Turk on His Own
Over four decades, Turk unwaveringly championed traditional jazz, a term he himself coined.
Turk continued to arrange and compose for his band, as well as for movies, television, and Broadway, and his music was widely recorded.
The Turk Murphy Jazz Band toured nationally and internationally, and Turk established Earthquake McGoon’s, the landmark San Francisco jazz club.
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