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.

From The 70’s gives Bill Evans listeners an opportunity to hear five previously unreleased tracks from the late great jazz pianists’ repertoire. Some of the tracks have Eva…
The picture of happiness reflected in this picture of Philly Joe Jones permeates the music on this CD. Don’t be misled by the title of this album "Drum Songs" though, Jones…
I recognized the names, Henry Mancini and Charlie "Bird" Parker. I figured that because this band was a jazz oriented unit that they took those two well known names and put…
In the liner notes of this remastered 1960 album by Barney Kessel, Kessel talks about the musical process that his band went through while this live recording was in progre…
Etta Jones wasn’t as well known as her contemporaries; just the same she was a standout vocalist with the prowess and class of an Ella Fitzgerald. This woman was a very suc…
Originally recorded in 1960, "The Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces!!! Is more than an inference to the vast expanse that is the state of Texas, it’s also about the music creat…
In 1974 The Joe Pass Trio played a series of dates at Donte’s in Los Angeles called "Guitar Night," and they were always on Monday nights. These events caught on and starte…
The Modern Jazz Quartet was together for 20 years and disbanded in 1974. The best thing about breaking up is getting back together again, and MJQ reunited in 1985 for "Tops…
Michel Camilo has come into his own on "Triangulo," a thriving cultural melting pot of Latin rhythms backed by stalwart players Anthony Jackson (bass) and Horacio "El Negro…
Janis Siegel has had many fulfilling years and bountiful experience with one of the most successful jazz groups ever, "The Manhattan Transfer." As a solo artist she has man…