Amazon.com Widgets

Joel Moore Quartet: Joel Moore Quartet (2006)

By Published: | 2,983 views
Joel Moore Quartet: Joel Moore Quartet How we rate: our writers tend to review music they like within their preferred genres.

Certain musical works are meant to be thought-provoking and emotionally moving—even disturbing; others are meant to be soothing and ear pleasing. Joel Moore Quartet's eponymous CD is of the latter kind. The music is a cross between later day soul-jazz and contemporary smooth sounds, with laidback tunes where the improvisation rarely ventures far from the melody, and even when it does it stays in familiar territory. The music is consistent and the tracks do sound similar to one another. The album closer, "Catchin' the Trane, stands out as the most adventurous of the lot.

Moore's tenor tone is derivative of Grover Washington Jr. during his Mister Magic (Mojazz, 1974) days, even though his solos do not have as much of a bite. The bass and the drums provide solid, unwavering support to both the leader and pianist Jakub Rojek, who stands out in this group of extremely talented musicians, primarily because his improvisation is the most adventurous.



The sound of the CD is so pristine that it almost feels as if one is listening to the musicians face-to-face. Joel Moore Quartet is a pleasantly tame recording by talented musicians that is meant to clear the mind and entertain, rather than engross, provoke and disturb. The feeling this CD evokes is that of a relaxing evening out doing nothing in particular. Everyone needs that once in a while.

Track Listing: Fireside; Hindsight; Hat Trick; Longing; November; Catchin' The Trane.

Personnel: Joel Moore: tenor saxophone; Bob Ferraris: double-bass; Jakub Rojek: keyboards; Paul Townsend: drums.

Record Label: Self Produced

Style: Contemporary/Smooth


comments powered by Disqus
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Article Search