Uniquely fresh original jazz Q Morrow – THERE ARE STARS IN BROOKLYN: This is Q Morrow’s second release of all original jazz compositions, and I will tell you right now – it’s the HIPPEST guitar-led grouping I’ve heard (yet) in 2018… you can get a taste of their playing together in the promo vid below which features all the players (Q Morrow, guitar; Will Vinson, alto sax; Evan Francis, flute/alto sax; Sam Bevan, bass; Raj Javaweera, drums) except for Will…
…tasty indeed, and there are lots more videos on Q’s channel, so be sure to SUBSCRIBE while you’re there.
What I dig most deeply about Morrow & his folks is that their sound is truly original… songs like the 6:41 “The Do How” feature heavy changes that put even a veteran listener (like me) to the test; but (and this is most important) their music is totally accessible… the flute on this is ultra-sweet as well.
The sensitive beauty expressed through Q’s guitar on “Sueño de Miel” (Honey Dream, if the translator is correct) will totally blow you away… this track is absolutely the best jazz guitar I’ve listened to in 2018… a simple tune, yet lovely!
The lively closer, “Loose Ends”, really moves, & each player gets a chance to shine their ability for the world to hear… if any tune in my recent listening defines the “hip” that is NYC – this is it, folks!
It’s a real sonic pleasure to hear (& watch) these folks playing together, especially on cuts like my personal favorite of the eight offered up for your aural enjoyment… “Chinook Passing” is high-energy, with impeccable timing… some of the most unique jazz you’ll hear – in ANY year.
I give Q Morrow & his fantastic players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98. Great music, great playing! Get more information on Q’s website, or at his Facebook page. It’s (currently) only available on iTunes. Rotcod Zzaj
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