JWQ Showcase 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

USA: Charnett Moffett - Music From Our Soul Release Date: May 19 Now Available For Pre-Order

2017 marks 30 years since bassist extraordinaire Charnett Moffett burst onto the scene with his Blue Note debut, Net Man. Barely 20 years old but already drawing attention for his virtuosic but soulful contributions to seminal recordings by Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Jordan, Moffett immediately staked out his position as one of the leading voices of his generation, uniquely adept at juggling tradition and innovation, explosive freedom and deep-pocket swing, with a fleet but muscular sound that remains instantly identifiable.
 
Due out May 19 (and now on pre-order), Moffett's Music From Our Soul is at once a summation and a celebration. The album brings together a staggering all-star line-up of collaborators from throughout the bassist's life in music, in a variety of contexts and combinations that range from an Ellington classic to original compositions spanning free-jazz combustion, Coltrane-inspired spiritual seeking to blistering funk workouts, vigorous swing and powerhouse rock fusion. Legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, ground-breaking guitarist Stanley Jordan, journeyman lead pianist Cyrus Chestnut, and iconic drummers Jeff "Tain" Watts, Mike Clark and Victor Lewis all share profound history with Moffett, but more importantly they also share a boundless passion for spontaneous creation that rushes forth from every note on this album.
 
Featuring:
Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Victor Lewis, Mike Clark,
Pharoah Sanders

Album Release Tour + NYC Show:
April 21-22: Exit Zero Jazz Festival - Convention Hall Stage, Cape May, NJ 
(Album Release Celebration w/ Brian Jackson, Jeff "Tain" Watts & Solo)
June 6: Jazz Standard, New York, NY - Charnett Moffett's 50th Birthday Celebration
June 14: Blues Alley, Washington, D.C.
July 27: Scullers, Boston, MA