Orientation

by Greg Murphy

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Initiation, introduction, direction, perspective, and point-of view are all associated with the word orientation. While a title may suggest many meanings, the concept of this recording is rooted in an attitude of selfless love and service, respectful to the awakening potential of all spiritual beings. Orientation…intention…expression…vibration.

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released August 22, 2005

Greg Murphy - Piano and Keyboards, Raphael Cruz - Percussion
Alex Hernandez - Acoustic and Electric Bass, Noel Sagerman - Drums, Lawrence Clark - Tenor Saxophone.

Composed, Produced and Arranged by Greg Murphy (except*)
All original compositions published by EMT / ASCAP
*Orientation arranged by Greg Murphy and Raphael Cruz
Recorded and mixed by Paul Wickliffe www.skylinepro.com
Recorded April 5th and May 9th 2005 at Charlestown Road Studios, Hampton, NJ
Mixed / Mastered July 20th, 2005 at Skyline Productions, Warren, NJ
Graphic design and liner notes by Marc Murphy
*I Thought about You, Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
*What’s New Music by Bob Haggard © 1939, renewed Warner Brothers, Inc.

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Greg Murphy New York, New York

Chicago native Greg Murphy has been a fixture on the New York City jazz scene since the 1980's, performing and recording with numerous jazz luminaries.

Greg began his musical adventures in 1971 when he joined the Ray-Fisk Grammar School Band in Chicago. His classical studies began later that year with Lucia Santini at Roosevelt University.
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Track Name: I Thought About You
lyrics by Johnny Mercer

I took a trip on a train
And I thought about you
I passed a shadowy lane
And I thought about you

Two or three cars parked under the stars
Winding stream
Moon shining down on some little town
And with each beam, the same old dream

And every stop that we made
Oh, I thought about you
And when I pulled down the shade
Then I really felt blue

I peeped through the crack
Looked at the track
Oh I'm going back to you
And what did I do? I thought about you

There were two or three cars parked under the stars
Winding stream
Moon shining down on some little town
And with each beam, the same old dream

And then I peeped through the crack
And looked at the track
Oh I'm going back to you
And what did I do? I thought about you
Track Name: Alternate Voices
Lyrics by Greg Murphy

Soon the time will come when we
Will live in harmony
Peace, happiness for all to see
A growing love that we will find
Within our own lifetime

Come and take a trip with me
To voices we can see
Awakening with you and me
Becoming all that we can share
Our love and strength is everywhere

What we need for you to feel is that it can be real
We must search to find the balance that’s within our mind, and
Then it will be easy to find
The alternating voice within us, within time
And change the way we live
So that our hearts are free to give
Let’s believe that it can happen soon
So that we can go to the next tune

Soon the time will come when we
Will live in love
Track Name: What's New
lyrics by Johnny Burke

What's new?
How is the world treating you?
You haven't changed a bit
Lovely as ever, I must admit

What's new?
How did that romance come through?
We haven't met since then
Gee, but it's nice to see you again

What's new?
Probably I'm boring you
But seeing you is grand
And you were sweet to offer your hand

I understand. Adieu!
Pardon my asking what's new
Of course you couldn't know
I haven't changed, I still love you so
Track Name: A Strain From Wayne
Lyrics for A Strain From Wayne
Alzo Wright

Through the music’s eyes
With notes which harmonize
The melody of love beams through
Enrapturing
All love mates’ hearts do sing
When love is true

Music of the spheres
Just traverses the years
And radiates such warmth and glee
It captivates
While paradise at once appears

It’s amazing how
Songs always allow
The spirit to wander and roam
Looking for the essence of the
Moment when the heart
Just flutters from the start
Then lovers rejoice in pleasure

Gladness is extreme
When love becomes supreme
And happiness takes center stage
Let music play and
Let all lovers sway
Since love’s their treasure