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Bill Moring & Way Out East: Spaces In Time

Read "Spaces In Time" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

When five entities come together, each with a different idea, the results can be unpredictable. If, by coincidence those ideas complement one another, you’ve got the recipe for Spaces In Time: the sophomore release by Bill Moring and Way Out East.

Bassist Moring, has spent his career largely in support of other artists; among them the big bands of Count Basie and Woody Herman, singers Joe Williams, Mel Torme and Diane Schuur. His associations include Clark Terry, Ray ...

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Bill Moring and Way Out East in Teaneck, NJ

Read "Bill Moring and Way Out East in Teaneck, NJ" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Bill Moring and Way Out East The Puffin Cultural Forum Teaneck, New JerseySeptember 13, 2008In the midst of the fourth and final selection of a fifty-minute set, Bill Moring and Way Out East transformed what had been an interesting performance to something extraordinary. The magic occurred during a lengthy series of exchanges between tenor saxophonist Tim Armacost and trumpeter Jack Walrath on the latter's composition, “Balls of Everything." At the onset of the ...

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Bill Moring at Enzo's

Read "Bill Moring at Enzo's" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Enzo's Jazz at The Jolly Hotel Madison Towers (22 East 38th Street at Madison Avenue) in the Whaler Bar off the Lobby in New York City is a new room for jazz, open only a few weeks. As Bill Moring stated at the end of the second set, “New York City is much different than when I started out twenty years ago, and needs more places like this." What he meant was that NYC needs more venues for jazz that ...

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Bill Moring: Way Out East

Read "Way Out East" reviewed by Rob Mariani

I wish this CD had more detailed liner notes on each of these players and a little history of the group. They're a really interesting band and frankly, I'd never heard of them before. Bill Moring and his cohorts seem completely at home in this “cordless" context and his rich, driving acoustic bass playing more than makes up for the lack of piano or guitar comping.

Drummer Steve Johns fleshes out the rhythm section with a time feeling that's very ...