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.

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…
Telarc’s silver anniversary is aptly celebrated with this 2 disc set. What many people may not realize is that the label was producing quality classical music long before t…
The divine and beautiful voice of Ella Fitzgerald is one that has left an impression upon multitudes of hopeful jazz divas worldwide for decades, and one that will continue…
This is the kind of music that makes you feel good; it’s funky and full of rhythm and the promise of a new day. A Little Space is Big Al Gruskoff, who plays guitars,…
Just before Hampton Hawes went off to prison for an 11 year narcotics sentence, he ironically recorded a group of traditional spirituals on piano. Widely regarded as one of…