Morris uses electronic sounds very effectively. He never

dominates the other players but takes his place as an

equal member of the trio. Every once in a while I have to

look up and listen very carefully as Morris creates some

very interesting sounds. At times the electronics sound

melodic, and are then complemented by Berger’s vibes

or piano. Hertenstein provides nice support throughout,

always tasty. And he does contribute a very nice solo on

Dot. But I must admit if I were the drummer I would be

busier.

In one sense I listened to the whole CD as one long

piece with ten sections. In another sense I listened to it

as ten separate tracks. I found the continuous approach

more satisfying in that the free form of the music just

kept going and changing. Thus no one track stands out.

Bernie Koenig

JEFF MORRIS

INTERFACES: JAZZ

MEETS ELECTRONICS


RAVELLO RECORDS 7998

UPZY/ A SOLO IS THE

NTH MELODY/ IN WHICH/

RONDO/ INRO/ THREE AT

ONE/ UNWIND/ CLOCKSAYS/

INDERNEARTH/ DOT (DOT

DOT) 51:29

Jeff Morris ,Live Sampling; Karl

Berger vib, p; Joe Hertenstein,

d, tabletop perc Sept 25-27,

2017, Woodstock, NY

This excerpt is reprinted with permission of Cadence Magazine, from the January 2019 Edition.


To read the entire review go to www.cadencejazzmagazine.com.