You Be Me

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You Be Me
You Be Me Cover.jpeg
Studio album by Joe Morris
Released 1997
Recorded August 22, 1995
Studio The Outpost, Stoughton, MA
Genre Jazz
Length 65:39
Label Soul Note
Producer Joe Morris
Joe Morris chronology
You Be Me
Invisible Weave
(1997)Invisible Weave1997

You Be Me is an album by American jazz guitarist Joe Morris which was recorded in 1995 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. For this record, Morris expanded to a quartet consisting of the trio with whom he recorded Symbolic Gesture, with the addition of violinist Mat Maneri.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[2]

In an article for the Boston Phoenix Ed Hazell noted that the group possessed "flexible interconnections that stretch and bend but never break. They hold most tightly together at precisely those moments it seems they must fly apart. This sense of communion comes from more than craft; its origins lie in a fundamental spirituality at the heart of music in the African-American tradition."[3]

The JazzTimes review by Harvey Pekar states "The quartet does some good pointillistic work, illustrating their ability to listen and defer to each other."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Joe Morris
  1. "You Be Me" – 11:47
  2. "Deep Discount" – 7:16
  3. "Transmitter" – 6:27
  4. "The Object of Color" – 11:48
  5. "Real Reason" – 12:05
  6. "Adult Themes" – 10:11
  7. "Glider" – 6:05