Thomas Morgan (bassist)

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Thomas Morgan
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Morgan in Aarhus Denmark, 2015.
Background information
Birth nameThomas Morgan
Born (1981-08-14) 14 August 1981 (age 37)
Hayward, California
InstrumentsUpright bass
LabelsVerve, ECM, JMT, Milestone, Blue Note, Concord
Associated actsPaul Motian
Thomas Morgan performing with Niels Vincentz (s), Søren Kjærgaard (p) and Billy Hart (d) in Aarhus, Denmark (2017)

Thomas Morgan (born 14 August 1981 in Hayward, California) is an American jazz musician (upright bass, cello)[1] in contemporary jazz.


Morgan began playing the cello at 7, eventually switching to upright-bass at 14. In 2003 he received his bachelor's degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Harvie Swartz and Garry Diall. He has also studied briefly with Ray Brown and Peter Herbert. Morgan has worked with David Binney, Steve Coleman, Joey Baron, Josh Roseman, Brad Shepik, Steve Cardenas, Timuçin Şahin, Kenny Wollesen, Gerald Cleaver, Adam Rogers and Kenny Werner.[2] He has also collaborated with Jakob Bro, Dan Tepfer, Jim Black, John Abercrombie, and Masabumi Kikuchi, and he has performed with the Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman Quartet.[1]

Morgan was featured prominently on the 2017 ECM album Small Town in a duet setting with guitarist Bill Frisell. The album documents a 2016 live performance at the Village Vanguard.

In 2014, Morgan's own trio, featuring a keyboardist and drummer, was reviewed by jazz critic Ben Ratliff in the New York Times.[3]


With Bill Frisell

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  1. ^ a b c "Thomas Morgan (4)". Discography. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  2. ^ "Thomas Morgan". Biography. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  3. ^ Ratliff, Ben (2014-12-12). "A Frequent Guest Star Takes a Turn Leading". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-09-30.

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