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Nick Moran

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A native of New York City, Nick Moran began playing trumpet at age ten, switching over to the guitar at thirteen. His early musical influences were the British rock guitarists Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Peter Frampton. Moran played in several rock groups throughout high school and college, and also studied classical guitar. He first discovered the music of George Benson at age fifteen. Other musical influences include Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Nick’s study of jazz began in 1991 with arranging and ear training classes at the Fachbereich Musik in Mainz, Germany, where he also played guitar and trumpet in the university big band

Album

Elegy for an Undiscovered Species

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Elegy for an Undiscovered Species; Two Ears Old; In Three; Expeditor; Longing; The Greater Fool; Two Ears Old (reprise).

Article: Album Review

Johannes Wallmann: Elegy for an Undiscovered Species

Read "Elegy for an Undiscovered  Species" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Poco noto in Italia, Johannes Wallmann è un 47enne pianista e compositore nato in Germania ma cresciuto in Canada e formatosi musicalmente negli Stati Uniti (al Berklee College of Music di Boston e alla New York University). Vive a New York dal 1995 e ha pubblicato nove CD compreso il presente dove affianca un'orchestra d'archi a ...

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Article: Album Review

Johannes Wallmann: Elegy For An Undiscovered Species

Read "Elegy For An Undiscovered  Species" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Supported by the Artemis supergroup members drummer Allison Miller and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen as well as by long-time collaborator Dayna Stephens and bassist Nick Moran, Johannes Wallmann can count himself lucky to have a celebrity packed core band behind him to present six new cuts fresh off the pianist's pen. In addition to the celebrity lineup, ...

Album

No Time Like Now

Label: Manor Sound Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Strange Brew; My Beautiful; Intention; Slow Drive; Wishful Thinking; No Time Like Now; Say Hi to Paris; Natalya; The Physicist Transformed; Renewal.

Article: Album Review

Nick Moran Trio: No Time Like Now

Read "No Time Like Now" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


A cinque anni dal precedente Messenger, il chitarrista newyorchese Nick Moran esce con un nuovo disco in trio: No Time Like Now. Con lui sono l'organista Brad Whiteley ed il batterista Chris Benham. L'organico non è certo nuovo ed effettivamente il repertorio che propone è proprio quello che ci si attende da una formazione del genere, ...

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Say Hi to Paris

Featuring the music of Nick Moran
Duration: 5:24

Session shots of "Say Hi to Paris" from the Nick Moran Trio's new release "No Time Like Now" with...Nick Moran: guitar;Brad Whiteley: organ;Chris Benham: drums
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News: Recording

New York Guitarist Nick Moran Seizes the Moment With a Gorgeous Organ Trio Album “No Time Like Now”

New York Guitarist Nick Moran Seizes the Moment With a Gorgeous Organ Trio Album “No Time Like Now”

With every well-placed note and every incisive solo on Nick Moran's new album No Time Like Now, the guitarist brings an urgent creative agenda to the table. Featuring organist Brad Whiteley and drummer Chris Benham, both rising players on the New York scene, No Time Like Now is a potent trio session that focuses on Moran's ...

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Article: Album Review

Nick Moran: No Time Like Now

Read "No Time Like Now" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Part of the appeal of the traditional organ trio--Hammond B3 organ, guitar and drums--is the juxtaposition of the guitar's succinct phrasing slicing through the blurry winter breeze of the B3. Another part is the music's straight-up funkiness. This is music of the city, pioneered by organist Jimmy Smith and guitarists Wes Montgomery and Grant Green. The ...

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News: Radio

Rockwired.Com's 'All New Jazzed and Blue Features The Nick Moran Trio and Their Latest Release "No Time Like Now"

Rockwired.Com's 'All New Jazzed and Blue Features  The Nick Moran Trio and Their Latest Release "No Time Like Now"

The weekly online radio series Jazzed and Blue: Profiles in Blues and Jazz is back and is now available for download at Rockwired.com and features an exclusive interview with jazz guitarist Nick Moran of The Nick Moran Trio regarding his brand new release No Time Like Now. In the opening segment, Moran discusses the inspiration behind ...


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