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.

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…
I really don’t like to label anyone or categorize an artist, but I have to say it, Mika Pohjola is a modern progressive jazz genius. This is now the third album I have hear…
Nancy Wilson is one of the first ladies of jazz. She has some fine company mentioned frequently in the same breath. Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan would be the first tha…
Fifty three years have passed since the jazz giants took the stage at Carnegie Hall. It was a rare occasion and a very special time for jazz. The year was 1949, and visiona…
Chris Botti is not a newcomer to the world of music. He looks very young, but do not let the picture on this DVD cover fool you. Botti went on tour for a few years with …
The Colwell-Winfield Blues Band have only two albums to their credit, "Cold Wind Blues (1968)" and "Live Bust (1971)." As this album testifies, regardless of their l…