniski, and “Two Movements” by Waignein”, two compelling works from the repertoire which showcase Murphy’s lyrical sound and exciting performances.

Full programme:

  • George Gershwin: A Gershwin Fantasy
  • Andre Waignein: Two Movements for Alto Saxophone and Piano: II. Caprice
  • Robert Muczynski: Sonata –
  • Roberto Molinelli: Four Pictures from New York – Live performance, Casals Hall, Tokyo
  • Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 (arr Wakul)

Otis Murphy saxophone Haruko Murphy piano and special appearance by The Masato Kumoi Saxophone Quartet

‘I highly recommend it to any readers who might like to stretch their musical horizons in perhaps new directions, and hear some music-making of the highest caliber.’

‘Murphy skilfully demonstrates his technical mastery of the saxophone, amazing control of dynamic line and articulation and intonation in the altissimo register.’


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Total Time: 62 minutes

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Weight 0.234 g
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CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 George Gershwin: A Gershwin Fantasy, Download 2 Andre Waignein: Two Movements for Saxophone and Piano: I. Lament, Download 3 Andre Waignein: Two Movements for Saxophone and Piano: II. Caprice, Download 4 Antonio Pasculli: The Bees, Download 5 Robert Muczynski: Sonata: I. Andante maestoso, Download 6 Robert Muczynski: Sonata: II. Allegro energico, Download 7 Roberto Molinelli: Four Pictures from New York: I. Dreamy Dawn, Download 8 Roberto Molinelli: Four Pictures from New York: II. Tango Club, Download 9 Roberto Molinelli: Four Pictures from New York: III. Sentimental Evening, Download 10 Roberto Molinelli: Four Pictures from New York: IV. Broadway Night, Download 11 Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370: I. Allegro, Download 12 Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370: II. Adagio, Download 13 Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370: III. Rondeau – Allegro


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