The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Musician's Corner: Michael Morreale

Air Date: 10/8/2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET


If you were to interview a jazz trumpet player, the first question you might ask could be 'what trumpet players have influenced you and who do you listen to?'

However, after listening to Michael Morreale's original composition Bill Must Have Played This,  I knew that a pianist was living inside the trumpeter. 

Sure, we know that Mr. Morreale loves Miles - after all, a few years ago he released a two-CD set of the music of Miles Davis. 

But something tells me that Bill Evans has a special place in his heart. 

Two Songs

We will talk about two songs from his CD, a horn number called Thad and Mel, and the aforementioned piano ballad, Bill Must Have Played This.

As Mr. Morreale tells us, the first track is a tribute to Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. He reminds us that their big band still plays at the Village Vanguard after many decades - you can still see one of the best big bands ever. 

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When you hear the Evans tribute piece, you'll immediately know that it is a tribute to Bill Evans, and you'll understand why it has the title that it does. It's a beautiful song and a fitting tribute to the piano master by a trumpet player who is a pretty darn good pianist!

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Photos by Mike Shane

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Debbie Spring-Tocamos 2023-07 Senegal
Aaron Diehl\Zodiac Suite 2023\Libra
Joshua Redman\where are we 2023 Joshua Redman Featuring Gabrielle Cavassa - Where Are You
Jeremy Monteiro\Sings 2023\Smile

Kait Dunton\Keyboards 2023\Jay's Blues
Linda Purl-This Could Be The Start 2023-07 Live Alone and Like It
Matt Catingub-From Samoa to Sinatra 2023-07 There's No You
Danny Jonokuchi Big Band\Voices 2023\So Many Stars
Kait Dunton\Keyboards 2023\This One's For You

Ivan Lins\My Heart Speaks 2023\Missing Miles
Jon Menges\Spirit of 3 Spirit of 4 2023\Walk Into My Heart
Gabriel Espinosa\Bossas and Boleros 2023\Amelia

HOUR TWO: New For You

Debbie Spring-Tocamos 2023-03 Summer
Joshua Redman\where are we 2023\ Joshua Redman Featuring Gabrielle Cavassa -Manhattan
Samara Joy/Tight 2023 (single)
Veronica Swift\Veronica Smith 2023\The Show Must Go On
Benny Benack III\Third Times the Charm 2023\Giselle

Musician's Corner: Michael Morreale\Stories of Recent Vintage 2023\Thad and Mel
Musician's Corner: Michael Morreale\Stories of Recent Vintage 2023\Bill Must Have Played This
Samara Joy\Samara Joy 2021\If You Stay

Linda Purl-This Could Be The Start 2023-05 Dream Dancing
Danny Jonokuchi Big Band\Voices 2023\Social Call
Joshua Redman\where are we 2023 Featuring Gabrielle Cavassa - Where Are You
Schwager Oliver Quintet\Senza Resa 2023\4JT

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Aguanko\Unidad 2023\09 - Intercepcion
Mafalda Minnozzi-Natural Impression 2024-13 So Tinha Der Some Voce
Debbie Spring-Tocamos 2023-05 Bossa Minha
Gabriel Espinosa\Bossas and Boleros 2023\Amelia

Mafalda Minnozzi-Natural Impression 2024-10 Dois Pra La, Dois Pra Ca
Claudia Villela-Cartos Ao Vento 2023-02 Agua Santa
Ivan Lins\My Heart Speaks 2023\02 The Heart Speaks (Antes e Depois) feat Dianne Reeves
Eliane Elias\Eliane Elias Plays Jobim\11 Don't Ever Go Away (Por Causa De Voce) (1990)

Antonio Adolfo-Bossa 65 2023-09 Nos E O Mar (We and the Sea)
Mafalda Minnozzi-Natural Impression 2023\Comecar De Novo
Luciana Souza-Luciana Souza-09 Samba Pra Cantar-1992
Leny Andrade- Bossas Novas-Bossas novas-06 nas quebradas da vida 1998

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Justin Lee Schultz\Just In The Moment 2023\Down
Euge Groove\Comfort Zone 2023\Two Bridges
Kurt Elling\The Iridescent Spree 2023\Naughty Number
Kayla Waters\Presence 2023\Acoustic Wind

The 3 Keys-We 3 Keys 2023-02 Piano Bar
Justin Lee Schultz\Just In The Moment
Euge Groove\Comfort Zone 2023\Caminito
Kombo - Pedley and Pondel-This is the Good One 2023-02 Wind it Up

Brian Simpson\Soul Connection 2023\Meadow Breeze
Mike Melito\To Swing is The Thing 2023\Blue Key
Keiko Matsui\Euphoria V2 2023\Euphoria


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