"Amazing Grace" has been around for 200 years for good reason--it's a beautiful melody with inspiring lyrics. Here, professional musician and vocalist Skip Morris takes this great standard through a medium-tempo deep-grooving swing rhythm and adds soulful vocals--and a duel between guitar lines and scat-singing. This is truly a fresh take on a classic.
Skip Morris is a professional singer with a deep love of jazz. He's worked as a studio and event singer and guitarist, but most of his performing has been in clubs and for concerts. He's taught guitar at the college level and for the past ten years, Skip has written the "Player to Player" column for JUST JAZZ GUITAR magazine.
Skip performs a gig or two every week, sometimes solo, but often in trios or quartets. He plays almost strictly jazz now, but because he played professionally in all sorts of groups from country to blues to pop, these eventually influenced his jazz both in the songs he chooses and the way he plays them.