A fine drummer, Bob Moses has received his strongest recognition as a colorful and adventurous
arranger/composer for large ensembles. He played as a teenager with Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1964-
1965), formed the early fusion group Free Spirits with Larry Coryell (1966), and toured with Gary
Burton's quartet (1967-1969).
Moses collaborated with Dave Liebman in the trio Open Sky, recorded with Gary Burton in the mid-
'70s, and worked with Jack DeJohnette's Compost, Pat Metheny (recording Bright Size Life), Mike Gibbs,
Hal Galper, Gil Goldstein, Steve Swallow, the Steve Kuhn/Sheila Jordan group (1979-1982), George
Gruntz's Concert Jazz Band, and Emily Remler (1983-1984).
He recorded as a composer for his own Mozown label in 1975, but Moses' reputation as a writer rests
primarily with his Gramavision releases, especially When Elephants Dream of Music (1982), Visit With
the Great Spirit (1983), and 1994's Time Stood Still