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CD release and personal notes – written by JPM May 11, 2010

To Africa With Love

Hello friends,

Today (May 11th, 2010) my newest CD “To Africa With Love” is released on Blue Canoe Records. I’m so excited to share this recording with you and hope that you will check it out and enjoy!

As the title suggests, “To Africa With Love” is a collection of songs inspired by the magical enchantment of Africa, fused with my musical influences and American heritage.  These audio vibrations are a snapshot of my life from June 2008 through the completion of this recording on February 11th, 2010.  Through happiness and pain, this recording captures my daily journey of the many facets in the creative process.  The composition, arrangement, performance, engineering, mix and overall production of this audio diary reflects my present musical and spiritual state.

Music has no boundaries and can not be separated by oceans, governments and principalities.  Music has the power to uplift, connect, heal and create universal harmony for the human race.  As God’s vessel, each of us are on a spiritual journey to develop and embrace the gifts He has given to us. With these gifts we should be reminded to develop and share them for and with our fellow man. Each of our unique thumbprints should not be taken for granted but must be utilized for the greater good.  It is my sincere hope that this CD captures and embraces this spirit, as it is the nucleus of every note and creative thought I relay to you.

This CD would not have been possible without the following artist’s who added their unique thumbprint to this recording:
Tyrone Jackson (keys)
Brian Carl (guitar)
Wayne Viar (drums/percussion)
Charlie Wood (vocals)
Seth Condrey (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Chinua Hawk (vocals)
Abbes Bouzefrane (vocals)
Ken Love (mastering)

To Listen, Hear, Watch, Buy visit – JPMAfricaLove.com

Sincerely,
Joseph Patrick Moore

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Video Interview

Joseph was recently interviewed by Bob Carter of Bob’s Music Connection. In this three part video interview, Joseph discusses his newest release To Africa With Love as well as his upcoming tour with Earl Klugh, Bob James and many other past/future musical adventures. Check out the video interview below or visit Bob’s Music Connection.
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The Commercial Appeal – September 28th, 1996 September 28, 1996

The Commercial Appeal, September 28th, 1996
Review by Bill Ellis
Memphis, TN
The Commercial Appeal

Never Never Land

Never Never Land

If ever a case could be made for an ongoing jazz scene in Memphis, Moore’s disc is it. The bass player’s hand-picked ensemble is a roll call of the best of the best, including Jim Spake, Carl Wolfe, trumpeters Scott Thompson and Bill Mobley and clarinetist Lannie McMillian. Heard as well is Hammond B-3 organ phenom Charlie Wood and DDT Big Band singer Kelly Hurt, who adds a silky scat to one tune.

That Moore could gather such esteemed talent for his self-produced disc speaks volumes of the jazz bassman’s talents. Moore, who has been featured in notable guitar magazines, plays around town these days with the Memphis Groovetet. His funky bass lines will bring to mind Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius, which is not bad company. He even does an all-bass arrangement of Coltrane’s Giant Steps that makes such recent bass arranged efforts by Rob Wasserman puerile in comparison.

Full of melodic invention and deft charts, Moore’s own compositions are much more than excuses to jam (something Pastorius wasn’t always sensitive to). Moore’s locally made NNL can hold its own with any national contemporary jazz record on the market today and deserves major label distribution.

 

Guitar For The Practicing Musician – 1994 June 1, 1994

Guitar for the Practicing Musician, June 1994

Resume column

NAME: Joseph Patrick Moore
AGE: 24
EQUIPMENT: Pedulla 5string, Kohler upright, SWR speakers, ADA preamps, Trace Elliot Preamp, QSC power amp, Digitech delay.
PERSSONAL STATEMENT: I was a recent recipient of the Milt Hinton International Bass Scholarship and have been playing upright and electric bass for eight years. I have performed with Gil Scott HeronJudy Collins and the Knoxville Pops, Donald Brown, James Williams and others. Recently I arrived back in Memphis, TN from London, England where I performed with Charlie Wood for six weeks.

COMMENT: He pops, he grooves, play the melody and the silence. He plays the jazz, he plays the bass and doubles on sax. It don’t get much more musical than the talent of Joseph Patrick Moore.”

 

Joseph Patrick Moore

Joseph Patrick Moore

 

 
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