Thursday, June 02, 2005

More from Morris

Earlier, I heartily suggested the Byron Morris and Unity CD "Y2K." Mr. Morris, a multi-saxophonist and flutist who should be more widely recognized, has actually been leading versions of his band in Washington, D.C., since the 1970s, while putting bread on the table by day as an engineer. "Vibrations In Time" is a collection of some of Unity's '70s material. Accordingly, you get snatches of Eastern music and some singing that today we might call new agey, but mostly it's strong, modal post-bop stuff with nice playing by Morris and his partner Vincent McEwan on trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as the rest of the ensemble. Pleased to tout it.

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