Chris Morrissey

Chris Morrissey is a songwriter, a bassist, a singer, a music director, a leo, an uncle, a lover of most cats and some dogs, a New Yorker, a Minnesotan, a yoga practicer, a wino, a restaurant frequenter, and joke teller/appreciator. As a bassist, he's logged hundreds of thousands of miles touring five continents with the Jim Campilongo Trio, Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet, Beat Music, Dave King Trucking Company, Sara Bareilles, Chris Thile’s “Live From Here” house band, Margaret Glaspy, Boy George, Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird, Mason Jennings, Gretchen Parlato, Trixie Whitley, Gabriel Kahane, and Amy Helm.

As a music director, he assembled bands, arranged and rehearsed repertoire for tour and TV for Sara Bareilles (on her Album of the Year Grammy nominated “The Blessed Unrest” tours), Sharon Van Etten (Remind Me Tomorrow tours), Trixie Whitley (Porta Bohemica tours), and Elle King (Shake The Spirit tours).

As a composer and band leader, Mr. Morrissey has released four records to high praise: "Laughing and Laughing” (2018), "The Morning World" (2009, Sunnyside), "Cannon Falls Forever" (2011, self release) and "North Hero" (2013, Sunnyside). His 5th record is forthcoming on Edition Records in July 2021.

He has been featured in Bass Player Magazine, is a member of the adjunct faculty at The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music and has received commissions from The Jazz Gallery and The Jazz Coalition. Chris lives between a park and a cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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CHRIS MORRISSEY

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Laughing and Laughing

CHRIS MORRISSEY

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North Hero (2013 Sunnyside Records)

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CHRIS MORRISSEY QUARTET

The Morning World (2009 Sunnyside Records)

TAURUS

Cannon Falls Forever (2011)

VIDEO

Mark Guiliana's Beat Music (Live at the Barby, Tel-Aviv)


Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet - Village Vanguard 2019


Chris Morrissey - The Inventor


No Budge - South X


Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet


Jim Campilongo Trio "Big Bill" - Rockwood Music Hall


Margaret Glaspy: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert



DISCOGRAPHY

  • Chris Morrissey

    Chris Morrissey Laughing and Laughing

    Laughing and Laughing (2018)

  • Jim Campilongo

    Live at Rockwood Music Hall NYC (2018)

  • Mark Guiliana

    BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC!(2019)

  • Mark Guiliana

    Jersey (2018)

  • Margaret Glaspy

    Emotions and Math(2016)

  • Dave King Trucking Co.

    Surrounded by the Night (2016)

  • Chris Morrissey

    North Hero (2013)

  • Sara Bareilles

    The Blessed Unrest (2013)

  • Jim Campilongo

    Dream Dictionary (2014)

  • Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet

    mark guiliana family first

    Family First(2015)

  • Lucius

    lucius wildewoman

    Wildewoman(2013)

  • Ben Kweller

    Go Fly A Kite (2012)

  • Ben Kweller

    Changing Horses (2009)

  • Ben Kweller

    How Ya Lookin' Southbound, Come in? (2008)

  • Ben Kweller

    Sawdust Man (2008)

  • Mason Jennings

    Live at First Ave (2010)

  • Mason Jennings

    In The Ever (2008)

  • Mason Jennings

    Bone Clouds(2006)

  • Mason Jennings

    If You Need A Reason (2006)

  • Mason Jennings

    Use Your Voice (2004)

  • Mason Jennings

    Use Your Van (2004)

  • Haley Bonar

    Big Star (2009)

  • Haley Bonar

    Only Xmas (2008)

  • Haley Bonar

    Lure The Fox (2006)

  • Andrew Bird

    Armchair Apocrypa (2007)

  • Taurus

    Cannon Falls Forever (2011)

  • Chris Morrissey

    The Morning Worls (2010)

  • The Pines

    Sparrows In The Bell (2007)

  • Dosh

    Tommy (2010)

  • Astoria Boulevard

    Astoria Boulevard (2011)

  • Bill Mike Band

    Better News (2005)

  • Bill Mike Band

    Truce (2008)

  • Daniel Martin Moore

    In the Cool of the Day (2011)

  • Justin Townes Earle

    Rave On Buddy Holly (2011)

  • Nick Africano

    The Butterfly Bull (2012)

  • Cowboy Curtis

    Observations Assumptions (2004)

  • Matt Jennings

    Two Become One (2005)

  • Wishbook

    Happy Garden (2012)

  • Pierre Guimard

    Les Beaux Souvenirs Ne Meurent Jamais (2009)

  • Bobby Long

    Wish Bone (2013)

PHOTOS

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CONTACT

booking:

chris@chris-morrissey.com



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site : Luke Anderson
all photos by Shervin Lainez