Vol. 1-History Of Jazz CD (2000)

Artist: Michael Moore

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Label Arbors Records
SKU 60392549
UPC 780941121124
UPC 14 00780941121124
Format CD
Release Date 3/14/2000
Author Michael Moore
Associated Artist/Work Bertoncini, Gene
Associated Artist/Work Britto, Carol
Associated Artist/Work Collins, Cal
Associated Artist/Work Hersch, Fred
Associated Artist/Work Moore, Michael (Reeds)
Associated Artist/Work Reid, Rufus
Technical Info
Engineer Doug Pomeroy
Producer Michael Moore
CatalogID ARCD 19211
Lable Name Arbors
Released 02/14/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 68m : 21s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00780941121124
Musical Guests
Ken Peplowski
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Michael Moore (bass); Ken Peplowski (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Tom Melito (drums).
Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, New York on August 21 and 22, 1998. Includes liner notes by Dan Morgenstern.
Personnel: Ken Peplowski (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Tom Melito (drums).
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (08/21/1998-08/22/1998).
A pianoless trio of bassist Michael Moore with Ken Peplowski (tenor sax/clarinet) and Tom Melito (drums) scan the legacy of jazz from the early '20s through the Swing Era, big band, and bop tunes up to compositions by Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and Clare Fischer. Everything revolves around the probing basslines of Moore, a very formidable interpreter and soloist who is generally underappreciated in the general scheme of jazz. Peplowski is not so unsung, and shines throughout. On clarinet he lifts the lilt of the ultra-melodic Evans waltz "Very Early," employs spare phrases with Moore's bowed bass during the bopper "Donna Lee," and circles the bass arco line of "Body & Soul." With the noble wooden horn he leads and goes into an animated mode for the Latin-to-swing "A Night in Tunisia"; goes classy and near classical in a patient, almost haunting refrain for "The Peacocks"; and instead of tenor, he goes for it on clarinet during the free-to-light swing Coltrane classic "Wise One," as a bowed bass melody with Melito's rolling mallets on toms and cymbals fire up a spiritual Peplowski. As a major league tenor player, Peplowski evokes images of the greats while injecting his own ideas. The maddening triple time of "Hashimoto's (a.k.a. Limehouse) Blues," has Peplowski flying, while "Creole Love Call" (normally a clarinet vehicle) shows his tenor swinging and rambling with cowboy rhythms, courtesy Melito, while Fischer's quick bossa "Pensativa" shows Peplowski in contrasting quietude. More bluesy is the easily paced "I'm Coming Virginia," with Moore's strummed bass; a moaning bowed bass with Moore's significant other tenor on the patient ballad take of "Once in a While" perfectly shows this symbiotic relationship heard through the CD. An easily swung "Monk's Dream" showcases a head-nodding groove twixt bass and drums only. This was a nice idea worth exploring further; the piano or brass is not missed. Recommended. ~ Michael G. Nastos
Disc 1
1 That Da Da Strain
2 Very Early
3 I'm Coming Virginia
4 Hashimoto's Blues
5 Peacocks, The
6 Pensativa
7 Donna Lee
8 Body And Soul
9 Night In Tunisia, A
10 Creole Love Call
11 Wise One
12 Monk's Dream
13 Once In A While
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