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Brew Moore: The Kerouac Connection

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Brew Moore The Kerouac Connection Giant Steps 2007

Tenor saxophonist Brew Moore was one of the disciples of Lester Young whom Young himself referred to as “the greys." As a man who believed that anyone who didn't do it like Young was just plain wrong, Moore arguably hewed closer to the work of the master than any of the others. There were elements of his playing, however, that marked him out as a player ...

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Brew Moore: The Brew Moore Quintet

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That Brew Moore was a disciple of Lester Young is a cliché ¢y now, but too few are aware of how good a saxophonist Brew Moore could be. The Brew Moore Quintet was originally recorded in 1956. It has been recently re-mastered, presenting Moore in a relaxed setting playing solo after solo of swinging, soulful jazz.

Moore is obviously very comfortable with this attentive San Francisco band. These musicians play a supportive role, highlighting Moore's extended solo work while adding their ...


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