Spud Murphy

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        Spud Murphy had a long career in music, being important to jazz in two very different periods. He studied clarinet and trumpet (the latter with Red Nichols' father). He played with Jimmy Joy (1927-28), Ross Gorman and in 1928 recorded on oboe with Slim Lamar in 1928. Always more important as a composer-arranger than as an instrumentalist, Murphy contributed arrangements during the 1930-34 period to the bands of Austin Wylie, Jan Garber, Mal Hallett and Joe Haymes among others. H... Read more

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