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Chris Morrissey

Chris Morrissey is a songwriter, a bassist, a singer, a music director, a leo, an uncle, a lover of most cats and some dogs, a New Yorker, a Minnesotan, a yoga practicer, a wino, a restaurant frequenter, and joke teller/appreciator. As a bassist, he's logged hundreds of thousands of miles touring five continents with the Jim Campilongo Trio, Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet, Beat Music, Dave King Trucking Company, Sara Bareilles, Chris Thile’s “Live From Here” house band, Margaret Glaspy, Boy George, Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird, Mason Jennings, Gretchen Parlato, Trixie Whitley, Gabriel Kahane, and Amy Helm. As a music director, he assembled bands, arranged and rehearsed repertoire for tour and TV for Sara Bareilles (on her Album of the Year Grammy nominated “The Blessed Unrest” tours), Sharon Van Etten (Remind Me Tomorrow tours), Trixie Whitley (Porta Bohemica tours), and Elle King (Shake The Spirit tours). As a composer and band leader, Mr

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The Sound Of Listening

Label: Edition Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Path To Bliss; The Most Important Question; A Way Of Looking; Our Essential Nature; The Courage To Be Free; Everything Changed After You Left; The Sound Of Listening; Under The Influence; Practicing Silence; Continuation.

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Article: Album Review

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: The Sound Of Listening

Read "The Sound Of Listening" reviewed by Chris May


There is something tantalisingly out of reach on the Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet's The Sound Of Listening. It is not “difficult" music, but it is cryptic. After multiple replays the code remains unbroken. It seems something important is going on but... what exactly? It is rather like encountering Guiliana's fellow New Yorker, tenor saxophonist Oded Tzur ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson, Chris Morrissey, Mathias Eick & Other New Releases

Read "Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson, Chris Morrissey, Mathias Eick & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Another truckload of great new and upcoming albums this week, for a show that highlights the beauty of jazz projects which are not aligned with the esthetics of major labels. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Kurt Elling “Circus" SuperBlue (Edition) 0:16 Host talks ...

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Article: Album Review

Mark Guiliana: Jersey

Read "Jersey" reviewed by Geno Thackara


With an all-encompassing style that keeps him in high demand throughout the jazz world and beyond, perhaps it's unsurprising (if unfortunate) that Mark Guiliana boasts only a handful of titles to his own name. The middle of the 2010s saw him drumming in sessions with Dave Douglas or Avishai Cohen (among others) to briefly subbing with ...

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Article: Album Review

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: Jersey

Read "Jersey" reviewed by Troy Dostert


When it comes to the boundary-stretching spirit that has become so widespread among many of today's leading jazz musicians, drummer Mark Guiliana deserves credit for being one of the most enthusiastic embodiments of this attitude. He has a longstanding passion for electronic music, as heard especially on the releases on his own Beat Music label (2014's ...

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Article: Interview

Mark Guiliana: A Natural Progression of Research

Read "Mark Guiliana: A Natural Progression of Research" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Mark Guiliana is a prominent figure among the new wave of drummer-leaders of his generation. The upcoming album Jersey is the second with his Jazz Quartet and marks his debut for Motema Music. All About Jazz met him last July, before his performance at the Malta Jazz Festival, to speak about his ability to seamlessly integrate ...

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Article: Interview

Mark Guiliana: a natural progression of research

Read "Mark Guiliana: a natural progression of research" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Esponenente di punta della nuova generazione di batteristi/leader, Mark Guiliana sta per pubblicare il nuovo album del suo quartetto acustico, Jersey (Motema Music) da noi recensito in anteprima, che vede la presenza del pianista Fabian Almazan al posto di Shai Maestro. Una tappa del suo lungo tour estivo era il Jazz Festival di Malta di fine ...

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Article: Album Review

John Raymond & Real Feels: Real Feels - Live Vol. 1

Read "Real Feels - Live Vol. 1" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Trumpeter John Raymond's Real Feels trio with guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan earned praise for the titular studio release earlier in 2016 with its fresh and modernist take on classics pop tunes and beloved hymns. They took that vibe to the streets in numerous gigs and venues capturing the magic from two dates in ...

Article: Live Review

Bergamo Jazz 2016

Read "Bergamo Jazz 2016" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Bergamo Jazz 2016 13-20 mar. Tutto sommato Bergamo Jazz 2016 ha tenuto fede alle parole programmatiche di Dave Douglas, suo nuovo direttore artistico, tese a presentare “un ampio spaccato di alcune delle espressioni di questa musica in costante evoluzione...," in considerazione anche del fatto che essa “ci arriva in varie forme e ...


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