Bassist-composer Charnett Moffett Releases For the Love of Peace
on Piadrum Records
Release Date: May 4, 2004
Charnett Moffett Quartet CD Release Party on 5/19 at Sweet Rhythm
Charnett Moffett acoustic & fretless bass
Codaryl Moffett-drums & percussion
Mondre Moffett-trumpet & flugelhorn
88 Seventh Avenue S. (between Grove and Bleecker Streets)
New York, NY 10014
Show Times At 8:00, 10: 00 PM, Wed. 5/19
In an illustrious career spanning virtually his entire lifetime (he began recording at age seven), innovative bassist-composer Charnett Moffett has made significant contributions to the world of jazz in supporting the works of such great artists as Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Sharrock and McCoy Tyner. Moffett's latest recording as a leader is a family affair entitled For the Love of Peace, featuring brothers Codaryl Cody Moffett on drums and Mondre Moffett on trumpet along with sister Charisse Moffett on vocals and wife Angela Moffett adding spoken word on three tracks. A majority of this dynamic Piadrum Records debut focuses on Moffett's peerless pizzicato playing and bowing technique on the upright bass, culminating in the unaccompanied, uncompromising 10 1/2-minute title track that showcases the depth of his musical vision.
Embracing the concept of Freedom with Discipline, Moffett's music is inspiring and reflective, transcending both spiritual and human love. Influenced by Eastern music rooted in his years of touring in the Far East with the Moffett Family Band, and the harmolodic concept developed by Ornette Coleman, whom he has been affiliated with for the past nine years, Charnett lavishes listeners with 14 pieces of challenging, stimulating original music on For the Love of Peace.
A compelling statement as well as a manifesto for the bass and the harmolodic principles he has upheld throughout his career, Charnett Moffett's For the Love of Peace is another artistic triumph in his ongoing pursuit of pure creativity and transcendent musical expression.
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