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© Peter Morgan 2016
Welcome to my website which is now redesigned to feature my music only.
In recent years I have been focusing more and more on solo playing and my 3 string double bass. Most of the solo music I am playing is free improvisation or what used to be called avant-garde. I see it as a musical equivalent of the abstract visual art I have been making for years. In fact I think I am as influenced by visual concepts and artists such as David Smith, Hans Arp and Ben Nicholson as any music I hear.
The musicians who inspire me the most are the ones who play like themselves, with real humanity, in particular players such as Red Garland, Django Reinhart, Red Mitchell, Lol Coxhill, Edicson Ruiz and many many more.
In recent times I have been very influenced by the double bass philosophy of Korneel Le Compte. I could never get close to the way he plays, but his wide ranging ideas have given me the confidence to explore.
I still enjoy playing most styles of jazz and mainly use my 4 string for more conventional music. It is a wonderful utilitarian warhorse that has never let me down.
I gave up playing modern bows some years ago; I have a large collection of old Dragonetti bows and I play them all. They all have different personalities and help me improvise in different ways.
I hope you enjoy having a look around this website; if you would like to talk please get in touch.
For a selected musical CV click here
My visual art can now be seen at www.cowriebay.com