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Knoxville News Sentinel – January 19th, 1997 January 19, 1997

Knoxville News Sentinel January 19, 1997
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Review by Wayne Bledsoe
Knoxville News Sentinel

Never Never Land

Never Never Land

Former Knoxvillian Joseph Patrick Moore has taken his funky bass to the wilds of Memphis. The bassist’s new disc, NEVER NEVER LAND is a likable collection of old fashioned funk and jazz fusion. The disc also features some of the cream of the Memphis Jazz scene. Cool tunes, including INTUITION and CORNER OF THE WORLD, are easy to listen to but are an edge above much of the lite jazz on the market. Moore and the band play with thought and feeling, and every now and then toss in a hot surprise. Some of the best cuts are filled with nice brass work, and soprano saxophonist Jim Spake often stands out in the talented group.

The disc may be hard to find, but its worth searching for.

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Guitar World – 1994 June 19, 1994

Guitar World, June 1994
Hometown Heroes
Mike Varney

GuitarWorld.com

Joseph Patrick Moore – Memphis, TN

MAIN BASS: Pedulla 5 string, Kohler Upright
INFLUENCES: Miles Davis, Donald Brown, Marcus Miller 
STYLE: jazz, r&b, Hip Hop

“A musician with a broad musical background.  Joseph Moore began playing saxophone in elementary school and played drums  in the high school band. At 16, he took up bass guitar and began playing live just one year later. After high school, Joseph began playing upright bass and majored in music at the University of Tennessee. Over the last four years, Joseph has garnered acclaim for his playing in a variety of settings, including symphony orchestras and with artists as diverse as jazz rapper Gil Scott Heron and unrepentant folky Judy Collins. He’s also been working on his music performance degree at Memphis State University. On his four song demo tape Joseph plays electric bass keyboards and guitars, as well as programming the drum machines. His songs feature innovative changes which maintain a flowing groove.  Wheter he’s slapping, poppin, slidding, flawing or finessing. Fans of contemporary jazz fusion bass work should find his demo to be of great interest.” – Mike Varney

 

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.”

 

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