PepJack, 2022, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Michael Morreale is a trumpeter and composer based in New York City. He leads a trio with Bill Moring on bass and Tim Horner on drums. The program includes fresh arrangements of classics by Charlie Parker, Johnny Mandel, and a couple of Morreale’s originals. The sound is clean, especially on “Lover Man”. We also enjoyed “‘Suicide Is Painless”, “Emily”, and “Red Cross” with a stirring drum solo. They wrap with the cool “Lucky Strike Blues”.