A Latin-jazz blues? This is the rare territory "La Trucha Marron Blues" explores with conviction. But this recording is much more than simply a mix of genres because the guitar playing announces a fresh new voice in jazz--just try to find a cliche or the sound of imitation here. Skip Morris, both the guitarist and bassist on this recording, looks for new sounds and new phrases, and truly plays off the cuff--real improvisation--with taste and feeling. "La Trucha Marron Blues" cooks.
Skip Morris is a professional guitarist and vocalist 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.