Born in New York in 1897, Morris was a prolific member of the early New York Jazz scene.
With over 150 recordings, he had his own ensembles such as Thomas Morris And His Seven Hot Babies.
He recorded with such luminaries as Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, and Clarence Williams.
He also accompanied blues singers such as Margaret Johnson (5), Eva Taylor, and Sarah Martin.
With a brief appearance in the 1929 Bessie Smith film "St. Louis Blues", Morris left the music business in the 1930's, dedicating his final years to the fundamental Christian group Father Divine's Universal Peace Mission Movement.
August 30, 1897 – 1945