At the ripe old age of 21, James Morrison became an overnight sensation in the U.K. with the release of his debut album, 2006's Undiscovered, which wasted little time going platinum in the British Isles. Blessed with a fresh, soulful voice that alternated between smooth and rough tones (and suggested a British Stevie Wonder), Morrison recalled both the passion of classic soul music and the confessional lyrical stance of the singer/songwriters of the 1970s. Morrison was born in the West Midlands town of Rugby, where he soaked up the influence of his parents' record collection. His mother was a fan of soul, especially artists like Otis Redding, Van Morrison, and Al Green, while his dad was big on country and classic folk musicians such as Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie…
There's nothing like the sound of a Trumpet soaring over the band and when you hit the high register, it's as exciting as music can get.
This DVD will take you from the very beginning, such as breathing and how to approach the instrument, through to some advanced concepts and 'Jazz' techniques that James Morrison has developed over the last 37 years of blowing.
So smitten with the incredible vocal harmonies of Quartet ‘The Idea Of North’, superstar Aussie musician James Morrison decided he’d record an album with them. James and The Idea Of North’s first collaboration ‘Feels Like Spring’ has a beautifully distinct sound and style crossing many musical genres: jazz, folk, gospel, pop, classical, comedy - exactly what you hear is difficult to describe. You’ll hear songs you know and songs you don’t. You’ll hear astonishing arrangements of these songs. You’ll hear them performed with great sensitivity, great energy, by great performers. There’s wonder, intrigue and genuine spirit. There’s an amazing connection. Best of all, you’ll feel you’ve known James Morrison and The Idea Of North for years.