Flow Trio with Joe McPhee
""The Flow Trio do that. Flow. They flow in a free manner. They flow because each player sets up the other players with what he does, allowing them to invent fertile extended collective improvisations." – All About Jazz"
Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris
""What is noticeable is that every gap - even the tiniest half bar is immediately filled, as if it was a sin to leave any space un-played. At times the strings of piano and guitar meld and form a base upon which Perelman's sax builds and ricochets from but mostly this is three musicians improvising as they should, composing on the spot and producing something quite special." - Sammy Stein credits "
"Recorded in October of 2011 with longtime collaborators Steve Lantner on Yamaha electric piano and Jerome Deupree on drums, the disc’s five improvised pieces revolve around a core set of ideas that seek to employ the guitar as a post-Hendrix sound generator. -Derek Taylor, Dusted Magazine"
"One most engaged with the soul/funk/R&B axis of his four areas of exploration post-Hendrix, new jazz, solo acoustic, extended techniques. Of all Morris' records, this is perhaps his most accessible and his weirdest. Accompanied by Sebastian Steinberg on bass and Jerry Deupree on drums, Morris comes up with nine tunes, all of them collective improvisations that showcase the soloing of the entire band, often simultaneously. -Thom Jurek, All Music"
"Abstract yes, but melodic too, with careful restraint precision on the first and third piece, with leads indeed to a strange kind of non-figurative clarity, and with more nervous and agitated work on the two other pieces. -Stef, Free Jazz Blog"
Age of Everything
"Again, just four large slabs of music, uncompromisingly played and with that deceptively linear approach which suggests that harmonic depth isn't the first thing that excites the guitarist. -Richard Cook, Penguin Jazz Guide"
"Live recordings from guitarist Joe Morris, performing solo at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in two Octobers from 2013 to 2014, showing remarkable technical and creative skills while captivating his audience with accessible progressions and story-telling; masterful!"
"His guitar work has always been ferocious, but that zeal was often an introspective intensity. Here, his sound is extroverted and unreserved. Morris performs in trio with his guitar protege Chris Cretella, who like Morris often does, plays bass. Here, electric bass to Morris' electric guitar. The trio is complete with drummer Dave Parmelee, who has more in common with Chris Corsano and Ronald Shannon Jackson than he does with Paul Motian and Billy Higgins."
""Joe Morris effortlessly changes the face of modern guitar every time he plays, one hand touches the ancients; the other is pulling in the future, all wrapped in a blanket called now." - William Parker"
"The album ends with the upbeat "Nettle", uptempo and boppish again, full of great playing by all three musicians, and again, as unpretentious and musically honest as their previous release. Luther Gray is great. Morris as unpredictable as ever - and I always welcome his lyricism on bass. Cancura is a guy to watch. Enjoy! -Stef, Free Jazz Blog"