James Morrison’s Album Release and Album Signing at Doo Bop Jazz Bar

If you haven’t heard already, here at Doo-Bop we have been falling over ourselves with excitement this week as we launched our spectacular event, The James Morrison Quartet CD Launch.

James’ Quartet will be putting on 2 shows back to back. Each seating will be followed by an exclusive album signing of ‘Midnight Till Dawn’ at Doo-Bop on Friday March 9th. We have had an overwhelming response so far and tickets are selling fast so grab yours quick!

Media Release, by ABC Jazz

Midnight Till Dawn

James Morrison

William Morrison | Harry Morrison | Patrick Danao

Australian jazz legend James Morrison presents his first album with his own quartet – including his sons William (guitar) and Harry (double bass), alongside Patrick Danao on drums. Following performances at the BBC Proms and throughout the US in 2017, the foursome has already forged a reputation as a hot new property in jazz, combining experiences and vitality to create unforgettable performances.

Recorded at Abbey Road in London over one night, the album captures a moment in time, and gives us the opportunity to eavesdrop on an extraordinary session of music-making.

James Morrison himself tells the story:

My quartet was recording an album at the fabled Abbey Road Studios in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Peter Cobbin, one of the best engineers in the world. It doesn’t get any better than that, and my only regret was that we didn’t have time to record the quartet on their own while we were there. The orchestra recordings were all day and we had gigs in the evening – so no time, unless you go into the studio between midnight and dawn…

This was one of those sessions where the band are relaxed and in the mood to play, the lights are low and the vibe is good, the daytime hustle of a big studio has ended and only the musicians and engineer are there to hear the music. We simply called tunes we felt like playing – some standards, some originals, some ballads, some swingers… All off-the-cuff and all with a sense of just capturing how we were playing at the time.

Musicians evolve, planned projects come and go, but this is simply a snapshot of a band on the road, captured mid-tour, almost as though you were listening in on a late-night jam session… Actually, you are.

Album available 2 March 2018 | 1CD | Digital album | ABC 673 0676


  1. Candy
  2. Deep Purple
  3. The Night Was Sultry
  4. Out of Nowhere
  5. I Hadn’t Thought About You
  6. Chopstix
  7. Strawberry Milk
  8. The Fox
  9. This is Real
  10. You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You

James Morrison trumpet
William Morrison guitar
Harry Morrison double bass
Patrick Danao drums

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, 21-22 November 2016


3 March – Morrison’s Jazz Club, Mt Gambier
9 March – Doo-Bop Jazz Club, Brisbane
17 March – The Basement, Sydney
21 and 22 April – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne

For more information, visit www.jamesmorrison.com

Album available 2 March 2018 | 1CD | Digital album | ABC 673 0676