Concerning Trombonist Sarah Morrow
A women trombonist, playing in The Ray Charles Band? Not up until Sarah Morrow.
Charles had been playing a show with the Dayton Philharmonic when he initially heard Morrow play. His reaction? "Who is that Sarah Morrow Trombone player? I want to employ him." One week later on, he hired Morrow, and she visited with the famous Charles worldwide for two years. (Read more in The New York Times ).
Since then? She's carried out thoroughly with a genuine who's that of musicians, has actually composed and also generated numerous recordings, composed for music icons as well as has produced/arranged songs for major Hollywood movie. Most lately this "SuperStar of the Trombone" worked together with Sarah Morrow And Dr. John, the Nitetripper as musical arranger and also producer of his current CD, Ske Dat De Dat ... The Spirit of Satch!
Morrow's launching cd, Greenlight (RDC Records/Dam/Summit) (2000) was her very first with French producer Frank Hagedge, known for discovering and producing young celebrities. The album, featuring Antoine Roney (tone sax), Jaz Sawyer (drums), Ugonna Ukegwo (bass), Kazi Oliver (percussion) and also James Hurt (piano) won essential praise and launched her job as a popular musician, bandleader and composer. The Sarah Morrow Quintet did at distinguished jazz celebrations throughout France as well as Spain, consisting of Good Jazz Celebration, Paris JVC Jazz Event, Marciac Jazz Festival, the Strasbourg Music Celebration, Nancy Jazz Pulsations (France), as well as The Caja Espana Otono Tour.
The Sarah Morrow Quintet then visited on its own accord in Europe as well as opened up for jazz luminaries Chick Corea, Ray Barretto, Kenny Garrett as well as Dee Bridgewater. Sarah's team was signed up with by countless special guests consisting of Jacky Terrasson (piano), Scott Amendola (drums), Ricky Ford (tone sax), Pierre Boussaguet (bass), Bobby Floyd (B-3 organ) and also Denys Baptiste (saxophone).
The Sarah Morrow Quintet of Clarence Seay (bass), Victor Atkins (piano), Donald Edwards (Drums), as well as Jesse Davis (alto sax) was called headliner to the special Burkhard Hopper European Climbing Star Tours, initial created for Diana Krall, which opened exploring throughout Europe including Germany, Switzerland as well as Austria.
At the end of the Burkhard Receptacle Scenic tour, Sarah videotaped her second (2nd) cd, Requirements as well as Various Other Stories (BMG Worldwide)( 2002) with her touring band and with the support of fabulous festival impresario George Wein as well as featured visitor musicians David Murray and Anne Ducros. George Wein's context of "old as well as new" showcased Sarah Morrow's originality and also special voice versus the deep-rooted and historic category of Jazz. A nod to the past with a fresh and also distinct sound, the cd gave Sarah's unique voice and plans a context. This allowed The Sarah Morrow Quintet the possibility to consistently tour Europe adding Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands and expanding into Asia that included the Newport Jazz Festival at Madarao Japan, or 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 abundant history of African-American Jazz artists refuging in France throughout the racially billed early-to-mid-19th century U.S. Her research 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). inspired the creation of her next project, Sarah Morrow and the American All Stars in Paris.
Sarah's third (3rd) album, Sarah Morrow and the American All Stars in Paris (O+/ Harmonia Mundi) (2004 ), celebrates the terrific American jazz artists that resided in Paris during those tumultuous years. Showcasing a star-studded schedule of Americans living in Paris consisting of Rhoda Scott (B-3 body organ) as well as the famous Hal "Cornbread" Singer on tenor saxophone in addition to John Betsch (drums) and Wayne Dockery as well as Peter Giron on acoustic bass, was hailed as "... fairly important as well as welcome of an age in danger of being neglected by Americans." Sarah enlisted her coach, the wonderful swing arranger and trombonist Gary Carney to write the musical arrangements connecting the elements of Swing as well as Blues in a modern-day context.
Establishing herself at the forefront of the popular European jazz scene, Sarah integrated old-school jazz with components of swing, blues, heart or even hip-hop to produce a distinct as well as trademark noise. Never wandering off far from her deep-roots in the traditions of jazz, Sarah continuouslied sharpen her craft, by visiting as both a headliner and as a visitor entertainer at jazz events worldwide, as well as in 2005, was the initial female musician awarded the Cork Guinness Jazz Celebration 2005 Rising Star Award in Ireland.