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Kendall Moore: Focus

Read "Focus" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Trombonist and composer Kendall Moore's debut, Focus, exhibits remarkable maturity and an exquisite harmonic sense. The six originals are intricately constructed and orchestrated in intriguing patterns. Each one is imbued with an individualized mood and varying degrees of dramatic tension. The cinematic “Fellowship" opens with pianist Angelo Versace's sparse haunting keystrokes. The ensemble's languid, long lines unfurl with nocturnesque flair ushering in bassist Gary Thomas' lithe, lyrical solo. The stimulating tightly interwoven reverberations give way to Moore's erudite, ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Kendall Moore: Focus

Read "Focus" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Chicago native Kendall Moore is a trombonist and composer currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami and has been part of South Florida's vibrant jazz scene for some time. Forging a career that has enabled him to perform with such icons as Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Heath and others, Moore now presents his debut album as leader with stunning Focus, a project of contemporary, straight ahead jazz offering a sensational selection ...


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