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Joe Morris returns to guitar in a trio with pianist Steve Lantner & drummer Luther Gray, parallelling the Colorfield painters, evoking emotions with color through harmony, phrase, tempo & rhythm.

Morris, Joe

Morris, Joe: Colorfield (ESP)
Label: ESP    
Released in: USA    

"Joe Morris returns both to the guitar and to ESP-Disk' with the long form improvisation album 'Colorfield'.  Much as the Colorfield painters simplified their compositions to evoke emotion with color, this trio emphasizes harmony, phrase, tempo and rhythm to electrifying results. Morris has been called the preeminent American jazz guitarist of our time, and, on 'Colorfield', his playing is characteristically intense, eloquent and melodic.  The ranks of the trio are filled out by two of the most talented and skillful improvisors on the scene today, Steve Lantner and Luther Gray.  Lantner's soloing on this recording has a state-of-the-art fluidity, energy, shape and dynamic variety while Gray, a master of the school of Free Music drumming, provides a constantly shifting but still driving groove that punctuates each moment with precision and invention.  To see musicians of this caliber fuse their talents to create an original, dense and deeply contemplative work such as 'Colorfield' is extraordinary.  As a result, the album gets better with every listen."-ESP

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Product Information:

UPC: 825481040563

Label: ESP
Catalog ID: ESP 4056
Squidco Product Code: 12150

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Recorded May 12, 2009 at 7A West Studios, Charlestown, Massachusetts by Mike Caglianone.


Joe Morris-guitar

Steve Lantner-piano

Luther Gray-drums

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2. Silver Sun 13:42

3. Purple Distant 13:39

4. Bell Orange Curves 15:53