Sam Morrison - Howl Revisited

 
 
Techno/Acid/Jazz
 
Livingston Manor
United States
 
 
Band Description
 
Acid/techno/jazz artist,Sam Morrison is a soprano saxophone and alto flute player/composer whose credits include being a member of the Miles Davis Band
 
 
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Artist Biography
 
Sam Morrison is a soprano saxophone and alto flute player/composer whose credits include being a member of the Miles Davis Band. His performance with Miles at the 1975 Newport Jazz Festival (held that year at Avery Fisher Hall), was very favorably reviewed in the NY Times; part of that concert's recording was recently released in the Miles Davis bootleg series, volume 4; 1955-1975 Newport Jazz Festival. Other bootleg recordings of concert and club performances of the band including Sam are sold by many collectors on the internet. Morrison is also featured on the Columbia boxed set, The Complete On The Corner Sessions. 
His first solo recording, "Dune", from that period on Inner City/East Wind Records won critical acclaim in jazz circles as a ground breaking fusion album. His next album, "Natural Layers" on Chiaroscuro Records, utilized the talents of Grammy winning drummer/producer Narada Michael Walden and incorporated world rhythms in a tapestry of funk, fusion and jazz. 
Morrison has played and recorded with many legendary jazz, rock and blues greats such as Gil Evans, Al Foster, Buster Williams, Woody Shaw, Billy Hart, T-Bone Walker, and Michael Shrieve, Michael Brecker, Masabumi Kikuchi, and Ryo Kawasaki. He has toured Europe playing such major jazz festivals as Vienne, Nice, Paris, and Stockholm. Sam has been a member of "The Children on the Corner", the Electric Miles reunion band featuring bass legend Michael Henderson and jazz tabla pioneer Badal Roy. Sam studied music at Columbia University in NYC where he hung out regularly at jazz clubs like Slugs and the Village Vanguard, as well as at Fillmore East where he heard all the legendary rock bands of the day. 
All of these influences can be heard in his current release, "Howl Revisited" on Brown Bag Records. The title track is an authorized version of the classic legendary Allen Ginsberg poem that virtually launched the mid 20th century through present day literary and artistic sensibilities. Treated here in a techno jazz style that hopefully Ginsberg would approve, the vocal is performed by Morrison. 
Other pieces include:
"Neema" - co-written by Sam and the gifted South African singer Mapumba Cilombo; his spectacular voice conveys the beauty of his lyrics and melody. T Xiques plays electric bass on that cut, as well as guitar and bass on Hangin With Sherie, demonstrating Xiques' remarkable multi instrumental chops. 
"Juxtaposition" is just Morrison on soprano sax and alto flute and a Macintosh computer doing synth, drums, and orchestration. 
His previous CD, Dark Matter, received great reviews in the US and Europe, and is also available through Brown Bag Records. 
You can contact Sam through Facebook or at brownbagrecords@hotmail.com. All of his CDs are available at CDbaby.com and iTunes.
Latest DJ review:
 
Station/Company: Radio 794Date: 2016-12-26 09:40:41
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28. Sam Morrison Juxtaposition CDJ1222 4.52 1 2016 The album “Howl Revisited” is an acid jazz, fusion, techojazz albums. All that kind of style of music you will meet on this album. The song “Juxtaposition” is a song with SAM on the soprano saxophone and alto flute. But all the other instruments comes form the computer. But through the great talent of Sam Morrison it remains jazz with freedom of improvisation. Of course through his playing on the sax and flute, but also the whote of it. Can computers make jazz- music? Well it does, when a man like Sam Morrison programs the computer and when he plays the ‘analog’ instruments, it seems that the other instruments are also played analog.
 
 
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Howl Revisited" by Sam Morrison on Brown Bag Records. The title track is an authorized version of the classic legendary Allen Ginsberg poem that virtually launched the mid 20th century through present day literary and artistic sensibilities. Treated here in a techno jazz style that hopefully Ginsberg would approve, the vocal is performed by Morrison. 
Other pieces include:
"Neema" - co-written by Sam and the gifted South African singer Mapumba Cilombo; his spectacular voice conveys the beauty of his lyrics and melody. 
"Juxtaposition" and Eternal Hexagon feature Morrison on soprano sax and alto flute and a Macintosh computer doing synth, drums, and orchestration. 
His previous CDs,  Dark Matter and Miles Away received great reviews in the US and Europe, and is also available on Brown Bag Records thru CD Baby and Itunes.
 

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