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Marty Morell: A Leader at Last

Read "Marty Morell: A Leader at Last" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Marty Morell recently began his fifth decade on the international jazz scene, but it was only recently that he recorded his first CD as a leader. Best known for his long stint as the drummer in the Bill Evans Trio between 1968 and 1974, after leaving Evans he lived and worked in Toronto for a number of years, playing with a number of Canadian bandleaders and also playing on soundtracks and jingles. Morell has performed on recordings by Henry “Red ...

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Marty Morell Jazz Quintet: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Drummer Marty Morell may not be a household name to many, but he does hold a significant jazz title as being the longest running member of the Bill Evans trio--for eight years (1968-1975). Although he did work steadily for artists during the 1960s, Morell provided a bridge between Paul Motian and Elliot Zigmund as the drummer in the famed pianist's trio. For the handful of trio albums that Evans made between 1963-1967, he used the services of Shelly Manne, Arnold ...


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