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Ralph Moore: The Complete Landmark Recordings

Read "The Complete Landmark Recordings" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

A musician who has been sadly absent from the current jazz scene, tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore took part in the '80s revival of hard bop while fashioning one of the most recognizable sounds around. After he made his debut recording for the Reservoir label, Moore would go on to record a pair of albums each for Criss Cross Jazz and Landmark. Then following one more effort for Savoy Jazz, Moore would fall silent for a lengthy spell that has yet ...

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Ralph Moore: The Complete Landmark Recordings

Read "The Complete Landmark Recordings" reviewed by Jim Santella

His exposure with Jay Leno’s Tonight Show band has brought tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore right into our living rooms and bedrooms. By reissuing two Landmark albums from 1988 and 1990 in one double CD package, 32 Jazz has reintroduced valuable straight-ahead quartet and quintet material that caught several young lions near the beginning of their careers: trumpeter Roy Hargrove, pianist Benny Green, and trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Assisting Green in the rhythm section are stalwarts Peter Washington on bass and Kenny ...


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