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Snappy Doo

James MorrisonAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 19, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: 1990
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic Jazz
  • ASIN: B000008BTD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,148 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You Are My Sunshine
2. Le Belleclaire Blues
3. But Beartiful
4. Chaga De Squdade (No More Blues)
5. A Brush With Bunj
6. The Shadow Of Your Smile
7. Snappy Doo
8. Autumn Leaves
9. The Old Rugged Cross
10. Jitterbug Wlatz
11. Zander

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5.0 out of 5 stars Takes "one-man band" to a whole new level August 27, 2011
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This is a truly remarkable display of talent by a multi-instrumentalist who was just in his late-20s when it was recorded in late 1989. Australian James Morrison performs in settings ranging from quartet (five tracks) to brass ensemble (four tracks) to big band (two tracks) - and every instrument you hear is him, except for guitar, bass, and drums. For those duties, Morrison enlisted top-notch players Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums.
The concept of such an album might seem like a self-indulgent stunt that wouldn't have wide appeal, but it works on all levels - great arrangements (most of which Morrison wrote), great ensemble playing, and fabulous solos. As a trumpeter and trombonist, Morrison has it all: range, power, speed, and superb improvisational ability. He's even a respectable saxophonist. His sax solos (tenor on "Le Belleclaire Blues" and alto on "The Shadow of Your Smile") are decidedly less adventurous than his brass solos, but he does a nice job and displays a mature sound. There's a piano solo too, on the gospel tune "Old Rugged Cross," which also features a trumpet solo along with his one-man brass ensemble.
This is an artist that all jazz fans should become familiar with, and this album is an excellent way to sample his many talents. Keep your eyes open for the many albums he's appeared on since this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! February 12, 2012
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What a talented performer. The ensemble is very tight due to James playing almost every thing himself. it is almost impossible to think that one person can be so talented. This is must have for everyone's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. February 2, 2012
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A must have Cd . This moves , swings and does a body good. Morrison is what we call a monster musician ,
all chops , all taste , all around perfect ! This is a great ride on a nice night with the top down :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maynard's Australian Match December 21, 2011
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Fantastic player(in Maynard Fergusen style),who plays all the trumpet,trombone,& sax parts.Fantastic trombone playing (in the style of Bill Watrous).Can't believe how talented he is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recomendo September 2, 2007
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Falando em Wynton lembrei do Morrison, James Morrison. Um australiano que hoje conta com 44 anos e dá uma surra de espontaneidade, alegria e swing no azulão do Lincoln Center. Quem diria, um branco azedo fazendo o que o Wynton deveria estar fazendo ...

Com a academização do jazz, com aulas regulares sobre improviso e regras sobre liberdade, as universidades norte-americanas estão conseguindo destruir aquilo que mais me atrai no jazz: o chute no balde das concepções acadêmicas. Tem coisa mais chata que jazz arrumadinho ?

Bem, fica a dica do grande trompetista australiano, um virtuose do instrumento que toca com alegria e ainda se aventura no trombone, sax alto e barítono e piano, sem medo de ser feliz.
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