Paul Murphy

Real Name:
Paul Murphy
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British jazz DJ, and producer.

Paul was first bitten by the DJ bug in the late 1970s when he was promoting a club night The Kingswood Club and the DJ didn't turn up due to inclement weather. A string of Chitlin Circuit gigs followed till the big moment finally arrives with the opening Jaffas at The Horseshoe, Tottenham Court Road, London, W1. The club was the first to mix jazz with the infant Jazz Dance scene. Guests included British acts such as Morrisey Mullen, Paz, Breakfast Band, Gonzalez, and the legendary Heath Brothers (on the night of the Brixton Riots!).

Further mishaps and adventures followed including a year running record shop Fusion Records in Clerkenwell, and promoting a concert at the YMCA featuring Brazilian singer/pianist Tania Maria. Other London gigs and clubs Paul Murphy has played include: The Electric Ballroom (Camden Town), where Paul started the now legendary Jazz Room, The Wag Club (Soho, W1), The 100 Club (Oxford Street, W1), The Comedy Store (London, W1), and The Sol Y Sombra (Charlotte Street, W1).

From 1984 to 1986, Paul ran "Palladin Records" which released the now seminal "Venceremos" by London based collective Working Week. He also released albums by Tommy Chase, Jimmy McGriff, and Phil Upchurch, amongst many others.

Murphy was also the first Wire Magazine DJ of the Year in 1985.

Eddie Piller of label Acid Jazz rediscovered Paul in Ireland after his mysterious disappearance from the club scene at the beginning of the 1990s. Paul took up his offer of a residency at the much missed Blue Note club in London's Hoxton Square. This put Paul right back in the spotlight and soon offers to record and DJ were pouring in, including appearing on Afro Art Records, the London based label founded by former Ballistic Brother Ashley Beedle.

Since late 2019, Paul launched Jazz Room Records, named after his big hit track, "Present: Jazz Room" (2001).
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Albums

UELP 01 Paul Murphy - The Trip album art Paul Murphy The Trip (Album) Afro Art UELP 01 UK 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

UE709 Paul Murphy - Soul Call album art Paul Murphy Soul Call(7", Single) Afro Art UE709 UK 2003 Sell This Version
UE 010 Paul Murphy - Seven Samurai album art Paul Murphy Seven Samurai Afro Art UE 010 UK 2006 Sell This Version
REJP-005, EP.005 Paul Murphy - The Trip album art Paul Murphy The Trip(12", EP) Routine Records, Routine Jazz Label REJP-005, EP.005 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Resense 009 Paul Murphy - Calypso Redub / Et De Clarinete album art Paul Murphy / Palov & Mishkin Paul Murphy / Palov & Mishkin - Calypso Redub / Et De Clarinete RESENSE Resense 009 Austria 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

30AP 3166 Paul Murphy - Jazz Club For Beginners album art Paul Murphy Jazz Club For Beginners(LP, Comp) CBS/Sony 30AP 3166 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
CDBGPD 275 Paul Murphy - The Return Of Jazz Club album art Paul Murphy The Return Of Jazz Club(CD, Comp) BGP Records CDBGPD 275 UK 2014 Sell This Version
BBE465CLP Paul Murphy - The Jazz Room album art Paul Murphy The Jazz Room(2xLP, Comp) BBE BBE465CLP UK 2019 Sell This Version