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Sam Morrison is a Jazz - Combos saxophone and flute player/composer whose credits include being a member of the Miles Davis Band.
His performance with Miles at the Newport Jazz - Combos Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, was very favorably reviewed in the NY Times and the concert recording was released on the Jazz - Combos Masters CD label. Bootleg tapes of concert and club performances of the band including Sam are sold by many collectors on the internet. His record "Dune" from that period on Inner City/East Wind records won critical acclaim in Jazz - Combos circles as a ground breaking fusion album. H inis next album, "Natural Layers" on Chiaroscuro Records, utilized the talents of the extraordinary drummer/producer Narada Michael Walden and incorporated world rythms in a tapestry of funk, fusion and Jazz - Combos.
Mr. Morrison has played with many legendary Jazz - Combos greats like Gil Evans, Al Foster, Buster Williams, Woody Shaw, and Billy Hart . He toured Europe playing the large Jazz - Combos festivals at Vienne, Nice, Paris, and Stockholm with Pucco and the Latin Soul Brothers. Sam has been a member of The Children on the Corner band, and the electric Miles reunion band featuring bass legend Michael Henderson and Jazz - Combos tabla pioneer Badal Roy. Currently he is playing with the Michael Henderson's Electric Miles Band with performances at Ronnie Scott's in London and Milan, Italy and in New York City at CCNY and The Cutting Room. He has performed locally with Hal Galper and Thurman Barker and many others.
Sam studied music at Columbia University in NYC where he hung out regularly at Jazz - Combos clubs like Slugs and the Village Vanguard and at Fillmore East where he heard all the legendary rock bands. These influences can all be heard in his release, MILES AWAY on Brown Bag Records as well as his latest solo cd DARK MATTER.