sam morrison

sam morrison

BandJazzFunk

I play an eclectic mix of jazz styles from acid jazz, to rock/jazz fusion. Contemporary commercial jazz infuenced vocals are featured as well.

Biography

Sam Morrison is a jazz saxophone and flute player/
composer whose credits include being a member
of the Miles Davis Band. His performance with Miles
at the Newport Jazz Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, was very
favorably reviewed in the NY Times and the concert
recording was released on the Jazz Masters CD label.
Bootleg tapes of concert and club performances of the
band including Sam are sold by many collectors on the
internet. His record "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 the extraordinary
drummer/producer Narada Michael Walden and
incorporated world rythms in a tapestry of funk,
fusion and jazz. Mr. Morrison has played with many
legendary jazz greats like Gil Evans, Al Foster,
Buster Williams, Woody Shaw, and Billy Hart . He
toured Europe playing the large jazz festivals at
Vienne, Nice, Paris, and Stockholm recently with
Pucco and the Latin Soul Brothers. Sam is currently
a member of The Children on the Corner band, 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 and at
Fillmore East where he heard all the legendary rock
bands. These influences can all be heard in his current
release, "Miles Away" on Brown Bag Records.
CONTACT: BrownBagRecords@hotmail.com
catshifi@aol.com Brown Bag Records po box 12
Claryville, NY 12725 845-985-0514

Saxophonist and Miles Davis alum Sam Morrison
OUTSTANDING!!!!! Start to Finish.
Hi there "Miles Away" oh no, oh no, it is so near
this CD, great performance and production on
this CD from Sam, The variety is very suprising
and keeps you on your toes listening to it.....The
sliding Sax and vocals on
"Escape to Paradise" is a feast for everybody's ears.
For the rest of tracks....hey get the CD yourself
So pick up the CD and
"Lean back and Enjoy ! Joost van Steen Host/
producer Jazz & Blues Tour in The Netherlands.
What a great sound you have, I have played
several of your track to date and plan to
schedule more in future programs. Keep up the
good work and please keep me up to date with
your progress . Michael Criddle OzRadio Triple H-FM

Hi, I really enjoyed this CD. I have 2 jazz shows
on radio stations here in Auckland New Zealand
and will be playing a couple of tracks from the CD
on my shows in early feb. I really liked the track
"Very Sherie"... Thanks for sending the CD to me;
I would be interested in receiving any others that
Sam may have done in the past or will do in the future.
Mark Robinson GeorgeFM

When composing the titles for his album Sam
Morrison knew exactly in which directions he
wanted to go and take along all the fine musicians
accompanying him in his quest. For a talented
musician discovered at the time by the late Miles
Davis , it does not matter in which direction he
goes , have some vocals , rap or a guitar solo
all the titles on this album perfectly ending with
a tribute to Miles ( title track ) are of the same
great quality. This album is really too good to
go unnoticed on a small label , it indeed deserves
more attention.
Jazz.com broadcast Radio ARA , Luxembourg
Pascal Dorban

Gi Dussault - Upper Room Radio Show-Co-Host
& Co-Producer 2006-01-12
You need to have this CD. For all music lovers,

no excuse to not have this CD right
now on your CD players. No collection is complete
without this essential. Buy it, you
will not be dispointed.

Michael Criddle Triple H-FM OzRadio 2006-01-01
What a great sound you have, I have played
several of your track to date and plan to
schedule more in future programs. Keep up the
good work and please keep me up to
date with your progress

Valerie Brown-Radio 4RPH. Queensland, Australia.
Have aired "All for One", the first track on
this album, on my radio programme,
“Sounds of Jazz". Comments were very favourable:
"a sensitive sax player with imagination who
obviously knows his
craft"; "a well-knitted group with rapport and
musical creativity"; "guitar is intelligently placed
to give support to the group
and at the same time explore the player's own
pathway”. "I enjoyed listening to the whole
album and will certainly play
much more on future programmes. Thankyou
for giving me the opportunity to
hear this talented group for the first time.

Tony Augarde /BBC 2006-01-15
This CD proves Sam's versatility, as it ranges
from straight jazz through jazz-funk to popular

songs and even rap.
Sam's playing is interesting throughout, whether
on tenor sax, saxello or flute.

Theola Bright WHIL-Mobile 91.3 F

Lyrics

Peace Love and Cash Flow

Written By: lyrics by Sherie Skowronek, music by Sam Morrison

what happenned to peace and love
where did brother and sister go
can you still see the dove
is mass consumption all we know
I remember picking flowers
staring at the stars for hours
laughing loving like a child
living life
born to be wild
where did Woodstock go
peace love and cash flow
what happenned to save the earth
where did help the helpless go
what happenned to our rebirth
are weapons of mass destruction all we know
where did Woodstock go
peace love and cash flow

Discography

Dune - Sam Morrison - East wind/Inner City Records- 1976
Natural Layers- Sam Morrison - Chiarascuro Records -1978
Miles away- Sam Morrison - Brown Bag Records - 2006