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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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Discover Yourself September 14, 2009

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ty</code>eYears ago I scribbled several quotes that really effected my outlook on music, creativity and life.  Recently, I found this paper of quotes in a shoebox of memories.  While I do not know the author, I thought it was worth blogging/posting and sharing this:

"Be brave enough to live creatively.  The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.  You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and not quite knowing what you are doing.  What you will discover will be wonderful - yourself." - author unknown


 

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. 

 

 
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