Discovery: Oli Morris

Oli Morris is a saxophonist and composer based in Bristol who has recently collaborated with Emelie Sande. His new jazz and funk track caught my attention. It’s called Flyer.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo by Seb JJ Peters

Oli wanted Flyer to convey a sense of nostalgia and he’s certainly succeeded in that. The laidback groove is littered with the ambient sound of children babbling, and its light melody opens up before you like a future that seems far out of reach, such as it does when we are young.

Originally from California, USA, Oli moved to the UK at the age of eleven where he grew up and studied music, achieving a degree in Commercial Music from the University of Chichester. Now established on the UK jazz scene, his feature on Emelie Sande’s new album Let’s Say For Instance is set for release next week. In the meantime, you can check out Flyer below.

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