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The Maury Story

Tell 'em Like it Was Epstein
Once in a While Green
Here's that Rainy Day Van Heusen
Nature Boy Abhez
Wilkeox Epstein
Autumn Leaves Mercer
The Ba Blues Epstein
Stablemates Golson
Tell 'em Like it Was: This original composition is based on George Gershwin’s "I Got Rhythm" (rhythm changes AABA song form). The title is inspired from a comment by an appreciative fan.

Once in a While: I arranged this standard as an assignment for a Vocal Jazz Ensemble
at Manhattan School of Music.

Here's that Rainy Day: This is one of my favorite standards which I was first exposed to while playing in the Mardi Gras night club in Cleveland, Ohio in the late 1990’s.
Maury Epstein Guitar & Band Leader
Mark Turner Tenor Sax
Dave Kikoski Piano
John Benitez Acoustic Bass
Cecil Brooks III Drums

The Maury Story was produced by Cecil Brooks III and Maury Epstein.

It will be released on Bluejay Records and can be purchased for
$18 (shipping included). You can also request a $14 DEMO copy from (shipping included)

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Latest Recordings

Going to Israel Blues  (MP3 download, 676 kb)

This original composition is based on the classic “Going to Chicago”/“Going to Kansas City”. Maury: compostion, vocals and guitar.


Hei’nei’ Ma’tov’  (MP3 download, 168 kb)

This Hebrew folk classic says how good it is when brothers and sisters and/or friends dwell together in peace/harmony/blessing.  Maury: vocals and guitar.


It’s You I Love the Most  (MP3 download, 588 kb)

Live @ Makor, January 4, 2005: This was my second performance at Makor and was part of their Singer/Songwriter showcase night. I sing back-up vocals and play guitar with Irene Mastrangeli who hails from Torino, Italy. She cites "Sting" as one of her main inspirations.

The following is a sample from one of my current projects which I call Epstein does Carlebach. It is the the Shlomo Carlebach melody for "Mizmor La David - Havu,"  which I arranged in a jazz style. It is done with a quartet featuring Scott Robert Avidon on tenor sax, Steve Swanson on acoustic bass, Ed Taylor on drums, and Maury on guitar.


Shlomo Carlebach  (MP3 download, 893 kb)

This Shlomo Carlebach melody can be heard in Orthodox Shuls/Synagogues and homes around the world each Shabbos. This arrangement is heavily laced with extended jazz improvisation. 


"Maury is one of the next generation of fine guitarists, he is worthy of the ears of any music lover."

- Rodney Jones
(Blue Note Records Recording Artist,
Guitarist, Rosie O'Donnel Show)