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Miles Away

by Sam Morrison

jazz/rock/fusion
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. All For One SAM MORRISON
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2. Peekamoose Blues SAM MORRISON
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3. Escape To Paradise SAM MORRISON
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4. The Champ SAM MORRISON
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5. Peace, Love, and Cash Flow SAM MORRISON
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6. The Way SAM MORRISON
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7. Very Sherie SAM MORRISON
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8. Miles Away SAM MORRISON
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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SAM MORRISON
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.


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Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez

Hearing Sam play is listening to the real thing. Miles Davis never mistook his c
The mysterious genius, Miles Davis, first noticed Sam during Miles' funk-fusion period. All of the artists that Miles took out off block became famous cats. This also happened with Sam Morrison. But then suddenly in the highest peak of his jazz career and when his sensibility had reached a high level, he stops playing the saxophone to make a career in the sports business and be committed as a family man.
Nonetheless, music haunts all spirits when the inspiration is part of the character. So, during the 1990s the haunting visions showed him that it was not proper of a cat to give up. He took this courage in hand, gets back to a new saxophone, practices day after day, reads a lot, and the gift was quickly awakened, as music is a lover - impossible to forget or to leave.
Miles Away is an good recording. Sam Morrison grooves with his sax, swings and changes all of the stylistic repertoire with facility. Time cannot stop the rhythm, so Morrison and the musicians involved in his adventure make a nice contribution to the jazz art.
Hearing Sam play is listening to the real thing. Miles Davis never mistook his choices. The jazz wizard knew what talent was, from John Coltrane, passing through Chick Corea to Sam Morrison. Sam's last recording is nicely decorated with up tempos, swinging tracks, electronic beats (Jeremy Wall on the electric piano in “The Champ” and “The Way”; Carl Landa on the synthesizer in “Very Sherie”) and sincere, overwhelmingly beautiful chant vocal melodies (Laurel Massé and Rick Kurek in “Escape to Paradise”; Angus Richardson and Hamish Richardson “Peace Love and Cashflow” and “ Miles Away”; Derek Stewert rap in “Miles Away”). The solo of Steve Gorn on bamboo flute in “Very Sherie” is simply gorgeous.
Sam Morrison's recording is an original project, mixing up interesting vocals and instrumental combinations. If Miles was still around today he certainly would take time to listen to Sam’s fire from his saxophone.




Tracks: All For One, Peekamoose Blues, Escape to Paradise, The Champ, Peace love and Cash Flow, The Way, Very Sherie, Miles Away

Record Label Website: http://www.brownbagrecords.com

Reviewed by: Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez

Pascal Dorban Jazz.com Radio ARA , Luxembourg

This album is really too good to go unnoticed on a small label
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. One track will be featured in my broadcast to be aired on December 22nd.

Dave Borne

Sam Morrison played with Miles Davis
I thought I recognized the name Sam Morrison from a Miles Davis gig, and sure enough Sam is Miles' great sax player. I bought the album and love it. Sam plays sax and flute with the same clear, vibrant sound I remember. Some of the songs are instrumentals and some have vocals. Listen closely to Peace, Love and Cash Flow. Great album.

Linda Gorshay

His playing on it is as energized and fiery as ever.
From Jazznow
Saxophonist and Miles Davis alum Sam Morrison left the music scene in the late 1970s after having built a very impressive résumé. He'd performed and recorded with Miles during the trumpeter's funk/fusion period, recorded his own critically acclaimed Dune, and worked with legends Buster Williams and Woody Shaw.

After a long hiatus, Morrison is back on the scene where he belongs. He is currently a member of the Children on the Corner Tribute to Miles band. His newest all-original offering, aptly titled Miles Away, is an eclectic collection of Jazz, fusion, rap, and rock and has an interesting mix of instrumentation. His playing on it is as energized and fiery as ever.

Reviewed by Linda Goshay

Joost Van Steen

That's Jazz Man !
Just today received your CD and now listening to it........Thta's Jazz Man !
Really happy with this CD and will fit in great in my program!
But as i said, really great stuff
Thanks for supporting the program, enjoy the holidays
kind regards Joost

Gi Dussault Co-Host & Co-Producer Upper Room Radio Show

No collection is complete without this essential.
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.

Vasja Ivanovski

Sam Morrison confirmed his status on contemporary jazz scene!
Excellent material, beautifully executed musical ideas with fine team of musicians. Sam Morrison has proven himself once again and confirmed his status on contemporary jazz scene!