Morrice Blackwell

Morrice Blackwell

Owner and publisher of jazzreview.com, Morrice Blackwell is a christian husband dad jazz fan website developing marketing manager basketball playing engineer that lives for photography.

This collectively lead trio was born a little over a year ago as a project bringing together three of Norways leading jazz musicians on Hammond B3 organ drums and guitar. Jarle Vespestad and Jacob Young belong to the new generation of Norwegian musicians on ECM records. Roy Powell (UK) lives in Oslo with a background in British cutting-edge jazz having played with the Creative Jazz Orchestra and leading American musicians such as Art Farmer Anthony Braxton Vince Mendoza and Mike Gibbs. The Trio's debut CD comes out on PVY Records Corp. March 12th 2011. Compositions by Jacob Young and Roy Powell. Available on iTunes and at CD Baby video
April 4, 1968 is a tragic day in our countrys history. It marks the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis TN. Bassist/composer Marcus Shelby whose family is from Memphis TN pays tribute to Dr. King on April 4 with 4 new videos featuring music from Shelby's widely acclaimed CD "Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." This is a very personal project for Shelby who had several family members in the "I Am A Man" march and several who were arrested in the struggles. The videos include "Memphis: I Am A Man" "Soul of the Movement" "We're a Winner" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord." ht...
Known for their industry first "Applum" - a complete record delivered solely through the iTunes App Store - New York Jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp and renowned guitarist/vocalist Derek Lee Bronstons jazz group "The Song Project" has partnered with South Carolina Bank and Trust on a return tour of the Carolinas culminating in a performance whose partial proceeds will benefit the Women's Shelter Health Services of Charlotte NC. SC-raised trumpeter Mark Rapp is looking forward to the return tour saying "I love coming home to play for family and friends and the audiences in general are some of the best." Acting as the group's mobility sponsor...
06.04.2011

Sean Sullivan

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From blues to bossa to ballads to swing to latin to folk to funk to reggae to bebop, singer/songwriter/guitarist Sean Sullivan always serves up a savory gumbo of grooves from his own distinctive melting pot. The southern-born native New Yorker and Tribeca resident believes family heritage and environment are key ingredients in his ability to cook up myriad musical flavors. “My activist mother was born in West Virginia, of French and Cherokee descent, her father was a Nazarene minister, and his father was a bible-totin’ circuit rider (c.c.rider). In a sense”, Sullivan adds, “I feel as though I carry on preaching in performance.” Add to this ru...
Tarek Yamani Wins 2010 Composition Competition Congratulations to Tarek Yamani, winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition, sponsored by BMI. Yamani’s winning composition is titled “Sama’i Yamani.” Tarek Yamani was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He studied classical piano as a child and then turned his attention to guitar and heavy metal until he discovered jazz. At age 19, Yamani taught himself jazz theory and immersed himself in jazz recordings. His musical curiosity also led him to explore other styles of music, including Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco, electronic, and Arabic. In 2001, after r...
Savile Studios, under the management of Savile and Chrome Ltd opened its doors in August 2010 and have already been accredited as the UK’s prime spot for Jazz. Working in close partnership with Jazz Yorkshire, the studios have launched Jazz Yorkshire £150/Day scheme which offers the members of the Jazz Community the facilities of Studio 1, the rehearsal room and an engineer at only £150 a day. Savile and Chrome have already had renowned artists such as Tommy Evans, IDST, and the award winning artist Ellie Goulding recording at their studios. It is also the home of the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra who is sponsored by Savile and Chrome Ltd....
With a new Miles Davis companion guide right around the corner from release later this month on eBook format and a physical paperback edition following shortly thereafter, there is a lot to be excited about. In the weeks leading up to its release other Miles Davis goodies have been uncovered and released such as a new "Miles Davis Bitches Brew Live” CD available from Columbia/Legacy Recordings and a newly uploaded rare 1969 interview from the “In A Silent Way” era. The eBook “Miles: The Companion Guide To The Autobiography” which is tentatively slated for a late February release this year in Apple’s iBookstore (for iPad), Amazon’s Kindle...
Monday Night: Live at the Green Mill II Exactly what jazz fans of all ages have been waiting for ! Patricia Barber ( www.patriciabarber.com ) has just released yet another stunning album, "Monday Night: Live at the Green Mill, Volume 2." From the first heart-humming tones of "Triste," to the last, lingering note of "Summertime," this 9-track album (currently available in MP3 and FLAC format) holds the listener suspended in time, awash in a sea of emotion. "Like JT," a powerful, yet artful piece of piano work; "Blue Bossa," a waterfall of vocalizations blended with delicate melody; "Sm...
Multi-talented Philadelphia Jazz Prodigy Ernest Stuart Releases Self-Produced Debut CD “Solitary Walker” March 15, 2011 Trombonist Has Played with Grammy Award-winning Artists “The Roots” and “Vanguard Jazz Orchestra” From humble beginnings to headlining Philadelphia and New York City clubs, Ernest Stuart is a multi-talented trombonist who’s played alongside The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Branford Marsalis, Billy Paul, The O’Jays, Charles Tolliver Big Band and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, among others. Stuart’s heavily awaited debut CD, Solitary Walker, rolls out nationally on March 15, 2011 at a SRP of $15.00 and i...
Hawaiian Jazz crooner, Paul Shimomoto, has won the Jazz Album of the Year award in the 15th Annual Hawaii Music Awards for his work on “All That Hawaiian Jazz” (Oct. 2010). The award is Paul’s second, consecutive Hawaii Music Award; his previous CD, “Sentimental Alibi” (Dec. 2007), won the award for Best Contemporary Hawaiian Album of the Year in the 11th Annual Hawaii Music Awards. Both efforts were self-produced under Paul’s own label, Leo Hano Records. A complete list of this year’s winners can be found at: http://www.thehawaiimusicawards.com/theHawaiiMusicAwards/2011_WINNERS_LIST.html “All That Hawaiian Jazz” features nine tracks all...