Morreale, Michael

PepJack, 2022CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 29.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 80
Score Chart

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”.


Publicist: BluJazz