International Orange – Jazzing Things Up

This week No Simple Road welcomes the incredible International Orange! International Orange (a.k.a. IO) is the brainchild of New York City veteran musicians and longtime friends Todd Isler and David Phelps. Leo Traversa provides the grooviest bass and Adam Morrison’s keys are the perfect sauce. IO’s innovative funky originals marry the slide guitar of the American South to the sensibilities of India, Africa, Brazil and beyond. The members of IO have played around the globe. Their genre-crossing resume stretches from Joe Lovano to Phish’s Mike Gordon, Angelique Kidjo, Tania Maria, John Medeski, Abdoulaye Debate and Francis Mbappe, Ivan Neville, Melvin Sparks, Steve Kimock, Jack Mcduff, Betty Buckley and on and on…

We catch up with Adam first in this conversation and the other members join us one by one! We talk about the music scene in NYC, delving into the virtual world to play their tunes, losing a bandmate suddenly and what kept them going, what it means to be ‘steeped’ in Jazz, and a ton more!

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SONG AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EPISODE IS: ‘Strut Orange’ from the album ‘A Man And His Dog’.

SONG AT THE END OF THE EPISODE IS: ‘Freight Liner’ from the album ‘A Man And His Dog’.

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