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Joe Morris was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 13, 1955. At the age of 12 he took lessons on the trumpet for one year. He started on guitar in 1969 at the age of 14. He played his first professional gig later that year. With the exception of a few lessons he is self-taught. The influence of Jimi Hendrix and other guitarists of that period led him to concentrate on learning to play the blues. Soon thereafter his sister gave him a copy of John Coltrane's OM which inspired him to learn about Jazz and New Music. From age 15 to 17 he attended a student run alternative High School called The Unschool in downtown New Haven next to the campus of Yale University

Studio Sessions Vol. 3

Label: Gaucimusic
Released: 2020
Track listing: Untitled Improvisation 1; Untitled Improvisation 2.

Shamanism

Label: Mahakala Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Prophets and Healers; Shamanism; Spirit World; Trance; Altered States of Consciousness; Spiritual Energies; One Who Knows; Divination; Supernatural Faith; Religious Ecstasy.

Out of the Hole

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2020
Track listing: Out of the Hole; Aprosexia; Umwelt; Tunnel Mouth; Ed Sullivan; Stella by Starlight.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ivo Perelman: Shamanism

Read "Shamanism" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's impressive oeuvre is marked by its creator's singular talent of balancing intellectual rigor and passionate abandon. Perelman's improvisation-heavy pieces are dynamic and intricately constructed, sometimes resembling tone poems in their evocative nature. His 2020 Shamanism consists of ten of these which are imbued with sublime spirituality. Joining Perelman on this ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

New Music from Ivo Perelman

Read "New Music from Ivo Perelman" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Ivo Perelman sent me three new albums. When I saw the musicians involved it reminded me of some other great releases featuring those people. I had a search in the archive and pulled together some music to compliment the new releases from Perelman. There's also two great new albums—one from Samo Salamon & Friends, and the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Russ Lossing: Traces: Two Song Cycles

Read "Traces: Two Song Cycles" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is an HBO television series, A World of Calm, which delivers thirty-minute vignettes on subjects from trees to snowfall to the vastness of the universe. The unhurried series is designed to elicit restfulness while at the same time provoking deep concentration. The same can be said of Traces, a quartet project by pianist Russ Lossing. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Maria Schneider, Joe Morris, Rick Cutler and More

Read "Maria Schneider, Joe Morris, Rick Cutler and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we open with music off the brilliant new album by Maria Schneider's Orchestra, Data Lords. Also featured are Petr Cancura, Micah Thomas, Ben Rosenblum and David Billingsley and we explore the connections between these emerging artists and masters like Bob Brookmeyer, Joe Morris and Rick Cutler. Enjoy the show! Playlist Maria Schneider ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

David S. Ware New Quartet: Théâtre Garonne, 2008

Read "Théâtre Garonne, 2008" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

È giusto ricordare un gigante come David S. Ware. La quantità di energia e poesia che egli convoglia nella propria musica e nel suono poderoso del sax tenore (e stritch) lo accomuna a grandi come Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler. L'etichetta AUM Fidelity lo ricorda con merito nella collana a lui appositamente dedicata, denominata DSW-ARC ...

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Elmo Hope and Joe Morris

Elmo Hope and Joe Morris

Bebop's fast tempo and complex rhythms were embraced by modern-jazz fans when the jazz style emerged in the mid-1940s. But bop also provided jump blues with an opening. Bebop was spectacular and electrifying, but it wasn't for dancing. It was mostly for sitting and listening. As a result, the big-beat, horn-driven dance music made major inroads ...


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