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Joe Morris on guitar in a free-bopping quartet with Fully Celebrated Orchestra's Jim Hobbs on alto and bassist Timo Shanko and long-time associate drummer Luther Gray.

Morris Quartet, Joe
Today On Earth

Morris Quartet, Joe: Today On Earth (Aum Fidelity)
Label: Aum Fidelity    
Released in: USA    

"I call what I play Free Music because I want to be free to render my work in any way I feel necessary to express my feelings and ideas. Today on Earth is quartet music that emphasizes the groove; some folk-like melodies mixed in with some other things. My colleagues here are as strong and expressive as any players ever when it comes to dealing with this kind of material. I'm lucky to be able to work with them. The title of this recording suggests the idea that is at the core of my artistic goals; a reminder to have a simple instant of realization, a second of reflection about our lives standing on this planet floating in the universe." -Joe Morris

"Simultaneous to having achieved a great measure of well-deserved acclaim for his ascendant work on upright bass [most recently on the July release of Wildlife], Joe Morris has kept his incomparable and singular voice on the guitar in highly notable flex mode in the past year on the David S. Ware release Shakti, the William Parker release Double Sunrise Over Neptune, a 4xCD set of improvised duos with Anthony Braxton, and more.

Here the Master brings his guitar full fore once again with his blessed Quartet on a brand new set of indelibly melodic tunes that are rendered with deep swing and profound essence of joy. Joining him in doing so are alto saxophonist Jim Hobbs and bassist Timo Shanko (both of The Fully Celebrated) as well as further long-time associate, drummer Luther Gray."-SJ, Aum Fidelity

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Product Information:

UPC: 642623305829

Label: Aum Fidelity
Catalog ID: AUM 058CD
Squidco Product Code: 12119

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded June 17, 2009 at 7A West Studios, Charlestown, MA. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Mike Caglianone. Produced by Joe Morris


Joe Morris-guitar

Jim Hobbs-alto saxophone

Timo Shanko-bass

Luther Gray-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Backbone 10:47

2. Animal 8:42

3. Today On Earth 10:53

4. Observer 11:42

5. Embarrassment Of Riches 6:49

6. Ashes 7:53

7. Imaginary Solutions 10:34