New CD

CD available at CDBaby, iTunes and Spotify

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Blurring the boundaries of jazz and folk, “When I Was A Bird” features vocalist Laurel Murphy and some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians. Adventurous and evocative arrangements, with rich atmospheric effects. Headphones recommended.

“I want to say a big WOW for Laurel Murphy’s new cd. Unusual, unique and really wonderful. Intelligent, emotional, strong arrangements that suit the music & Laurel’s delicate, educated and powerful voice. She and the band put together something profound. These days, to find a music project that startles with originality, that is jazz in the best sense of rhythm, phrasing, chord structure and then to set us all on fire with your passion, that is a gift and we thank you. The odd meters are perfect. Congratulations! We are listening!” – Rhiannon


$20 Cdn (plus packaging, Paypal s/c and shipping via regular mail.)
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Song Titles

1. Pussywillows, Cat tails (by Gordon Lightfoot)
2. A Heart Like Home (by Laurel Murphy)
3. Woodstock (by Joni Mitchell)
4. Birembau (by Baden Powell/Vinicius de Moraes)
5. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to (by Cole Porter)
6. When I Was a Bird (by Laurel Murphy)
7. Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night Long (by Bruce Cockburn)
8. White Water (by Murray McLauchlan/Alan Rhody)
9. Nature Boy (by Eden Ahbez)

Produced by Laurel Murphy, Daryl Jahnke, Joby Baker

Vocals: Laurel Murphy / Piano: Miles Black, Chris Gestrin, Pablo Cardenas / Guitar: Daryl Jahnke / Bass: André Lachance, Jodi Proznick / Trumpet: Kevin Elaschuck, Daniel Lapp / Percussion: Joseph Pepe Danza / 3D vocals, looping and effects: Laurel Murphy