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9 Pre-Nominated Grammy Award Listings October 23, 2010

Hello friends and Grammy/N.A.R.A.S. Members,

I’m happy to report that my CD “To Africa With Love” has been Pre-Nominated and listed for 9 Grammy Awards in the ballots for the 53rd Grammy Awards.

I’m honored and privileged to have this recognition and humbly ask all voting N.A.R.A.S. members for your consideration. You can hear clips from all tracks at: http://www.JPMAfricaLove.com

Thank you and Blessings,
Joseph

Complete List:
Field 10 – Category #44 – Contemporary Jazz Album
# On Entry Form: 054
Title: To Africa With Love

Category #1 – Record Of The Year
# On Entry Form: 538
Title: To Africa With Love

Category #2 – Album Of The Year
# On Entry Form: 486
Title: To Africa With Love

Category #3 – Song Of The Year
# On Entry Form: 730
Artist: Joseph Patrick Moore & Seth Condrey
Title: To Africa With Love

Field 4 – Category #16 – Rock Duo/Group w/Vocal
# On Entry Form: 142
Artist: Joseph Patrick Moore Featuring Seth Condrey
Title: To Africa With Love

Field 4 – Category #19 – Best Rock Instrumental Performance
# On Entry Form: 044
Artist: Joseph Patrick Moore
Title: Bass Song

Field 4 – Category #20 – Best Rock Song
# On Entry Form: 239
Artist: Joseph Patrick Moore & Seth Condrey (songwriters-Joseph Patrick Moore Featuring Seth Condrey)
Title: To Africa With Love

Field 21 – Category #84 – Best Instrumental Composition
# On Entry Form: 291
Title: Stained Glass Aura

Field 25 – Category #91 – Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
# On Entry Form: 382
Artist: Joseph Patrick Moore (Engineer Joseph Patrick Moore)
Title: To Africa With Love

 

New JPM StoreFront August 27, 2010

Date: 8-26-2010
Post: Frank Willis
Re: Joseph Patrick Moore Storefront – JPM MERCH

We are pleased to introduce the New JPM StoreFront. We have many exclusive offers as well as free downloads.
JPM Storefront

Check out the storefront by clicking here

 

With Earl Klugh and Bob James… May 26, 2010

I wanted to write a quick blog post about the amazing shows that I experienced with Earl Klugh in Los Angeles (Catalina Jazz Club) and with Bob James and Earl Klugh in Seattle (Jazz Alley). Getting an opportunity to perform and share the stage with two legends of jazz was an absolute career highlight. In addition to the musical inspiration, it was even more rewarding to find these two gentlemen to be such great people. It was a true honor and a very humbling experience.

In addition to sharing the stage with Earl and Bob, sharing the stage with David Lee Spradley (keys), Yonrico Scott (drums), Logan Patton (sound engineer LA) and David Kuhn (sound engineer Seattle) was a treat and honor as well.

Lastly, the unsung hero of the show(s) was Earl Klugh’s manager. She is one of the best I’ve ever seen and none of this would have been possible without her steady hand and sage expertise. All in all (musically and otherwise), I am very thankful for the opportunity to have made music with this cast of amazing artists and to be surrounded by wonderful genuine people.

Now on with the Motley…

Peace,
Joseph
Photo by Bob Barry

Photo by Kyle Dryden

 

Video Interview May 11, 2010

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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Daily Tribune News – Interviews JPM

Cartersville, GA: 5/11/2010: – The Daily Tribune has a nice feature interview about Joseph and Blue Canoe Records. Read the archived interview here by clicking this link.

 

Tourdates with Earl Klugh & Bob James Announced April 12, 2010

Joseph Patrick Moore will be joining jazz veteran’s Earl Klugh and Bob James for a series of concerts:

4-26-2010: Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse – Appearing with Earl Klugh, Boney James, Mindi Abair, Joey Sommerville. JPM will be part of the house rhythm section and will be performing with all artists.

5-13-2010: Los Angeles, CA – Catalina Jazz Club – Appearing with Earl Klugh

5-14-2010: Los Angeles, CA – Catalina Jazz Club – Appearing with Earl Klugh

5-15-2010: Los Angeles, CA – Catalina Jazz Club – Appearing with Earl Klugh

5-20-2010: Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley – Appearing with Earl Klugh & Bob James

5-21-2010: Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley – Appearing with Earl Klugh & Bob James

5-22-2010: Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley – Appearing with Earl Klugh & Bob James

5-23-2010: Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley – Appearing with Earl Klugh & Bob James

6-26-2010: Chicago, ILEric Clapton’s Crossroads festival – JPM will be appearing with Earl Klugh. Festival to feature: John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, BB King, Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and many more…

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Mastering complete…CD release date announced March 13, 2010

It has been a little while since I’ve blogged, as I’ve been busy completing my 8th CD titled – “To Africa With Love“.  The mastering was completed by Ken Love at MasterMix in Nashville, TN on February 11th, 2010.

I’m so excited to share this new CD!!  The release date(s) are as follows:

* To Africa With Love (single – featuring Seth Condrey): to be released on April 13th, 2010
* To Africa With Love(full CD – 13 songs): to be released on Blue Canoe Records on May 11th, 2010
* To Africa With Love (DVD/Movie Documentary): to be announced after May 11th.

Much more will be announced in the coming weeks so stay tuned.  In the meantime, you can check out the “official CD site” at: http://www.JPMAfricaLove.com

To Africa With Love

As well as the EPK Documentary about “To Africa With Love”

Watch:

That’s all for now.
Peace,

Joseph Patrick Moore

 

BlueCanoeRecords.com 2007 Interview February 1, 2007

Filed under: * Interviews — Frank Willis c/o Blue Canoe Digital @ 8:09 pm
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Serving Jazz In The Digital Age

Feature/Interview/JPM – 2007 – Click Here

 

The Celebrity Cafe – December 2005 December 24, 2005

Live in 05'
Live in 05′

 

Joseph Patrick Moore is an accomplished bassist and composer and “Live in 05” recorded at “This House Rocks” 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. 

“SoulCloud” and “Mystery” have such a cool vibe going on. “Prayer of Solitude” darn this track was way too short; it was so awesome! “Datz It” (version 2005) ended the CD in style. “Live in 05” 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.

 

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.

 

The Daily Cougar – April 2004 April 7, 2004

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

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

 

by Matt Shepherd 
The Daily Cougar

Joseph Patrick Moore’s Drum & Bass Society’s Volume 1 is every bassist’s dream — Inviting all your eclectic musician friends over to cook up some funky, ethnic musical cuisine.  JPMDBS uses more ingredients than putt-thai korat in its latest release on Blue Canoe Records. Talented and diverse musicians that are free to explore various themes in a loosely structured environment almost always yield interesting results.

From a marketing perspective, the downside to approaching a record this way is that the further one is removed from its actual performance, the less interesting the music becomes — a phenomenon that’s only amplified if the listener isn’t a musician. The onion-like layering of JPMDBS creates subtle nuances often detectable only to the musicians actually involved in the project, so don’t expect this album to break into the Top 40.

Interesting choices of material abound in Volume 1, beginning with the opening track, a cover of Men at Work’s “Down Under.” The rendition features the flute of David Freeman, the equally airy vocals of Temple Passmore and the calypso rhythms of drummer Ben Taylor and percussionists Count M’Butu and Larry Blewitt. The groove is light and breezy, but the chorus drops with the reggae earthiness of Tim Ussery’s mandolin chucking.

Original composition “Groove Messenger” is a salsa-flavored nod to Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue sessions. The samba beats provide a solid foundation for Freeman, and Vance Thompson’s modal horn jaunts into jazz age Harlem. Interesting programming and keyboard loops add a sophisticated electronic element that keeps it fresh.

The highlight of this record is the middle-eastern jam, “Cheesefrog Funk.” The frantic intro builds tension with a saxophone and a mandolin’s short bursts overlaid on the inevitable plodding of Moore himself on bass. Ziya Devletsah’s violin screams as if the electrified aeolian grains of a dust storm are bowing the strings. The violin and horns engage in a moaning dialogue over the top of an arid pocket set down by Emrah Kotan’s repetitive trash cymbals and syncopated beats along with Moore’s slap bass.

Moore showcases his bass skills on “Herbie,” a tribute to jazz/funk pioneer Herbie Hancock. He stays true to Trey Anastasio‘s playful bounce on Phish’sHeavy Things,” which is the record’s best example of the drum ‘n’ bass with its half-time bass lines and fast jungle beats.

The talent of the musicians and their unique vision is refreshing, and the resulting music is multi-layered and wildly diverse. Volume 1 imports global elements into the realm of jazz and synthetically tweaks the mixture with electronic programming. This may please those who command a more sophisticated palette and bore those who prefer lolli-pop music.

The Verdict: Put on your headphones and pick it apart like an artichoke.

Direct Link:
http://files.thedailycougar.com/static/vol69/123/arts/arts3.html

 

Indie-Music.com – April 2004 April 3, 2004

Artist: Joseph Patrick Moore

CD: Drum & Bass Society Volume 1

Style: Jazz/World/Pop

Quote: “Moore is a creative, mellow, almost trippy songwriter, weaving mysterious sounds and pure funk into this traditionally sophisticated genre.”

By Jennifer Layton

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

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

I’ve actually learned to enjoy the artsy, avant-garde feel of a group of jazz musicians getting together and letting the music flow, which is the vibe of this CD. I saw myself in a large art studio with paint-splattered hardwood floors and sheet music scattered on tables. The musicians just came in and started playing together, opening the windows to let the night air mix with the strings, woodwinds, and percussion. 

Although Moore and Crew work in several covers, most of these songs are originals. Moore is a creative, mellow, almost trippy songwriter, weaving mysterious sounds and pure funk into this traditionally sophisticated genre. I enjoyed wandering around the swirling, incense-scented, groove-heavy funk of “Jamband Express” and the tribal, rhythmic echo of “Rain Dance.” Mental barriers melt. Time dissolves. I like hanging out with these artists and just listening to them celebrate sound.

The only problem I have is when they start doing covers. I liked two of the originals too much to see their rough edges softened into jazz/world music. Moore has turned Men At Work’s “Down Under” into a woodsy, new age, flowy sound, which doesn’t seem to match lyrics about odd characters and drunken barfing. And The Fixx’s original version of “One Thing Leads To Another” had a perfectly jagged guitar riff that matched Cy Curnin’s sharp, aggressive vocal. These two songs do not lend themselves to jazz.

Having said that, I just noticed in the liner notes that one of the musicians on the “Down Under” remake is playing a pizza box with brushes. I think Colin Hay would get a kick out of that. 

 

Iowa State Daily – March 2004 March 24, 2004

Joseph Patrick Moore’s Drum and Bass Society
“Volume 1” (Blue Canoe)
Compare to: Stanley Clarke, Fredalba

Review b y  — Dan Hopper

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

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

Joseph Patrick Moore has once again proven his versatility as a bass player, arranger and composer. Unfortunately, his music is all over the board stylistically, which may lower its appeal.

“Volume 1” is layered with diverse songs, all of which contain complex musical patterns. Moore and his backing musicians groove as hard as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at times, and Moore’s skills on bass are definitely comparable to Funkadelic’s Bootsy Collins.

The songs have a light-hearted enough tone to fit with any jazz listener’s taste, but the superb backbeats give most of the songs a Latin and funk feel.

There is even a hint of some Caribbean and Arabian influences found throughout. “Down Under”, the leadoff track, could not have received a better title. The music sounds like it could fit perfectly with a TV advertisement for a South Pacific Island’s vacation getaway.

The music features shakers, congas, Udu drums, a mandolin, a flute and even a pizza box scraped, tapped and swirled with jazz brushes. The choice of instruments is innovative, though slightly unconventional.

“Ghost Town” starts out with a few bone-chilling screams. The lyrics mention a ghost town, but the music brings images of deserts and sandstorms with a little enchantment placed upon them.

“Creatures of Conscience,” a Tony Williams composition, has the strongest groove and features an extremely syncopated jazz-funk drum pattern. Jeff Sipe‘s tom fills, high-hat work and borderline-genius drum solo in this song are admirable, considering his name is one not generally mentioned outside of jazz and funk musician circles.

“Creatures Of Conscience” is a good song, but it doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of Moore’s album. He is a bassist and the track obviously features the drums. The bass is barely noticeable.

This is without question a “musician’s album,” meaning the people who would buy it would most likely be musicians who are deeply versed in complicated musical styles or those with a deep love for groove-oriented music or appreciation in general.

 

WCJZ – March 2004 March 15, 2004

WCJZ March 2004
Review by Smooth Zippy
WCJZ Site

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

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

Joseph Patrick Moore has done it again with another hit CD. GROOVE MESSENGER…a groove that gets your feet tapping and if you listen close a bit of Miles
comes out in this track. This is one of my favorite tracks on the CD. CREATURES OF CONSCIENCE…A little of the old and a splash of the new.  An upbeat sound that’s just plain cool. DOWN UNDER…Vocal Talent Temple Passmore gives this Men at Work hit a new smooth sound.

The CD is a mix of jazz, World, Pop, and a jazzy Rock Sound.

A must have CD in your collection.

 

 
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