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Sarah Morrow: The American All-Stars In Paris

Read "The American  All-Stars In Paris" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes


"The new album, said Sarah Morrow as she introduced “Simone at a recent concert at Iridium, “is a collection of American standards that connect with French listeners. She should know; the trombonist has been a resident of Paris for a number of years now. The album opens with a New Orleans-tinged rendition of the Mercer/Elfman hit “And The Angels Sing, showcasing the chemistry of Morrow and saxophonist Hal Singer. There is more space for improvisation on the ...

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Sarah Morrow: The American All Stars In Paris

Read "The American All Stars In Paris" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


It seems like a familiar story by now. A group of American ex-pat musicians in Paris is well regarded there, despite having little recognition on this side of the Atlantic. Trombonist Sarah Morrow is here joined by veteran saxman Hal Singer, organist Rhoda Scott, bassist Wayne Dockery (a former Jazz Messenger), and drummer John Betsch. Two French musicians also contribute to this loose session.

The album begins with a version of Ziggy Elman's “And The Angels Sing," and ...

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Sarah Morrow: American All-Stars in Paris

Read "American All-Stars in Paris" reviewed by Jim Santella


Backed by a hot jazz ensemble from Paris, trombonist Sarah Morrow steps out with a firm grasp of the situation. She and her band swing hard, creatively interpreting these standard tunes. Her solo trombone voice, alongside those of tenor giant Hal Singer and organist Rhoda Scott, results in a hearty party that could last all night long.

“Blue Monk" receives a down and dirty blues texture that oozes with deep passion. “Honeysuckle Rose" wails with a light swing ...

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Sarah Morrow: Greenlight

Read "Greenlight" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Shades of Melba Liston, another trombone player from the distaff side! Playing this sometimes clumsy instrument can be a real challenge for a woman given the stretch needed for the slide and high-level breath control required. But there are no obstacles for Sarah Morrow. Ohio born, but working mainly in Europe and was discovered by Ray Charles, she became the first female member of his Orchestra.

Morrow's inaugural album is a set of challenging and exciting music. All but two ...

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Sarah Morrow: Greenlight

Read "Greenlight" reviewed by Jim Santella


Trombonist Sarah Morrow has it all: creative music with a strong traditional foundation and superb musical skills. Her session swings in a rhythmic groove, and there's plenty of room for ballads. “All Blues" summarizes the session with sparkling glimpses, both old and new. However, the use of space to make room for James Hurt's piano musings and associated changes in mood tends to make the session drag on and lose its excitement in places. Morrow is an exciting player with ...


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