Morrice Blackwell

Morrice Blackwell

Owner and publisher of jazzreview.com, Morrice Blackwell is a christian husband dad jazz fan website developing marketing manager basketball playing engineer that lives for photography.

Spanning a period of 16 years (1969-1985), "Blues Around The Clock" is a jazz influenced blues timepiece from the vaults of Pablo Records, the brainchild of Norman Granz. I…
I find it hard to believe that music that sounds this good could have been recorded in 1957. There is something extraordinary and enduring about great live jazz music, it d…
Joe Pass was beside himself when label owner Norman Granz suggested that he play solo. He mentioned that the renowned Segovia, the greatest guitar player in the world playe…
Invisible Threads (originally released in 1994 on Mesa Records) is now available on the newly formed Favored Nations Acoustic label, an offspring of Steve Vai’s Favored Nat…
As far as compilations go in the jazz idiom this is one that you would be hard-pressed not to pick up. All the names are here, Brubeck, Calloway, Jamal, Gillespie, Terry, H…
The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Band is a splendid tribute organized by trumpeter and Gillespie sideman Jon Faddis. Recorded to celebrate the music of the great …
Onomatopea refers to more than just this group’s name. While it is a unique name for a musical unit, it sheds some light upon who these people are and what their mes…
I had to stop and think for a few minutes before I could put Carrie Clark into a genre. Even though she has many influences that flourish on her EP "Reverie," like pop and …
Steve Howe is a world-renowned guitar virtuoso with the great progressive rock group Yes. Probably only the most devoted fans realize that there is much more to him …
It is refreshing to see an immigrant such as Monty Alexander paying his respects to the country that gave him boundless opportunity in his chosen field. I look at myself, a…