- Published on Monday, 27 March 2006 17:00 27 March 2006
Despite the name, the Blue Morris 6 has seven members, though we frequently play with just six, and recently played as a quintet at the Ridge Coffee Roasting Company in Maple Ridge. This causes some confusion for our audiences, but it gives us a good chuckle.
No matter, the band played wonderfully that night and I have a few choice cuts posted below which you can download for free.
- Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2006 16:00 15 March 2006
The dirty thirties are back! Last Thursday night we played BC Book and Magazine Week's Pre-launch party. This dirty-thirties themed party was held at the Lamplighter in Gastown. The club was decorated with thirties style decor and even had old newspapers on the tables.
We recorded the performance and below I've posted free MP3s you can download.
- Published on Sunday, 27 November 2005 17:00 27 November 2005
About a year ago, I was at a dance at the Legion Auditorium run by Jungle Swing and I was picturing myself playing with the band. So, I started my own band! Last Saturday we played that very gig and the band absolutely swung their asses off!
- Published on Friday, 25 November 2005 17:00 25 November 2005
On the Challenges of Learning Jazz Guitar
On the piano, middle C is always the same white key near the middle of the keyboard. There's only one place to play that note on the piano. On the guitar, there are three or four different places to play any given note in the same octave. With only a split second to find that note during your solo, which middle-C do you choose?
- Published on Saturday, 15 October 2005 18:00 15 October 2005
This month at Trees we featured two original compositions by Blue Morris, "Blues for Carly" and "The Blonde On My Tail."
I spent months trying to persuade Carly to sing "Blues for Carly," which I wrote for her. You just have to hear it to understand her reluctance. It was well worth it! She sings it so well, now she's just going to have to sing it again! You can download it below. It's hilarious!
MP3s have been removed for archival purposes, sorry.