Morell, Justin

Sonic Frenzy, 2013CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 20.1

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Justin Morell plays guitar and leads a ten-piece ensemble that includes Alan Ferber (tb), Mark Ferber (d), Bob Wendel (ts) and Bob Sheppard (as, ss). He composed all of the music, notably five fugues. Unconventional for jazz music, the fugues stretch boundaries into fertile ground that is harvested by Morell. There are also seven other explosive selections that showcase the brass-rich dectet. Collectively Subjects and Complements is a fine album.


Publicist: Two for the Show Media