Over the course of his 20-year career, drummer Stanton Moore has become known as one of the premier funk musicians of his generation. On his latest album Conversations, due April 15 from The Royal Potato Family, he moves in a slightly different direction, returning to his roots while reinventing his trademark sound. The result is a combustible jazz piano trio outing, featuring David Torkanowsky on piano and James Singleton on bass, that reveals unexpected new dimensions to Moore’s always-engaging virtuosity.
Anyone who’s ever heard the interplay between Stanton Moore and his band-mates in Galactic, Garage a Trois or Dragon Smoke is no doubt aware of his intense improvisational chops. But with Conversations, Moore unveils his profound sense of swing and the fluency of his jazz vocabulary in its purest form for the first time.
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