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.

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…
Captured live at the Keystone Corner in San Francisco from August 31 to September 7, 1980, "Consecration," which is the sister set to the previously released "The Last Walt…
Chuck Mangione crossed the line from contemporary jazz to pop and easy listening in a big way. On his smash hit "Feels So Good," his most successful song, he proved that he…
Jean Luc Ponty recorded a live performance at Semper Opera in Dresden, Germany on May 25, 2001. This CD is the result of that recording. Ponty and his longtime band cover m…
Al Di Meola manages to release a top shelf album every time out. I do not believe he has ever received a negative response to anything he has ever done in the studio or liv…
Woody Herman had many different incarnations of his big band sound. "King Cobra" was his attempt at remaining young and sounding hip with the times even though his was gett…