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.

Since 1956 the Hammond B3 organ has changed the way jazz music has been played, perceived, and composed, thanks to the legendary pioneer Jimmy Smith. He is the crowned king…
It’s hard to believe that this is Jean Luc Ponty’s first album in seven years. I was introduced to Ponty’s music in the early eighties while I was making my way around the …
Any time I am feeling a little down and life becomes overwhelming all I have to do is throw on some jazz music and everything seems to melt away. This is the kind of music …
As advertised on the Bluebone website, their music is burnin’ blues and smokin’ boogie. There is proof positive found on the 2000 studio release Bluebone and more ev…
Robert Symons is a kindred soul that has traveled the world spreading music to the masses in many different forms. From his youth learning how to play the guitar to his cur…
It is a given at this point that any six-string genius that is worth his salt can be found on Steve Vai’s flourishing Favored Nations Label.
Eric Johnson happens to …
I remember watching Frank Gambale play at a Chic Corea concert while attending the annual Concord Jazz Festival in 1985. I was amazed with his lightning quick fingers and h…
The once ultra rare South American blues-rock LP "Dias de Blues," originally released in 1972 in Argentina on the Discos De La Planta label, is a slice of electric blues La…
The jazz idiom is famous for initiating a gathering of great players for unforgettable sessions. In 1978, four of the best in the business gathered to combine their talents…
McCoy Tyner’s "Sama Layuca," which was released to critical acclaim in 1974 and remastered for a more fruitful sound in 2001, is considered to be post bop. While it is that…