Today we’ve got the premiere of Bristol-based saxophonist and composer Oli Morris’ second single, ‘Flyer’.
Following up the smooth jazz/neo-soul vibes he created in his debut track ‘Bimal’. ‘Flyer’, a nostalgic homage to his Californian roots, pushes that sound in a more jazzy direction. Opening with a personal recording of himself and his siblings fighting with GI Joe action figures, the composition evolves into an evocative and whimsical soundscape that blends subtle drums with smooth guitar licks, neck-snapping basslines, shimmering keys progressions, and airy saxophone lines. It delivers a dose of happiness that never fails to be infectious.
As with his debut single, a song dedicated to a Naad yoga teacher, Flyer, explores those feelings of introspection, focusing more on storytelling than traditional jazz vocabulary.
The new track sees Oli hosts the musical talents of Eli Jitsuto on guitar, Sam Fox on bass, Ruaridh Wilkinson on keys, and Andee Liu on drums
You can catch Oli performing with Jamu at Mr Wolf’s on the 30th of April and a headline show with Chrissie Huntley at the Gallimaufry on the 17th of May.
Hear the track here before anyone else below.