The Way of the Sly Man

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The Surprise of Being -- Live at Birdland

This CD of my compositions and arrangements featuring Joe Lovano, Judi Silvano, and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra is available at cdbaby.com, clevelandjazz.org, and at i-tunes.

Scores and Parts

Scores and parts for many of my jazz and classical compostions are available for purchase. Feel free to contact me (dave@davemorgan.com) for pricing information.

Selected Recordings

Here are some of the recordings I've been involved with over the last few years. You should be able to find most of these with a simple Google search. JAZZ The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano- The Surprise of Being--Live at Birdland. This recording documents our week-long engagement at Birdland in 2006 and features my five-part suite "The Surprise of Being" along with my arrangements of Joe Lovano and Judi Silvano tunes. Russell Schmidt-Season of Change. This is a great trio recording featuring Schmidt on piano, Jim Rupp on drums, Dave Morgan on bass. The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra-Jazz Vespers. This is a fantastic recording of Paul Ferguson's arrangements of religious standards. Great writng and playing. The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra-Traditions. This recording includes my piece "Thad-Type Tune" featuring Pete Mills, Sean Jones, and Dan Wall. The Jazz Unit-Choices. This is the first recorded collection of my compositions for large jazz ensemble, and features great performances by Howie Smith, Jack Schantz, Chris Karlic, Dan Wall, and Bob Fraser. Helen Welsh-One Dream. This is a satisfying collection of standards by the English songbird. Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra-Friends. An excellent Cd featuring Mark Lopeman. Jamad-Jamad. This is a recently re-released recording of the Austin, TX sextet featuring James Polk, Alex Coke, Martin Banks, A.D. Mannion, Randy Zimmerman and me. It incudes some of my first recorded jazz compositions. I really learned a lot from these legendary Texas musicians. Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra-Live at the Bop Stop. Another nice effort from Paul featuring Jim Rupp, Sean Jones, Russ Schmidt, Jack Schantz, et.al. John Perrine-Dance of the Pampanzi. This is a quartet recording by the CSU jazz prof featuring the amazing Paul Samuels on drums. The bass/drum hookup on this one is pretty satisfying. Topliow Brothers. This is an interesting session I did with the clarinetist who is best known as conductor of the Cleveland Pops and the Cleveland Institute Orchestra. CLASSICAL American Wind Symphony Orchestra-Reflections. This features the first recording of "Reflections and Meditations" for solo clarinet and winds conducted by the legendary Robert Boudreau. The score and parts are available from Peters. Katherine DeJongh, Polish National Chamber Orchestra-Twentieth Century Works for Flute and Orchestra. This Centaur recording includes my "Romance" for flute and strings Conducted by Bohdan Jarmolowicz. Greg Banacsak, Beethoven Festival Orchestra. The stunning two-Cd set includes my "Three Vignettes" for alto saxophone and strings. Mary Kay Ferguson-Panoromicos. This is an exquisite recording by the wonderful flautist and strings from The Cleveland Orchestra. This includes my "Secret of the Golden Flower." Dark Wood-Youngstown Percussion Collective. Includes a recording of my "Dark Wood" for marimba quartet. Beyond the Horizon-Adam Frey. This includes my piece "Shapes of the Morning" as recorded by the euphonium virtuoso. Score and parts are available at euphonium.com. Dana Symphonic Wind Ensemble-Tipping Points. This fine recording features my "Tipping Points" for piano, bass, and wind ensemble featuring Caroline Oltmans and myself, conducted by Stephen Gage. Dana Symphonic Wind Ensemble-Spin Cycle. This recording includes "Reactions," a concerto for drum set and wind ensemble featuring my colleauge Glenn Schaft as soloist.

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