Bass player, producer, dreamer Joseph Patrick Moore
has performed with: Stewart Copeland (The Police), Earl Klugh, Bob
James, Buddy Miles, Celtic Women and many more. He formed in 2003
the Blue Canoe Label and Blue Canoe Digital.
He started his solo career with the album
Never Never Land, followed by Soul Cloud
(2000), Alone Together (2002), Drum n Bass
Society (2004), Live in 05 (2005), the compilation
Decade I (2006), Pause (2007), To Africa With Love
(2010), the EP XYZ Factor (2011) and his second compilation
Decade II (2016).
His new album encompasses the period from 2006 to
2016 with remastered compositions. Date of release is June 24th,
2016 as download only. Beside bassist JPM are performing on these
tracks Yonrico Scott, Wayne Viar (drums, percussion), Tyrone
Jackson, Nick Rosen, Buzz Amato, John Carrozza (keys), Brian Carl,
Chris Blackwell, Dan Baraszu (guitar), Charlie Wood, Seth Condrey,
Chinua Hawk, Chantae Cann, Jarrett Johnson, Abbes Bouzefrane
(vocals) and DJ KiddStar, Rick Hinkle, Rat Bastardz (DJ).
The genres of this collection are ranging from
jazz, to rock, electronica and pop. Not in a seamless blend but
loosely juxtaposed. The compilation begins with Ubuntu from
his album To Africa With Love. The Africa inspired
tune ignites a firework of bass and tones, while the positive mood
transcends the melody.
Joseph's affection for Yonrico Scott's music
echoes in the song Quest from the album Quest Of The
Big Drum (2014). To Africa With Love Remix
features singer Seth Condrey in a slack and easy song.
Adventures Of Tigger And Alice shares with
the listeners a haunting slow song which touches your heart with
powerful toddle. Magnificent Obsession showcases a
highlight of JPM's band The RockTronix. A rock tune
influenced by the music of Police.
With hipness and a big hoo-ha comes Fire On
The Bayou/1984 Medley featuring singer Charlie Wood. Xanadu
powers into your brain with a punchy beat in the style of
Frankie Goes To Hollywood. When you know the music of Stanley
Clarke, Marcus Miller or Victor Wooten, then Bass Song is
the right choice for you. The Calling is another song of
the formation The RockTronix featuring guitarist Chris
Blackwell, bassist JPM and drummer Wayne Viar.
Careless Whisper will occupy a leading
position in the competition for the best cover song. Interpret is
Chinua Hawk and the song is taken from his impressive album A
Beautifully Complicated Life (2012). Joseph comments: "As
producer, arranger, recording engineer, player on this recording,
Chinua and I not only worked closely on this project, we formed a
special musical bond and friendship. Chinua is a very gifted
vocalist, storyteller and gentle soul with a passion of touching and
healing others through music."
Stained Glass Aura is a keeper from the
album To Africa With Love. Tyrone Jackson shines with a
stunning solo on keys. The sound of electronic sitar is fascinating
JPM. The result is Take Me To
Tibet, an experimental sound experience with melodic draft.
Yield from Joseph Patrick Moore's XYZ Factor is a
cutting edge dynamic song with a great hook. What Could Have
Been drifts off to the experimental realm of Peter Gabriel's
early years. Final tune is Silent Night, the most performed
classical Christmas song of all times. JPM and guitarist Dan Baraszu
liberate the melody of all unnecessary accessories and uncover the
magic of the song.
With Decade II Joseph Patrick Moore
spreads a gamut of colors and genres of his all-encompassing
artistry. A master of bass at work.
Buy the album
in all stores
Title: Decade II
Artist: Joseph Patrick Moore
Genre: General Jazz
Label: Blue Canoe Records
2. Quest (feat. Yonrico Scott & Nick Rosen)
3. To Africa With Love Remix (feat. S. Condrey & Rat Bastardz)
4. Adventures Of Tigger And Alice
5. Magnificent Obsession (feat. The RockTronix)
6. Fire On The Bayou/1984 Medley (feat. Charlie Wood)
8. Bass Song
9. The Calling (feat. The RockTronix)
10. Careless Whisper (feat. Chinua Hawk & Chantae Cann)
11. Stained Glass Aura
12. Take Me To Tibet
14. What Could Have Been (feat. Abbes Bouzefrane)
15. Silent Night (feat. Dan Baraszu)