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Relix – October 2002 October 20, 2002

Relix – October 2002
October/November
Vol. 29. Number 5
Review by Art Howard
Relix.com

Alone Together

Alone Together

Prior to the era of grunge it was popular for musicians to possess musicianship. The jamband scene has come to the rescue for those of us who still prefer players who know how to play, and one of the better bass players in the jamband world is former BlueGround UnderGrass bassist Joseph Patrick Moore.  His new solo LP, ALONE TOGETHER, consists of only one instrument, the bass (electric and stand-up), multi-tracked and played in a variety of octaves to create a bass symphony. On the stylistic side, what sets Moore apart from most bass virtuosos is that he actually plays bass parts on the bass rather than guitar parts. Further distancing him from the instrumentalist flock is that ALONE TOGETHER demonstrates he is facile and versatile without
turning into a circus sideshow.  The tunes are low-key and understated, and he touches on an interesting variety of styles, mainly jazz, ambient and funk.

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Performer Magazine – December 2000 December 1, 2000

Performer Magazine, December 2000
Southeast
Review by K. Harris

Performer Magazine

Soul Cloud

Soul Cloud

Now, Joseph Patrick Moore’s Soul Cloud is a smooth and relaxing album with just a touch of funk. While listening to this album, the following is the picture that it created. If you will, please envision that you and your girl (or significant other) are sitting in a cozy, dimly lit (like a Love Jones atmosphere) couples restaurant as you two occupy a corner. Across the room on a small, low stage, there is a band playing as you two talk and laugh. Soul Cloud does not actually create a candle lit evening, but it does create a comfortable, friendly, social vibe that might make a room give quiet applause with a catcall and possibly a whistle after the band’s set. You pay attention to the music, rather than just getting lost into their dates. This is mainly an instrumental jazz collective that displays everything from string instruments to horns, with a few extras in between. Moore and company get down with songs like DATZ ITASHES TO ASHES, MUMPHUS COSANOSTRA, displaying nothing but musical talent.  Kudos to the sax player that made his instrument wail, wallow, and cry in COSMIC DANCE. It was so impressive that it had to be rewound to ensure I heard what I thought I heard. Also JPM shows skills that were second to none in GOING TO CALIFORNIA.

To sum the album up, Soul Cloud is well-written, exquisitely produced, and fabulously performed. If this project is any indication, Joseph Patrick Moore will be delighting music listeners for many years to come.

 

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

Knoxville News Sentinel January 19, 1997
Showtime
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.

 

Hits Magazine – September 30th, 1996 September 30, 1996

Hits Magazine , September 30th, 1996

Never Never Land

Never Never Land

 

Received a very interesting album by bassist Joseph Patrick Moore, whose Never Never Land (MMP) contains choice and thoughtful cuts that cover a wide variety of jazz idioms. Jazz/NAC formats will find a variety of tunes to bring to listeners, including UP THE STAIRS, CORNER OF THE WORLDSEX IN SPACE and the title cut. And those are just the start…

 

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

 

 
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