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Ymir's Bones by Ben Morris

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Album Title: Pocket Guides
Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2022


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About the Album

Writing for his large, uniquely-voiced ensemble, and with influences ranging from traditional Norwegian folk music, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music, composer/pianist Ben Morris's dynamic debut surprises and captivates. With his core group - Zosha Warpeha on Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and violin, Juan Olivares on clarinet, Dan Montgomery on bass, Evan Hyde on drums, and Ben on piano - he was invited to premiere four original pieces at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2019, setting in motion the inspiration to expand the ensemble and compositions to create ‘Pocket Guides.’ With visions of bustling foreign cities, Norse mythology, tundras and waterways, Morris's music is cinematic, surprising and visceral, the rich textures reflecting his experiences living and studying in Norway, Korea, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, and now Colorado.

Song Listing

Ymir's Bones; Hongdae After Midnight; A Lost Pair of Kites; Bubbles in a River; Hvalsang; Old Barney; Fellfields; Edvard.


Additional Personnel

John Boggs: voice.

Date featured

May 31, 2022

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