Flying high following a series of engagements across the U.K., Mark Murphy returns to his perch at Birdland for four nights in August. Known for his radical reworking of standards as well as the lyrics to such classics as "Stolen Moments" and "Red Clay," Murphy stands as the most inventive vocalist of his generation. A six-time Grammy nominee, Murphy has enjoyed a prolific recording career with 40 releases over the past four decades. His most recent, Bop for Miles: Live in Paris (High Note Records), is released on August 3. His Birdland dates features songs from this new album as well as Murphy's classic material. He is accompanied by pianist Misha Piatigorsky, bassist John Benitez, and drummer Obed Calbaire.