Morris LeGrande | Wine Country

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Wine Country

by Morris LeGrande

This refreshing, groove CD will give you clean and memorable hooks, guitar melodies and solos that will have your head bobbing and toes tapping, and super smooth vocals that will make you want to sing!
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Welcome to Wine Country
1:23 $0.99
2. Wine Country
4:11 $0.99
3. Beaujolais Bounce
3:56 $0.99
4. Sunset in the Vines
4:56 $0.99
5. Sippin' Merlot
4:20 $0.99
6. Boulder Creek
4:54 $0.99
7. Cabernet Sauvignon
4:45 $0.99
8. Pinot Noir
5:32 $0.99
9. Last Glass
5:23 $0.99
10. Till the Next Time
1:20 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Morris LeGrande is a fresh voice in contemporary jazz that brings a distinct flavor and sound to the genre. As a songwriter and producer, the songs on this CD come from an approach that is designed to be interactive with the wine experience. The rhythm tracks are solid and groove oriented, and provide an incredible foundation for his silky smooth melodies. You will enjoy the simple sophistication of Morris' phrasing on both guitar and vocals, and how his passion easily translates to the listener providing a listening experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, upbeat and inspired.

"The songs on the Wine Country project were composed as my way to thank the biggest supporters of the contemporary jazz genre, which their beverage of choice happens to be wine. The association of wine with jazz is in itself something that has been considered a perfect pairing for years."

Even though the concept of wine and jazz has been around for years, taking each composition and connecting it to wine in such a way that the song would embody the characteristics of the wine, is an approach that is intended to connect the listener in a more intimate way. Romance, memories, chilling out creekside, the sensation of relaxing in a vineyard, and a straight up feel good boogie bounce, are some of the emotions this CD is designed for you to experience.

From the acoustic vibe on "Wine Country" to the smooth overdriven guitar on "Beaujolais Bounce" to the catchy vocals on "Sunset In The Vines", the root of it all is the constant passion of Morris' delivery. "I just play what I feel at that precise moment... I have found over the years that if I can get the listener to feel what I'm playing or singing, hearing it is far more pleasurable for them. Then what they end up with is a musical experience that undergoes a metamorphosis, that changes from listening to music, to a memory that becomes indelible in their minds."

The production of this CD has also been a little different. Although Morris plays the all of the instruments on the majority of the songs, he called in some of the finest musicians in the San Francisco bay area. "Sippin" Merlot" features the heart felt lead vocals of Greg Ballad, and on various tracks there is Brandon "Mr. Pocket" Ransburg and Carlin Johnson on drums, Cliff Gamble and Michael "Spiderman" Robinson on keyboards, and JPaul Macklin on percussion. The result was a fantastic sprinkling of flavor and soul to the tracks.

This CD is something that will be playable and relevant for years to come, as the songs will continue to speak to you with passion and positive energy.



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