Since Mike Murley came to Toronto in 1981 from his home in Nova Scotia, he’s been part of many, many jazz milestones over the last 40 years.

He was part of Juno-winning albums with guitarist Ed Bickert, he was a key member of Rob McConnell’s tentet, he’s worked on collaborations with David Braid, and he’s won multiple Junos with the contemporary group Metalwood. He’s also made a number of solo recordings and worked with dozens of international artists.

Murley has just released a new album with pianist, vocalist and composer Hannah Barstow called In a Summer Dream. 

He joined us to talk more about the record.