Firehouse 12  45 Crown Street  New Haven, CT 06510  203.785.0468

Joe Morris Quartet
Part of the 2008 Spring Jazz Series
Friday, April 11, 2008
8:30p $15 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
10:00p $10 The on-line box office is closed.
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Joe Morris : guitar
Matt Rousseau
Timo Shanko

Music Samples
Real_Reason.mp3 [4.49 mb] stream  download

JoeMorris_300dpi.jpg [1.33 mb]

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Joe Morris is one of the rare ones. A player who sets up great challenges for himself, and proceeds to meet them head on with resounding success. He plays the guitar like no one else; for comparative description, it's actually easier to refer to a horn player like Jimmy Lyons or Eric Dolphy than any other guitarist in the history of the instrument's existence. To be honest, the fretboard leaps unleashed to actualize the phrasing in his music often times seem superhuman.

For the last 30 years and over the course of over 25 albums recorded since the early 80's, Morris has been creating a body of work that stands and walks with giants. It is his first-hand awareness of music's ability to transform a listener's mental state outside of the here and now, that has driven him to reach levels of virtuosity and a breadth of expression on guitar which are presently unsurpassed. The silk in the web he weaves is of the absolute finest grade. The web of music itself however, it's intricacies and continually revealing patterns, prompts true awe.

300 dpi photo by Ralph Gibson

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