Concerning Trombonist Sarah Morrow
A female trombonist, playing in The Ray Charles Orchestra? Not until Sarah Morrow.
Charles had been playing a performance with the Dayton Philharmonic when he initially listened to Morrow play. His response? "That is that Sarah Morrow Trombone gamer? I want to employ him." One week later on, he worked with Morrow, and she explored with the fabulous Charles around the world for 2 years. (Read more in The New York Times ).
Ever since? She's executed extensively with a veritable who's that of artists, has actually composed and generated several recordings, written for musical icons and also has actually produced/arranged songs for significant Hollywood movie. Most recently this "SuperStar of the Trombone" worked together with Sarah Morrow And Dr. John, the Nitetripper as music arranger as well as manufacturer of his current CD, Ske Dat De Dat ... The Spirit of Satch!
Morrow's debut album, Greenlight (RDC Records/Dam/Summit) (2000) was her very first with French producer Frank Hagedge, recognized for finding as well as producing young celebrities. The cd, featuring Antoine Roney (tone sax), Jaz Sawyer (drums), Ugonna Ukegwo (bass), Kazi Oliver (percussion) and James Hurt (piano) won crucial acclaim and introduced her career as a prominent soloist, bandleader as well as author. The Sarah Morrow Quintet carried out at prominent jazz festivals across France as well as Spain, consisting of Nice Jazz Event, Paris JVC Jazz Celebration, Marciac Jazz Festival, the Strasbourg Music Event, Nancy Jazz Pulsations (France), and The Caja Espana Otono Tour.
The Sarah Morrow Quintet then explored on its own accord in Europe and opened up for jazz stars Chick Corea, Ray Barretto, Kenny Garrett as well as Dee Bridgewater. Sarah's team was joined by many special visitors consisting of Jacky Terrasson (piano), Scott Amendola (drums), Ricky Ford (tenor sax), Pierre Boussaguet (bass), Bobby Floyd (B-3 body organ) and Denys Baptiste (saxophone).
The Sarah Morrow Quintet of Clarence Seay (bass), Victor Atkins (piano), Donald Edwards (Drums), and also Jesse Davis (alto sax) was named headliner to the exclusive Burkhard Hopper European Increasing Celebrity Tours, initial developed for Diana Krall, which opened touring throughout Europe consisting of Germany, Switzerland and also Austria.
At the end of the Burkhard Hopper Tour, Sarah recorded her second (Second) album, Specifications as well as Various Other Stories (BMG Worldwide)( 2002) with her touring band and with the assistance of legendary celebration impresario George Wein as well as showcased guest musicians David Murray and also Anne Ducros. George Wein's context of "old as well as brand-new" showcased Sarah Morrow's originality as well as one-of-a-kind voice versus the deep-rooted and also historical style of Jazz. A nod to the past with a fresh and distinct audio, the album provided Sarah's one-of-a-kind voice as well as arrangements a context. This permitted The Sarah Morrow Quintet the opportunity to consistently visit Europe adding Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands as well as expanding right into Asia which included the Newport Jazz Event at Madarao Japan, and even opening doors to play in the U.S. consisting of Jazz Alley (D.C.), JVC Jazz Feast (Bryant Park) and also Sculler's (Boston).
Spending time in Paris, Sarah found the rich history of African-American Jazz musicians refuging in France throughout the racially charged early-to-mid-19th century U.S. Her study of Artists such as Sidney Bechet (clarinet/soprano-sax), Dexter Gordon (sax), Bud Powell (piano), Hal "Cornbread" Singer (sax), Archie Shepp (sax) and also Wayne Dockery (bass). motivated the production of her next task, Sarah Morrow and the American All Stars in Paris.
Sarah's third (Third) album, Sarah Morrow as well as the American All Stars in Paris (O+/ Harmonia Mundi) (2004 ), commemorates the fantastic American jazz artists that resided in Paris throughout those tumultuous years. Showcasing a star-studded schedule of Americans residing in Paris consisting of Rhoda Scott (B-3 body organ) and the famous Hal "Cornbread" Singer on tone saxophone together with John Betsch (drums) and also Wayne Dockery and Peter Giron on acoustic bass, was hailed as "... rather vital as well as welcome of an age at risk of being failed to remember by Americans." Sarah employed her advisor, the excellent swing arranger as well as trombonist Gary Carney to compose the musical arrangements connecting the aspects of Swing as well as Blues in a contemporary context.
Developing herself at the forefront of the popular European jazz scene, Sarah integrated old-school jazz with components of swing, blues, soul and even hip-hop to develop a special and also signature sound. Never straying far from her deep-roots in the practices of jazz, Sarah continuouslied sharpen her craft, by touring as both a headliner and also as a visitor performer at jazz festivals worldwide, and in 2005, was the initial female musician awarded the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival 2005 Rising Star Award in Ireland.
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