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Michael Moore, Django Bates, Lucia Cadotsch, Benjamin Koppel & More New Releases

Read "Michael Moore, Django Bates, Lucia Cadotsch, Benjamin Koppel & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Django Bates celebrated his 60th birthday and 40th anniversary as a musician while marking Bird's centennial with adventurous and witty arrangements for the Norrbotten Big Band. That gives us a cue to look into more Scandinavian and large-ensemble music, following the adventures of Bates' bassist Petter Eldh, as part of the much awaited return of Lucia Cadotsch's Speak Low project in which he works side-by-side with Swedish saxophonist Otis Sandsjo who, in turn, can be found in Martin Perret's L'Anderer. ...


Album Review

Achim Kaufmann & Michael Moore: Furthermore

Read "Furthermore" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Award-winning alto saxophonist, clarinetist, Michael Moore has performed on seminal modern and avant-garde jazz albums, spanning several decades via numerous projects and stints that include Clusone, The ICP Orchestra, bands led by drummer Gerry Hemingway and bassist Mark Helias; the list goes on. He's a California native who has resided in Holland since 1982 and is cited for his involvement with cutting-edge entities throughout Europe. Furthermore is one of three releases with highly regarded German pianist Achim Kaufmann, also including ...


Multiple Reviews

Michael Moore: Sweet Ears, Holocene & Fragile

Read "Michael Moore: Sweet Ears, Holocene & Fragile" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

The Persons Sweet Ears Ramboy 2008 Michael Moore Trio Holocene Ramboy 2008 Michael Moore Fragile Ramboy 2008

As a member of Amsterdam's venerable ICP Orchestra, saxophonist Michael Moore's musicianship and playfulness can be assumed, a part of the raconteur spirit that unites the ...


Album Review

Michael Moore & Fred Hersch: This We Know

Read "This We Know" reviewed by Jim Santella

This duo session between two old friends finds both in an expressive mood, leaving the cares of a troubled world behind while they relax with original music and classic themes. Jazz' modern mainstream is on parade here, as pianist Fred Hersch joins clarinetist and alto saxophonist Michael Moore on a program that oozes with flowing, interactive melody. If this musical conversation were transformed into a spoken dialogue, it would be one with martinis on a remote patio with no distractions; ...


Multiple Reviews

Michael Moore: Floater & White Widow

Read "Michael Moore: Floater & White Widow" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Jewels and Binoculars Floater Ramboy 2004 (2000)

With a reputation as a brilliant songwriter who can't sing, Bob Dylan is no doubt up there with Cole Porter and the Gershwin brothers as the most oft interpreted pop bards of the 20th century. The Byrds and Joan Baez owe their careers to him and scores of others do just for his opening the '60s folk movement to a mass audience. But what's ...


Album Review

The Michael Moore Trio: The History of Jazz, Volume 2: Dedications

Read "The History of Jazz, Volume 2: Dedications" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Three talented guys have combined to produce a great listen on the Dixieland scene with “The History of Jazz: Volume 2: Dedications.” Michael Moore comes together with Ken Peplowski and Tom Melito to form the Michael Moore Trio for this look back at the traditions of Jazz. The album features six original Michael Moore tunes dedicated to jazz giants, and the balance of the project is filled with remembrances of such artists as Cannonball Adderley, Ray Noble and Johann Sebastian ...


Album Review

Michael Moore: Michael Moore and his Trio: Volume 1

Read "Michael Moore and his Trio: Volume 1" reviewed by Mike Neely

What quickly becomes obvious listening to Michael Moore and his Trio is the refined taste and the casual virtuosity of one of the great bass players of our time. Over the years Moore has played alongside an encyclopedic list of jazz notables including Bill Evans and Stan Getz. On this disc he anchors an excellent trio that includes Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor saxophone and Tom Melito on drums.

There is a spare, open sound to the trio that ...


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