Carol Morgan – Retroactive

November 19, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Andrew Lienhard, Carol Morgan, Jeff Sipe, Keith Vivens, Lincoln Goines, Mike Stern, Retroactive, Tim Keiper

(Blue Bamboo Records)

Trumpeter Carol Morgan’s fifth recording Retroactive is an excellent work of diverse moods and eras. Morgan’s sound is gentle and effective without great volume or instrumental gymnastics. She knows her sound and works that territory very nicely. Contributing to the eclectic vibe of this effort is a great line of musicians which includes, guitarists Mike Stern and  Chris Cortez (on separate tunes), bassists Lincoln Goines and Keith Vivens (on separate tunes),  keyboardist Andrew Lienhard, drummer Jeff Sipe and percussionist Tim Keiper.  The mix of music includes compositions from Morgan, Cortez, Sipe and Vivens. There are also nice covers of tunes by Fats Waller,Irving Caesar and Vincent Youman and Led Zeppelin. This is a fantastic showcase of a solid musician.

Click to listen to a clip of “Wholly-O”:

Tracks: Stern Language, Melody’s Milleau, Tea for Two, When The Levee Breaks, To Be Continued, Into It, Wholly-O, Jitterbug Waltz, Jam, Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart.