Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stanton Moore

Add Date: April 13

Artist: Stanton Moore

Album: Groove Alchemy

Label: Telarc International

Genre: Funk

Comments: From the onesheet: "For drummer Stanton Moore, it's just a matter of finding the right groove. Moore proves his theory many times over with the release of Groove Alchemy... The 12-track set is the culmination of Moore's multimedia project that also includes an instructional book and DVD of the same name. All three facets of the project are designed to explore the roots of funk drumming by examining the work of pioneers like Jabo Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, and Zigaboo Modeliste--each of whom made their mark at different times throughout the 1960s as the engines driving James Brown's and the Meters' legendary rhythm sections--and in turn tracing their influences back to the rhythms coming out of New Orleans in the earlier part of the 20th century.

"But Groove Alchemy is anything but a strictly academic exercise. 'If you're just a listener and a music fan, you can pick up the record and totally dig it for the music itself,' says Moore... [whose] trio on the new recording includes Robert Walter [on organ and piano] and guitarist Will Bernard."

Perhaps some competition for Jens Hannemann?

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