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Stanton Moore: With You In Mind

Read "With You In Mind" reviewed by Mark E. Gallo

Stanton Moore's tribute to Allen Toussaint is chock full of New Orleans sounds and is one of his most exciting albums to date. Moore, a New Orleans native himself, is fully immersed in the groove, and that groove is funky. Allen Toussaint pretty much invented New Orleans funk and Moore is a faithful disciple. This collection has some familiar tunes and a handful of obscurities, all of which are performed precisely and lovingly by Moore, with pianist David Torkanowsky and ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Stanton Moore: With You In Mind

Read "With You In Mind" reviewed by Doug Collette

The title of Stanton Moore's homage to Allen Toussaint suggests the affection at the heart of this project. With You In Mind symbolizes the achievements of the latter NOLA icon as ongoing inspiration for generations of musicians to come and not just those with their roots in New Orleans like this great drummer and bandleader with top billing here. Beginning with the celebratory called “Here Come The Girls," Moore's quasi-martial beat underscores the rhythm inherent in Cyril Neville's ...

CATCHING UP WITH

Stanton Moore Goes Indie

Read "Stanton Moore Goes Indie" reviewed by Gabriel Medina Arenas

Drummer Stanton Moore is one of the prodigal sons of jny: New Orleans. His fans know him well from projects like Galactic, Garage a Trois and Dragon Smoke, which prodigiously fuse rock, jazz and funk. Moore, whose musical career spans nearly 25 years, is also an educator and has released several instructional books and DVDs. However, he had never recorded a jazz-only album. Before taking that step, he immersed himself in the jazz world, and played ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Stanton Moore: Groove Alchemy

Read "Groove Alchemy" reviewed by Doug Collette

Groove Alchemy is not only the perfect title for Stanton Moore's album, it effectively sums up the unique means by which he makes music. The rhythm he conjures up morphs into melody then back again in such as remarkable natural fashion, it almost (but not quite) defies description.

It's voodoo of some kind the way Moore hammers out the beat of the first two tracks, “Squash Blossom" and “Pie Eyed Manc," only to have them shape-shift into the ...

LIVE REVIEW

Stanton Moore Trio at the Last Concert Cafe

Read "Stanton Moore Trio at the Last Concert Cafe" reviewed by Blaine Fallis

Stanton Moore Trio Last Concert Cafe Houston, Texas December 5, 2008

Jazz shows don't always draw large crowds in Houston, especially for music that leans towards experimental funk, but the Stanton Moore Trio's show at The Last Concert Cafe was in fact very well attended, and the venue's outdoor stage was put to good use, despite the sub-50 degree temperatures (BRRR!) which for South Texas is considered COLD. Didn't seem to phase the crowd ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Stanton Moore Trio: Emphasis! (On Parenthesis)

Read "Emphasis! (On Parenthesis)" reviewed by Doug Collette

Right from the beginning of this CD, it's such a pleasure to hear Stanton Moore play the drums, it's an effort to remember he is also the bandleader, co-producer and main idea-man behind Emphasis! (On the Parenthesis). With this trio work, the New Orleans native takes another step toward elevating himself to that upper echelon of jazz drummers including Art Blakey and Tony Williams.

And Moore does it all without calling attention to himself at any point. On the opener, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Stanton Moore Trio: Emphasis! (On Parenthesis)

Read "Emphasis! (On Parenthesis)" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

When New Orleans native son Stanton Moore settles down behind his drum kit, what's sure to follow is enough electrifying energy and raw power to rebuild The Crescent City all by its own bad self.Moore's rocking and rolling drums are pushed upfront in the mix, but they don't drown out Will Bernard's guitar and Robert Walter's keyboards. This trio is very much a democracy and there's plenty of room for each musician to go off on his own, ...


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