Reviews

  
"Gorgeous! Sarah Morrow is the truth—a true master. The AIR is changing. I'm not at all surprised that it sold out in Japan—the US needs Elektric Air! It's an instant classic and yet the sonic chemistry that Morrow, Glasper and Dave have cooked up is groundbreaking at the same time.”

– YVONNE GILMORE, the Cornell West theory

     
On The CD Greenlight


PULSAR Radio, France
"Ray Charles had in his ranks a great musician, Sarah Morrow. For proof, this 1st album Greenlight, is a jewel... A long and beautiful career awaits this talented jazz woman."


Philippe Meziat, Jazz Magazine, France
"On these classical basis and inspired from the bop era of the 50's and 60's, Sarah is imposing herself as one of the most interesting soloists of jazz today."

Kevin O'Connor/Music Director-KBEM-Minneapolis
"Sarah Morrow plays and leads with a ferocity that defies comparison to any of her trombone contemporaries. "Greenlight" is full of curves and textures that will awake the sensibilities of those who seek an original sound. Outstanding!"

Greg Robinson, Jazztimes, USA
"Morrow has a wide sound and a moderately adventurous, bop-rooted approach. Her compositions don't owe too much to any one influence, which by itself sets them apart from a lot of current small group writing. Greenlight is a strong debut by a talented trombonist."

Jean Szlamowicz, Jazz Hot Magazine, France
"Sarah's music is revealing itself with a strength-the heritage of the 60's is here put back with intelligence and sensitivity."

Dwayne Breashears, Program Director, WWOZ, New Orleans
"...pleasant surprise...looking forward to Sarah's progression as an artist in the future."

Jazz Notes Monthly Magazine, France
"The mastery of the instrument is absolutely fabulous-supple, delicate and of the most elegancy in the slower tempo, You Don't Know What Love Is the sound purrs and on the up tempos virtuosity and roundness are always there. I was absorbed in this chant. What assurance, Madame. Bravo! To the discovery of this label."

Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal International
"...Morrow's technical expertise is nicely balanced with taste and swing. She is modern in outlook... but hints at an awareness of tradition...Morrow deserves wider exposure."

Henri Marchal, Semaine des Spectacles Weekly Newspaper, France
"... a young talented woman that has dedicated herself in the mastering of an instrument as difficult as trombone... she proves a personal style and imaginative solos. A newcomer to follow very closely."

Dave Nathan, All About Jazz.com
"Sarah Morrow should be a staple on the jazz scene for a long time to come."

Jim Santella, All About Jazz.com
"Trombonist Sarah Morrow has it all : creative music with a strong foundation and superb musical skills..."

Marc Boujnah, France Aero Magazine
"Morrow has a sharp sense of rhythm, profound melodic intuition, spontaneity and a daring touch, are signs of rejoicing intimacy with her instrument, also illustrated in the ease that flows through all the tunes. An intelligent and delicate record but none the less spectacular. A revelation!"




On The CD
Standards And Other Stories...


Shaun Dale, Jazz Review.com
"Trombonist Sarah Morrow holds the distinction of having been the first female instrumentalist to tour with Ray Charles, but the emphasis there should really be placed on instrumentalist rather than female, because she's an impressively strong and soulful player, regardless of gender. On Standards and Other Stories... she demonstrates a level of talent that gives her a solid spot in the lineage of trombonists like J.J.Johnson and Steve Turre... she shows a full command of her instrument in every setting. This release should establish her among the front rank of young leaders in the jazz world."

David Dupont, Cadence, September 2003
"Sarah Morrow fills her dance card with a clutch of reliable standards and several impressive originals in the company of some high class partners. Morrow's approach on trombone is Bop-based and coloured by a few swing mannerisms. Her stylistic range is evident in the first few moments as she moves from the opening plunger muted fanfare into her own up-tempo Bop tune, "Leaving Home". Morrow pumps out her lines with a rounded articulation and a gutsy, fat sound. She whirls through the up tempo "Well You Needn't", sure-footed and full of attitude. Here and elsewhere she's matched by her supporting cast."