Sam Morrison

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Sam Morrison
GenresJazz fusion
Years active1970s-present
Associated actsMiles Davis

Sam Morrison (1952) is an American jazz saxophonist, who replaced Sonny Fortune in Miles Davis' band in 1975. Davis supposedly said "I haven't heard that much fire on the saxophone since 'Trane was in my band".[1]

In 1976, the then 24-year-old saxophonist released Dune for Inner City Records (America) and East Wind Records (Japan). The album features Al Foster and Buster Williams. It was reissued on CD in 2003.[2] Morrison also appears on Foster's 1978 Mixed Roots album.

A second album, Natural Layers (Chiaroscuro Records) followed the next year, featuring Narada Michael Walden.

Morrison has also played with Gil Evans, Woody Shaw, Andrew Cheshire and Japanese jazz musicians Masabumi Kikuchi, Terumasa Hino and Ryo Kawasaki.[3]


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