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
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.
RAVELLO RECORDS 7998
UPZY/ A SOLO IS THE
NTH MELODY/ IN WHICH/
RONDO/ INRO/ THREE AT
ONE/ UNWIND/ CLOCKSAYS/
INDERNEARTH/ DOT (DOT
Jeff Morris ,Live Sampling; Karl
Berger vib, p; Joe Hertenstein,
d, tabletop perc Sept 25-27,
2017, Woodstock, NY
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