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"Dave Morrish Quartet"

Heres what jazz musicians are saying about singer,composer Dave Morrish and his music

" A wonderful Cd" ...Jazz singer and lyricist Mark Murphy

" A great talent that deserves to be heard" Sheila Jordan

" An important and gifted lyricist" Reggie Workman

" This brother writes some bad lyrics" Jimmy Heath

" A great singer" Cecil Brooks 111

" Dave always sounds good "
T.S Monk - Various quotes


"I forget how beautiful you are"
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The Dave Morrish Quartet. dmorrish@davemorrish.com

Dave is a gifted song stylist, composer and lyricist who has built a career as an all-around vocalist and whose versatility on stage leaves his audiences astonished as he delves into new invigorating arrangements of well known jazz tunes, American standards and pop favorites. Dave has an uncanny ability to give a tune his own personality. He has written lyrics to Thelonious Monk's "Monks dream"as well as "Night Bird from which he received notable acclaim from the Italian composer Enrico Pieranunzi. Impressed by Dave's lyrics saxophonist Jimmy Heath referred him to Milt Jackson as" the brother who writes some bad lyrics." A career which began as a rock and roll singer Dave landed a contract with New Orleans Monkee hill record label. At this time Dave became enthralled with jazz singer Jimmy Scott and left rock to pursue a career in jazz. Enrolling and graduating from The New school Jazz and contemporary music program in the heart of New York City's Greenwich village. He studied with some of the greatest names in jazz vocals including Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Amy London, Janet Lawson. In addition to vocalists he studied with Buster Williams, Chico Hamilton,Jane Ira Bloom and Reggie Workman.
Workman encouraged Dave to pursue his writing and lyricist skills. This lead to his first album " I forget How Beautiful you are" , a collection of original music and lyrics that singing great Mark Murphy called " a wonderful little CD".It features Dave's exceptional vocal skills, scatting and song writing. Currently Dave is in process of completing his second album. With his unique style and ingenuity, the music of Dave Morrish is refreshing and greatly rewarding to those who have an opportunity to hear this very gifted jazz musician.
Vince Giatomosi Jazz improv magazine

Key boardist and jazz organ player Rich Mcrae at 71 years is one of Newark's unsung gems and worth seeing in his own right. An original and lasting member of the famous soul jazz scene of Newark He has recently released his first album in years on Donci records "get here" A composer himself Rich captivates audiences with his old school charm and musicality.

Drummer Don Williams is the quintessential organ jazz drummer. A master who prefers the groove over the flash and the crash and it is a style that complements Dave's understated approach.He has played with all the greats of the organ jazz world including Jimmy Smith. He has performed throughout the world touring with the great singer Arthur Prysock and was for over 20 years the main drummer for the great jazz organist Jimmy Mcgriff.

Bob Devos - guitar The fourth member upon availability and currently one of the hottest guitarists on the circuit. The star ledger has reffered to Bob Devos as "everything you want in a jazz guitarist ."
Bob Devos also is a long time veteran of the jazz soul scene and again a tasteful, understated and groove oriented player who has played with numerous jazz greats.