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Quentin Moore

Quentin Moore is “The Last Mohican” of southern-style soul. In an era where Black music is dominated by electronic samples and rappers, this avant-garde musician breaks the mold with live instruments, particularly the vintage sound of the Fender Rhodes, which conjures memories of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. Lyrically, Quentin Moore embraces everyday topics like romantic complexities and brings a feel-good vibe to his audience though each song. He displays his creativity through his return-to-innocence yearnings in “Vintage Love” or his swagger in the sexually-charged tune, “Gimme Some Sugar”. Born and raised in the Austin, Texas, dubbed the live music capitol of the world, Quentin developed an ear for soul in the church

Album

You Forgot Your Heart

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: I Wish I Was Crazy; That's My Girl; My Way; Paper; You Forgot Your Heart; Y.O.L.O.; I Miss My Baby; Lola Jean; Black Sugar; Witch; I Wanna Be in Love; Natural Sista; I Could Fall in Love With You; Love's Worth; It's Funny; So in Love.

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Article: Album Review

Quentin Moore: You Forgot Your Heart

Read "You Forgot Your Heart" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Continuing the pattern of his self-produced debut Vintage Love (2009) and Quentinized (Mixtape) (2011), Quentin Moore wrote, sang most vocals, played most instruments, and recorded and produced You Forgot Your Heart himself, from the heart. “With this project, I wanted to offer something organic to listeners, while maintaining that core soul sound," Moore suggests. “I like ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Raising Vision and Voice

Read "Raising Vision and Voice" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Decades ago, Archie Shepp and Sun Ra were among the first musicians to expand their vision for the human voice beyond the traditional verse-chorus-verse song structure. Today, through digital sampling and other technology, musicians incorporate and manipulate the human voice in ways that even these two iconoclasts might not recognize. At the same time, the profound ...

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Article: Interview

Quentin Moore: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Read "Quentin Moore: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Much has been recently written about the “graying" of jazz and the audience who listens to it, young musicians seem to continually discover (and rediscover) its enduring value--and not just the value of jazz as its own standalone genre, but the benefit of incorporating aspects of jazz, such as improvisation and arrangement, into music of every ...

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News: Interview

Singer/Multi-Instrumentalist Quentin Moore Interviewed Today at All About Jazz!

Singer/Multi-Instrumentalist Quentin Moore Interviewed Today at All About Jazz!

While much has been recently written about the “graying" of jazz and the audience who listens to it, young musicians seem to continually discover (and rediscover) its enduring value—and not just the value of jazz as its own standalone genre, but the benefit of incorporating aspects of jazz, such as improvisation and arrangement, into music of ...


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