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Dave Morgan is a composer and bassist based in Northeast Ohio. He is a member of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.

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Shark NATO on a Plane

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Shark NATO on a Plane; July Groove / September Funk; What Barney? (the Barney Miller theme); Summertime; Into the Fourth Dimension; Professional Development; Rock Bottom; Blue Jay Way; I Feel Free; Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky.

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Funk Shui NYC: Shark NATO on a Plane

Read "Shark NATO on a Plane" reviewed by Jack Bowers


While some older listeners (and younger ones as well) may be thrown slightly off-kilter and find it hard to apprehend exactly what Funk Shui NYC is about, it must be conceded that the New York-based ensemble in all likelihood represents the future of big-band jazz, or at least a sizeable and assertive chunk of it. The ...

Album

Blue Is More Than a Color

Label: Being Time Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Point of Beginning; Blue Is More Than a Color; Jungian Slip; Coisa Nova; In This Moment; You Never Were; Cosmology.

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Dave Morgan: Blue Is More Than a Color

Read "Blue Is More Than a Color" reviewed by Mark Corroto


With the modern availability of inexpensive recording technology, seemingly anyone can turn out a jazz release. It is, accordingly, a pleasure when a release comes about marked by superior craftsmanship. Blue Is More Than A Color, a jazz orchestra disc, is a fine example of not only excellent sound (not an easy task with 26 pieces) ...

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Dave Morgan: Blue Is More Than a Color

Read "Blue Is More Than a Color" reviewed by Jack Bowers


If nothing else, bassist-composer Dave Morgan's album, Blue Is More Than a Color, affirms that big-band jazz is alive and well in the Akron, Ohio, area. Perhaps more than coincidentally, Morgan's large and well-drilled ensemble plies its trade on a regular basis at Akron's Blu Jazz Club whose patrons may presumably hear previews of the seven ...

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The jazz of summer

The jazz of summer

The concert season in southern Florida pretty much mirrors the months when the area has the most visitors and seasonal residents.... say October through late April or early May. While that makes great sense, some programmers are also taking note that a considerable number of Floridians don't go north for the summer, or for the full ...

News: Performance / Tour

Spotlighting Naples-area jazz talent

Spotlighting Naples-area jazz talent

Two Naples FL bandleaders brought their groups to Port Charlotte on Monday, April 11 to close the Charlotte County Jazz Society's 25th Anniversary Season with a double concert. Dave Morgan, a triple threat performer on vibes, vocals and drums, stuck to the first two skills in a strong performance by his quartet, which included Mac Chrupcala ...

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Dave Morgan & Friends: Kirtland, OH, February 24, 2012

Read "Dave Morgan & Friends: Kirtland, OH, February 24, 2012" reviewed by Matt Marshall


Dave Morgan & Friends40th Annual Lakeland Jazz FestivalKirtland, OHFebruary 24, 2012On the opening night of the 40th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival, bassist Dave Morgan gathered a host of friends and treated Northeast Ohioans to a rare performance of his The Way of the Sly Man (Being Time, 2010). The piece, based ...

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Joe Lovano with Family and Friends: Cleveland Heights, December 28, 2010

Read "Joe Lovano with Family and Friends: Cleveland Heights, December 28, 2010" reviewed by Matt Marshall


Joe LovanoNighttownCleveland Heights, OhioDecember 28, 2010 Late into the third set of his homecoming gig with family and friends at Nighttown, saxophonist Joe Lovano took to the mike to remind all in attendance that “Cleveland has always had a creative music scene goin' on." It felt part pep talk, part classic ...


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