James Morrison

Postcards from Down Under

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A collaboration between James Morrison and artist Ken Done, this fairly obscure Atlantic set finds Morrison and pianist Garry Dial performing nine originals that were inspired by Done's paintings; in a few cases, Done reversed the process by creating a painting based on his impressions of Morrison's music. The performances (featuring the leader on trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, the EVI, baritone horn and organ, Dial, guitarist Steve Brien, electric bassist Victor Rounds and drummer John Morrison) are solid, sometimes impressionistic and generally straight-ahead, although none of the individual songs would catch on.