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Two new recordings available in fall 2019

Cornerstone Records proudly presents Taking Flight, a new recording from saxophonist Mike Murley with special guest pianist Renee Rosnes.  Also featured are regular Murley collaborators, bassists Steve Wallace and Jim Vivian and guitarist Reg Schwager.  Canadian-born, New York-based Rosnes brings a new voice to the mainstream chamber jazz trio sounds Murley has produced on Cornerstone […]

Liebman/Murley Quartet “Live at U of T” nominated for 2019 Juno Award

The Dave Liebman/Mike Murley Quartet featuring Jim Vivian and Terry Clark has been nominated for a 2019 Juno Award. The album is available on iTunes

THE NORTH wins 2018 Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year (Group)

Recording now available on iTunes or Bandcamp The North has won the 2018 Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year (Group)  “The North” is a jazz quartet creating music combining the experiences of jazz musicians living in Canada and Scandinavia.  Multi-Juno Award winners David Braid and Mike Murley are long time musical collaborators as are Danish […]

New Liebman/Murley recording now available on iTunes

U of T Jazz presents Liebman/Murley Quartet featuring Jim Vivian and Terry Clarke  Live at U of T Purchase on iTunes U of T Jazz has been privileged to have Dave Liebman as a visiting artist/adjunct professor since 2013.  His tenure has culminated in two important recording collaborations with students and faculty.  The student collaboration […]

Latest trio CD release “Ship Without a Sail”

Cornerstone Records proudly presents “Ship Without a Sail”, a new trio recording from saxophonist Mike Murley featuring bassist Steve Wallace and guitarist Reg Schwager. A follow up to the 2014 release “Looking Back”, this new CD continues to present mainstream chamber jazz at its best. Always swinging and lyrical, the trio represents a link to […]

“Looking Back” Trio CD

“Looking Back”, a new Cornerstone CD by saxophonist Mike Murley’s Trio, was released at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto on May 22, 2014.  Featuring guitarist Reg Schwager and bassist Steve Wallace, this program of jazz standards follows in the tradition of Murley’s previous Juno Award-winning trio recordings that featured Wallace and the legendary Ed Bickert. […]

UTJO “Reflections” featuring Mike Murley officially released

The University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra released “Reflections”, a CD featuring the music of Mike Murley, on Oct 24/13. For more information about the recording please refer to the press release at this link: Media Release – UTJO REFLECTIONS Featuring Mike Murley – Sept. 27, 2013 To purchase on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/reflections/id722947696 To read a recent […]

Murley, Bickert, and Wallace “Test of Time” wins 2013 Juno Award

Murley, Bickert, and Wallace “Test of Time” has won the 2013 Juno Award in the traditional jazz category.  Thanks to Ed Bickert and Steve Wallace for their wonderful playing and to Barry Elmes for his hard work in bringing these tracks back to the light of day!  I am so pleased that so many people […]

New CD release by Murley, Bickert, and Wallace

Cornerstone Records presents Test of Time, a new CD release by Murley, Bickert, and Wallace Mike Murley – tenor saxophone Ed Bickert – guitar Steve Wallace – bass Formed in 1998 in by saxophonist Mike Murley, this trio’s only previous release Live at the Senator won the 2002 Juno Award for best mainstream jazz album. […]

Mike Murley Septet “Still Rollin’” nominated for 2012 Juno Award

Still Rollin’, the latest CD release from Toronto saxophonist Mike Murley, has been nominated for a 2012 Juno Award in the traditional jazz category.  This debut recording for Murley’s septet features the saxophonist’s compositions and arrangements performed by some of Canada’s finest jazz improvisers. Mike Murley – tenor saxophone Tara Davidson – soprano and alto […]