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Ken Morrell
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ABOUT

I'm a freelance sax and clarinet player based in the East Midlands area of the UK.

My main influences are rhythm and blues and swing although I play all types/genres of music.

I am also an experienced arranger for combos ranging from small to large.

If you're looking for a sax/clarinet player or for arrangements for your band or want to know more about me please go to my website www.kenmorrell or email me at contact@kenmorrell or Message me at https://www./KenMorrellMusic/ and let’s see if we can come up with what you're after.

I can also provide brass/horn sections of any size for live or recording work to augment your existing line up.

BTW, I'm not really 90 and this site strips 'dot com' from the email and website addresses so you'll need to add that if you want to contact me.

Screen name:
Ken Morrell
Member since:
Oct 13 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Instrumentally, my first influences were Sydney Bechet and Bernard ‘Acker’ Bilk. I then went on to discover the great Blues saxophone players such as Eddie Vinson, Buddy Tate, Jimmy Forrest, Arnett Cobb, King Curtis, Junior Walker, Sonny Stitt, Hal Singer, Plas Johnson and Illinois Jacquet, to name but a few The influences of these true giants have, in recent years, been enhanced by a rediscovery of swing and the often overlooked music of the fifties and a tentative exploration of electronic music and the smooth jazz sounds of the likes of Dave Sanborn, the great Jim Horn and Kenny G. Oh, and not forgetting the amazing Jan Garbarek. Whilst I'm comfortable playing or listening to most styles of music, I have to confess that my main love is the Blues. No idea why. anything 'Bluesy' just seems to resonate and the fact that there's just so much of the old stuff available these days is amazing.

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Expert
Clarinet:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

King Silver Sonic Tenor
Selmer Series 1 Super Action 80 Tenor
King Silver Sonic Alto
Hanson Soprano
B & H & Conn Clarinets
AKAI EWI 4000S
Yamaha MM6
Peavey amp combo.
Rhode NT3 microphone
Boss VE - 20 Processor

MUSIC