Chris Morrissey
North Hero
SSC1332
2013-07-16
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The Spirit Of Chanhassen - 5:08
Minor Silverstein - 4:48
Midland, Texas Picnic Area - 6:22
Roman Subway - 6:15
One Worn Mile - 5:45
Hands Crystals Anderson - 5:20
Lullaby For Twins - 3:58
Electric Blanket - 8:08

 

Musicians:
Chris Morrissey - bass
Mike Lewis - saxophone
Aaron Parks - piano
Mark Guiliana - drums

The art of songwriting has long been the province of singer/songwriters. The art has all but been forgotten in jazz, as the focus has been squarely put on soloists rather than composers. Maybe due to his association with talents like Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird and Sara Bareilles, bassist/composer Chris Morrissey has stressed the importance of writing catchy, artful songs in the jazz canon. His new recording North Hero presents his aesthetic perfectly: making ear-catching music with fantastic musicians, including pianist Aaron Parks, saxophonist Mike Lewis (Bon Iver & Andrew Bird) and drummer Mark Guiliana (Brad Mehldau).

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