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Scott Morgan – Songs Of Life – Miranda Music

Scott Morgan – Songs Of Life – Miranda Music

Scott Morgan – Songs Of Life – Miranda Music MMCD 1024, 50:38 ***:  A release filled with promise. (Scott Morgan – vocals; Fred Hersch – piano; Matt Aronoff – bass; Ross Pederson – drums; Special Guests – Joel Frahm – tenor sax tracks 3/5/8; Janis Siegel –  vocals track 10) An internet search of the name Scott Morgan turns up four wildly different  individuals including an American rock and roll musician, a Welsh rugby union player, a Canadian artistic gymnast, and a retired English footballer. However, the Scott Morgan of the debut release Songs Of Life is nowhere to be found. Now that is not necessarily a bad thing. However it can be interpreted that this Scott Morgan has not yet made a blip on the American musical scene, and thus has a great deal of ground to make up. The good news is that the producer and musical arranger for this session is the brilliant pianist Fred Hersch. While this does not guarantee success, it is a better starting point than might have been hoped for or expected. The set list covers a panoply of tunes from popular standards to The Beatles to James Taylor to pianist/composer Fred Hersch. […]