About this performance:
Charnett Moffett performs his version of the Star Spangled Banner, taken from his recent release on Motema Music “The Art of Improvisation.”
Details magazine gave the album 4 out of 5 stars:
“One of jazzs top instrumentalists, Moffett is a hypnotic performer. Playing the upright and the electric bass and accompanied only by piano and drums, he mesmerizes with a series of propulsive minimalist grooves (like Moses and the Story) before firing up an acidy version of “The Star Spangled Banner that would have made Jimi Hendrix weep.”
About Charnett Moffett:
One of the most virtuosic bassists of the 21st century, Charnett Moffett (known for his work with Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner and Stanley Jordan) stands strong as a composer, master technician and relentless innovator on upright, fretless and piccolo basses. On ‘The Art of Improvisation’ Moffett leads a stellar band on a spirited journey through Indian, Tibetan, free jazz and jazz fusion territories. Special guests: Will Calhoun & RealWorld recording artist Yungchen Lhamo (dubbed ‘ The Voice of Tibet’ by the Dalai Lama) will attract World and Rock enthusiasts.
More info: www.motema.com
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