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ARTIST
TITLE
Colorfield
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ESPDISK 4056CD ESPDISK 4056CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/19/2009

Joe Morris returns both to the guitar and to ESP-Disk with the long form improvisation album Colorfield. Much as the Colorfield painters simplified their compositions to evoke emotion with color, this trio emphasizes harmony, phrase, tempo and rhythm to electrifying results. Morris has been called the preeminent American jazz guitarist of our time, and, on Colorfield, his playing is characteristically intense, eloquent and melodic. The ranks of the trio are filled out by two of the most talented and skillful improvisers on the scene today, Steve Lantner and Luther Gray. Lantner's soloing on this recording has a state-of-the-art fluidity, energy, shape and dynamic variety while Gray, a master of the school of Free Music drumming, provides a constantly shifting but still driving groove that punctuates each moment with precision and invention. To see musicians of this caliber fuse their talents to create an original, dense and deeply contemplative work such as Colorfield is extraordinary. As a result, the album gets better with every listen.