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Guitarist Mike Moreno Interviewed at AAJ

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Mike Moreno A native of Houston Texas, Mike Moreno has been making waves. The guitarist first paid his dues playing gigs around New York, and has since been able to perform with some of the biggest names in jazz, including the Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman
b.1969
saxophone
Elastic Band, Lizz Wright
Lizz Wright
Lizz Wright
b.1980
vocalist
, Nicholas Payton
Nicholas Payton
Nicholas Payton
b.1973
trumpet
, Greg Osby
Greg Osby
Greg Osby
b.1960
saxophone
and Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
b.1961
trumpet
and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.



Though he spends a lot of his time playing and touring as a sideman, Moreno leads his own band and has recorded two albums under his own name, Between the Lines (World Culture Music, 2007) and Third Wish (Criss Cross, 2008), which have received strong praise from fans and critics alike. Fresh from a series of gigs in Europe, Moreno is hitting his stride as he prepares to head into the studio later this year to record his third album.



AAJ contributor Matthew Warnock spoke with Moreno about the challenges of recording an entire album in six hours, using the studio to shape a sound that's different from live performance and much more.



Check out Mike Moreno: Focusing on the Music at AAJ today!


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