Posts tagged ‘Album’

Dr. Morell’s Album Named a Top Jazz Recording of 2022

Associate professor of music (composition and theory) Dr. Justin Morell’s recent album, Exit Music For Intelligent Life on Earth (Sonic Frenzy Records) was named among the All About Jazz top jazz recordings of 2022. Reviewer Dan McClenaghan noted “Guitarist Justin Morell has teamed with drummer Mark Ferber to construct an important set of sounds addressing climate change and global warming with a science fiction-like exit of the Earth to escape these problems.”

Adjunct Music Instructor’s Christmas Album Hits Billboard Charts

Midwinter’s Gift, a new album by Kirstin Myers, LVC adjunct instructor in music (oboe), and Frances Drost, of the group Double Keyed, has charted at #13 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart. The album features Myers on oboe and English Horn and Drost on piano. The album takes listeners on a moving journey through seasonal favorites such as O Come O Come Emmanuel and Carol of the Bells. Myers performs with the York Symphony Orchestra, Berks Sinfonietta, Reading Pops Orchestra, Trio Jolie, The Silverwood Trio, and the piano/oboe duo, Double Keyed.  

Matt Keown’s Band, icarus Quartet, Releases New Album

Matt Keown, adjunct instructor in music (percussion), announced the June 17 release of ensemble icarus Quartet’s album Big Things by Michael Laurello. The album, available in physical, digital, and streaming formats everywhere on Furious Artisans Records, features Keown on percussion.

All About Jazz Reviews Dr. Morell’s Latest Recording

All About Jazz recently reviewed the album Exit Music for Intelligent Life on Earth by Dr. Justin Morell, associate professor of music (composition and theory). The reviewer noted, “his Exit Music for Intelligent Life on Earth explores the challenges concerning climate change and a potential search for a new home for humankind.”

Dr. Morell to Release New Album to Honor His Child

Dr. Justin Morell, associate professor of music, will release All Without Words on April 30 . The album is a jazz/orchestral trumpet concerto featuring John Daversa, a multi-Grammy winning soloist from the University of Miami. Morell wrote the composition based on his experience as a parent of a non-verbal autistic child. It’s a theme and variations, the theme of which is a transcription of his son Loren’s vocalizations.

Morell Releases Album Performed by University of Miami Frost Concert Jazz Band

Dr. Justin Morell, assistant professor of music, composed Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Orchestra, which he performed with Adam Rogers, guitarist, and the Frost Concert Jazz Band of the University of Miami and its conductor, John Daversa. A reviewer for All About Jazz called it “a product of great beauty and depth,” and it can be purchased on ArtistShare, Amazon, and iTunes, among other avenues.