MURRAY JAMES MORRISON

saxophonist   composer   music educator

Bio

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Dr. Murray James Morrison is a saxophonist, composer, and music educator. Formerly, he was Head of Saxophone at the Popular Music Academy of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, where he taught jazz and popular music in Mandarin Chinese. Murray James was also Head Composer for Rye Studios, a Chinese educational app developer, and has worked as an itinerant arranger, bandleader, clinician, composer, guest lecturer, and performing artist in too many cities to count. His teachers include a who’s who of contemporary jazz legends: Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Stefon Harris, George Garzone, Jean-Michel Pilc, Ralph Bowen, and acclaimed jazz historian Dr. Lewis Porter. Murray James holds a Ph.D. in Music Performance from the Jazz Studies program of New York University. Presently, he is preparing to record the follow-up to his debut album, Happy Every Day. He lives in Edmonton with his wife Liu Liu and daughter Melody.

 

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curriculum vitae - PDF, updated March 2019

Music

happy every day (studio album)

Happy Every Day

Si Si

Security

My Melancholy Baby

Two

Apartment, Car, Money

At Hangzhou

 

other music

For Richer, For Poorer

Jasmine

Free Improvisation

Tyrannosaurus Song

My Home

Aquatic Life

 

music with video

If I Fall in Love with You

All the Things You Are / Place de la Concorde

Highways and Hedges

Happy New Year

Melody’s Lullaby

Soul Pirate / New City

O Canada

Georgia on My Mind

Crazeology” (external link)

Please Leave” (external link)

 

(musician credits)

Writing

these

Ph.D. Dissertation Abstract

Practitioner and Prophet: An Analysis of Sonny Stitt’s Music and Relationship to Charlie Parker” - 552 pages, PDF

 

those

Themselves

Christina and the Llama

machine

Daylight’s Saving

What Is Post-Edison Music?

And Suffer Them Not

Smart Chair

Offerings

The First Musician

The Profits

No Longer Aflame

Darn Them!

Luke’s Profession

The Animals of Sophisticated Secular Societies

A Good Name for a Thief

English-Speaking Farmers

Modernity in Pharaoh’s Court

20th-Century Music and Its Meanings

Jazz Controversies

Plot Synopsis of the Pilot Episode of Millennial, a Rejected 2018 Comedy Sitcom

Miss Sophie’s Diary

Mosquitoes

Freedom

Natural Selection

hallelujah

What is Music

Facebook Here Together

Good Friday

Scatter

Cathedrals and Skyscrapers

Once upon a Time

Contention

SpaceX

What Is Late Modern Man?

Music Then and Now

How Dare You

Modern Art

Which Is Better

To Whom I Belong

Firewood for Winter

Cellphone Magic

Self-Driving Cars

Mozart

PAW Patrol

Replacements for Ancient Human Desires

They See You When You’re Sleeping

The Missing Wife

War Is the Answer

Human Sacrifice

Today’s Computer Users

Death Is a Scandal

The Downsides of Letter Writing

G Clef Kingdom, Year 4/4, Common Era

Turf War

In Dystopia

I Will Sing My Song

On Contemporary Christian Worship Music

Criticizing Global Capitalism on an iPhone

Brutes, Monsters, and Devils

Hyperlinks All Over

Ages 5 to 35

When I’m Older

Over There

Daddy, Daddy!

The Score

Dear Jazz Theory Textbook Writers

Over Four Hours of Music per Day

Neutral Intervals

Christmas in China

Kings, Queens, Fatha’s, Lords and Ladies

Reel Deal

Chess Master

Decision Theology

Pictures

murrayjames &c

...with the Dragonovsky Funk Quartet

...with a book

...at the piano

...with Liu

...with Boss Ma Band

Happy Every Day photo 1

Happy Every Day photo 2

mosaic-small.jpg

“Daddy, I got this.”

 

melody

Rainbow

Unicorn 4

Unicorn 3

Family

Kitty and a Person

Disco Party

Unicorns Two

Unicorn Party Time

Butterfly Girl One

Unicorn Eye Beams

After the Flood There Was a Rainbow

Kitties Chasing Mice and Mice Chasing Kitties in a Video Game

Unicorn One

Two Unicorns and a Princess and God

Starr and Bow

Unicorn Flying Upside Down at Sunset

Princess Unicorn and Her Prince

Unicorn Forest

Mommy Walks Her Unicorn

Princess M and Her Unicorn

Unicorn

Two Unicorns and a Birthday Cake with Five Candles on It

Llama Cat

Savannah Cats Go Out for a Walk

Contact

email   murrayjames@gmail.com

wechat   murrayjames

skype   murrayjamesmorrison