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.