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Sea Of Tranquility – January 18, 2006 January 18, 2006



Live in 05'

Live in 05'

Bassist Joseph Patrick Moore’s latest album¬†Live in 05¬†is a fun and spirited jazz-fusion collection of songs recorded at This House Rocks in Atlanta, Georgia on April 2nd, 2005. Moore has been busy over the last few years, putting out a few albums of his own as well as appearing on various other artist’s recordings. Here, he and his crack band of Al Smith on keyboards, drummer Jon Chalden, EWI player Al Mcspadden, and percussionist Emrah Kotan really give a five performance on eleven tracks of smokin’ and funky fusion, melodic cool jazz, and progressive tinged improvisations.¬†

Moore himself is a very smooth player with some serious chops, whether he is laying down deep grooves or lean melodic solos on electric, fretless, or double bass. Fans of Victor Bailey, Gary Willis, John Pattitucci, Stanley Clarke, and Marcus Miller, will instantly dig Moore’s energetic style. Although there are plenty of great bass solos on the album, the live setting affords his bandmates to also get in on the action, especially keyboard player Smith, who launches into a wild synth frenzy on the funky “Gypsy Moon Father Sun”. He also provides a nice melodic foundation in which Moore can dig into some serious popping bass lines on the light jazz piece “Fall”. Drummers will love the percussion/drum spotlight “Drum Dance”, which allows Chalden and Kotan some room to show off before the song segues into the fine “Datz It (version 2005)”, a song with plenty of funk bass melodies and 70’s styled electric piano.

Ultimately it comes down to compositions, and Moore is no slouch in that department. These are all memorable tunes with catchy melodies, which go along just fine with the solid chops of the band. So if you in the mood for some well played and melodic modern jazz fusion, you can’t go wrong with¬†Live in 05.
Track Listing 
1. SoulCloud 
2. Mystery 
3. Prayer of Solitude 
4. Chief Dagga 
5. Gypsy Moon Father Sun 
6. Bless You 
7. Fall 
8. Bebop Charlie 
9. What? 
10. Drum Dance 
11. Datz It (version 2005)

Added: January 18th 2006
Reviewer: Pete Pardo


The Celebrity Cafe – December 2005 December 24, 2005

Live in 05'
Live in 05′


Joseph Patrick Moore is an accomplished bassist and composer and ‚ÄúLive in 05‚ÄĚ recorded at ‚ÄúThis House Rocks‚ÄĚ in Atlanta, GA is a sensational Jazz album. I love the bass and percussion¬†and felt the album, as a whole, had such a distinctive voice.¬†

‚ÄúSoulCloud‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMystery‚ÄĚ have such a cool vibe going on. ‚ÄúPrayer of Solitude‚ÄĚ darn this track was way too short; it was so awesome! ‚ÄúDatz It‚ÄĚ (version 2005) ended the CD in style. ‚ÄúLive in 05‚ÄĚ by Joseph Patrick Moore is a fine Jazz album that I really connected with.¬†


Reviewer: Lynda Dale MacLean 

Reviewer’s Rating: 8

Added: 24-Dec-2005


Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) – 2004 November 21, 2004

BassGuitar Magazine (UK) November 2004
Review by Andy Long
for ThirdBass. Commisioned by Bass Guitar Magazine.

Bass Guitar Magazine Site
Bass Guitar Magazine Issue 14 

Joseph Patrick Moore's Drum & Bass Society - Volume 1

Joseph Patrick Moore's Drum & Bass Society - Volume 1

A surprisingly mellow version of Men At Work’sDown Under‘ opens this¬†latest project from Atlanta based session man Moore. It’s an colourful¬†album that takes a tour around some of his influences, for instance the¬†opening track is followed by a jazz arrangement of ‘Ghost Town’ by The¬†Specials and the songs of Tony Williams, Phish and The Fixx are also to¬†be found. His own compositions are a cocktail of funk, jazz and soul shaken¬†and stirred by a multitude of musicians. ‘Jamband Express‘ has a solid¬†blues/funk feel with an irresistible groove and his tribute to Herbie Hancock, ‘Herbie‘ is a showcase for some outstanding soloing, Adam Nitti¬†pops up on this track as an added bonus. Moore was recently named as one¬†of the 100 greatest jazz bassist by Digital Dream Door and this album¬†is the lastest testament to that achievement. – August 2004 August 1, 2004 – August 2004
Review by: Mark Sabbatini


Joseph Patrick Moore's Drum & Bass Society - Volume 1

Joseph Patrick Moore's Drum & Bass Society - Volume 1


When an album opens with a quirky reinterpretation of the 1980s hit “Down Under” it’s safe to assume the artist is looking to have a good time.¬†Joseph Patrick Moore succeeds to a degree in bringing listeners along on¬†Drum And Bass Society, Vol. 1,¬†even if the cast of players doesn’t quite let its collective hair down enough to make this a consistent fun fest throughout. It’s an all-over-the-map jam band romp where nobody’s the life of the party, but almost everyone has something interesting to say if you focus on them amidst the din.


The fifteen tracks include seven originals by the bass player, plus reinterpretations of hits by groups such as Phish, The Specials, and The Fixx. It’s a radical departure from Moore’s 2002 multi-tracked solo album¬†Alone Together, with the new release featuring more than twenty musicians and only a couple of songs where Moore solos‚ÄĒhis arranging of this huge cast is the main contribution.


The most unfortunate moment is Moore’s slow reggae treatment of “Down Under,” which might have been a readily identifiable crowd-pleaser, but instead comes across as unimaginative and badly at odds with the album’s overall beat. The vocals are played straight and the instrumentalists avoid anything notable for a radio-safe four minutes. The concept works much better on “One Thing Leads To Another” as one of the wind players takes over immediately on flute and doesn’t let go throughout a peppery string of phrases. It’s hardly the inspired madness of the Bad Plus, but is a plus rather than a minus to the album.


Speaking of inspired madness, some of the better moments of it occur on the hybrid world/funk/whatever collage of “Cheesefrog Funk.” “Groove Messenger” delivers a decent bit of fusion in the style of Miles Davis, who Moore cites as one of his big influences. And the scope of variety can be seen on the rather flute-heavy New Agey “Rain Dance” and the almost mainstream jazz of “Herbie,” a tribute to pianist Herbie Hancock.


The CD, released on Moore’s Blue Canoe Records, has a $9 list price, and two songs, “Jamband Express” and “Groove Messenger (The Story of Jazztronica),” are available as free MP3 downloads from¬†Moore’s web site¬†and online vendors such as¬†¬†.


Moore has proven a solid player in a variety of settings since appearing on the recording scene in the mid 1990s, and this album ranks well among his releases. Fans wanting to hear him in this setting will likely be satisfied and new listeners of such music will find it worthwhile to at least investigate the free previews. Those wanting to hear his playing will find Alone Together a better and also intriguing bet, since the overdubbing includes unexpected sounds such as percussion generated by tapping on his bass.


An Honest Tune – June 2004 June 1, 2004

An Honest Tune June 2004

Vol. 5 No.3, Summer 2004
Review by Fred Adams
An Honest Tune Site

Joseph Patrick Moore's Drum & Bass Society - Volume 1

Joseph Patrick Moore's Drum & Bass Society - Volume 1

Joseph Patrick Moore’s Drum & Bass Society, Volume 1 has got to be¬†one of the most intriguing new releases of the year. From the moment the¬†disc begins, with a new spin on Men at Work’sDown Under,’ it is rapidly¬†apparent that this Tennessee native’s musical odyssey is unlike anything¬†else coming from the South, or anywhere else for that matter.

As much a composer as a bassist,¬†the majority of the songs on this, Moore’s fourth solo release, are (very)¬†original. From beginning to end, the songs are all well written, uniquely¬†arranged, and performed with a confidence and purity of a performer doing¬†something he obviously loves. While all of the material is strong, songs¬†such as ‘Creatures of Conscience’ (featuring guest appearances by ARU¬†alumni Count M’ Butu and Jeff Sipe), ‘Datz It’ (featuring Moore’s former¬†Fiji Mariner band mate Dr. Dan Matrazzo on keyboards, along with Johnny¬†Mosier on guitar), and the ‘Cheese Frog Funk‘ trilogy leave little doubt¬†that this is an artist whose vast talents span many musical genres, from¬†new age to jazz to reggae.

Jamband Express,’ also featuring¬†Jeff Sipe on drums, is another masterfully played, and deceptively titled,¬†track. While the songs name may lead one to expect sounds similar to the¬†bass Moore became known for as he joined Col. Bruce Hampton’s Fiji Mariners,¬†not even a trace of his jam scene influences can be heard here. The track¬†actually sounds more suited to be heard as the theme of a TV show, or¬†movie soundtrack, than something one would hear on today’s jam scene.

While his own compositions are strong,¬†Moore also seems to take great joy, and possess tremendous talents, in¬†rearranging the material of others. Besides the aforementioned ‘Down Under,’¬†Moore also gives new life to another 80s pop hit, The Fixx’sOne Thing¬†Leads to Another‘ (sung by George and Caroline Pond of Snake Oil Medicine¬†Show), as well as Phish’sHeavy Things‘.

Regardless of the genre he pursues,¬†Moore plays with the class, style and skills of a man whose life is devoted¬†to his craft. While his compositions may never lend themselves to mass¬†commercial appeal or radio play, Drum & Bass Society proves Moore¬†belongs in the elite echelon of today’s newest, and brightest, stars of¬†the new age jazz world. – May 2004 May 11, 2004 may 2004
CleverJoe’s indie band top picks
Drum & Bass Society – Joseph Patrick Moore

Joseph Patrick Moore's Drum & Bass Society - Volume 1

Joseph Patrick Moore's Drum & Bass Society - Volume 1

Although CleverJoe generally tries to select artists from the abundant good music within the thriving Canadian indie music scene, once in awhile a CD comes across his desk that really kicks his ass (which is somewhat strange because CleverJoe, one dimensional as he is, has no ass, nor for that matter a desk).

A few weeks ago, Joe was rolling along the 401, whistling a tune vaguely¬†inspired by a song Bob Dylan once borrowed. The CD arrived a couple weeks¬†earlier and busy as he is, Clever had not read the accompanying press¬†release. So with no preconceptions, he reached over and popped in Joseph¬†Patrick’s Moore’¬†Drum & Bass Society CD, pressed play and rolled¬†the window down a crack.

There’s no looking back baby.

Mmmm… sweet, jazzy and intelligent, this is a great CD that goes on¬†evolving each time it’s listened to. A mostly instrumental CD, featuring¬†a healthy dose of uniquely arranged cover tunes backed by a solid live¬†band with funkadelic bass, percussion, horns, woodwinds and strings.

With a peppering of electronica and soundscapes, Drum & Bass Society¬†wanders through some unique covers of tunes by Phish, Tony Williams, Men¬†at Work, The Specials and the Fixx. A few songs do feature a vocalist,¬†most notably Temple Passmore on the opening track ‘Down Under‘.

Arranged by Joseph Patrick Moore, a 34 year old bassist from Knoxville,¬†TN, Moore’s influences include Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, The Police¬†and Charlie Parker. Traces of all can be heard throughout the extended¬†jams and instrument solos on the hour long CD.

The music definitely grows on you in a laid back sort of way . CleverJoe¬†recommends you do yourself a favour and high tail it to JPM’s web site¬†and have a taste of some Drum & Bass Society yourself. Your day will¬†be better for it.

CleverJoe Tip: This is road trip music at it’s best.


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