The Michael Moore Trio: The History of Jazz Vol. 2: Dedications
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19256
Musicians: ichael Moore, bass, Ken Peplowski, clarinet, tenor sax, Tom Melito, drums
A beyond category recording ranging over even more expansive terrain than Volume 1. Featured are no less than six originals by Michael Moore, each inspired by a particular musician dear to his heart, reflected in the disc«s subtitle, Dedications. Peplowski calles them "Michael«s abstract paintings of the musicians" and describes this CD as "one of the most creative projects I«ve ever been involved with." Michael Moore said "Ken and I both like to play the history of the music. It depends on who you«re playing with. Songs you«ve played before can feel new, challenging and wide open." - from the album notes by Ira Gitler, author of Masters of Bebop (formerly Jazz Masters of the Forties), and co-author with Leonard Feather of The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz.
Here is what the critics have to say:
The Michael Moore Trio: The History of Jazz,Volume 2: Dedications
John Ephland, DownBeat, January 2003
Wabash, Jimmy Rowles, Mr. Brubeck, My Shining Hour, Cave of the Heart: For Bill Evans, Cherokee, Bach Cello Suite-Yesterdays, Triple Play, Ballade For the Very Tired and Very Sad Lotus Eaters, If Dreams Come True, Shorter Tale: For Wayne Shorter, Nardis, Tom: For Antonio Carlos Jobim, Waltz New, Herbie Nichols