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Joe Morris on bass in the debut recording of his new trio with drummer Luther Gray and Czech saxophonist Petr Cancura, modern out jazz from this NY leader.

Morris, Joe

Morris, Joe: Wildlife (Aum Fidelity)
Label: Aum Fidelity    
Released in: USA    

"Wildlife is the debut recording of a new group concept from Jazz Master nonpareil Joe Morris. Within this trio anything is possible. Joe Morris is here featured on bass. Petr Cancura, a remarkably gifted young musician (featured here on tenor and alto sax, and as recording engineer!), is a Czech Republic native who now resides in Brooklyn (by way of Ottawa, then Boston). Petr's name was new to us at AUM Fidelity when Joe first spoke of his great musical gifts, which are on gorgeous display here. Drummer Luther Gray developed from kicking it in punk rock bands in Washington DC in the late 80s to being a jazz drummer of great finesse and technique in the modern day. He has been working with Joe Morris since 2002.

The warm and inviting glow of their first group recording together emphasizes a very modern swing with each member of the trio drawn toward melodic elucidation via joy of creation. This is an incredible and profound album of fully improvised music and it brings a great wealth of enduring sonic sustenance.-"SJ, Aum Fidelity

From the liner notes by Joe Morris:"Wildlife improvises openly and collectively. Understanding the value of spirit and emotion is a part of the improviser's skill set. Having the means to display them is essential. Discovering shape, groove, melody and form in the process of making them is the great reward for working this way."

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Product Information:

UPC: 642623305621

Label: Aum Fidelity
Catalog ID: AUM 056CD
Squidco Product Code: 11874

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Riti Studios, Guilford, CT on March 16, 2008.


Joe Morris-bass

Petr Cancura-tenor and alto saxophone

Luther Gray-drums

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