Original post by: Joseph Patrick Moore
Recently I got the call to perform a concert with legendary Police drummer Stewart Copeland at the Savannah, GA Music Festival. As a Police fanatic and a S.C. fan, I was excited to get an opportunity to play and make music with one of my many musical heroes. It would be safe to say that as a young kid growing up in the 1980’s, The Police we’re “My Beatles.” After the Police broke up, I would continue to follow the careers of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.
After accepting the invitation, I received the music (printed/audio) on the road and while finishing a West coast tour with Austin based blues guitarist Chris Duarte. I practiced as much as time would allow in between soundchecks, concerts, car/plane rides and hotel changes. I completed the C.D. tour on March 23rd in Denver, Colorado; and quickly flew to Savannah, Georgia for a rehearsal with Stewart on the 25th and the preceding concert on the 26th. I had less than 5 days to go over the music before hitting it with Stewart, however I was pumped.
My firstencounter with Stewart: I found him to be a very polite, humorous, warm, well tempered and courteous man. He made an effort to reach out to everyone in the group and politely introduced himself. We chit chatted a bit and off we went, down that musical journey from the Rhythmatist. In the hours that followed, it would be an intense yet rewarding experience playing the music of and with this musical genius. I was mostly a silent observer and did my best to take it all in. In short, let me just say that Stewart wasn’t there to play checkers. His passion for his craft was nothing short of inspiring.
Halfway through the concert, Stewart brought out another amazing talent, Daniel Hope. Stewart wrote a trio composition for one of his daughters that featured drums, violin, piano. During this moment of the concert, I took a seat to bare witness of this premiere work. It was astonishing! Daniel Hope tore it up and his intonation and tone was impeccable. While I didn’t play with Daniel, we chatted a bit backstage. Daniel is also a very nice chap with an amazing aura around him. Daniel might be one of the best violinists I’ve ever heard, a true madman I say!
Not to go un-noticed, the musical ensemble for this event was an amazing group of musicians/artists.
The group consisted of:
Ted Nash -reeds
Victor Goines – reeds
Walter Blanding – reeds
Carl Maraghi – reeds
Marcus Printup – trumpet
David Elliot – trombone
Ricardo Ochoa – violin
Gretchen Frazier – viola
Annalise Nelson – cello
Hans Kristian Kjos Sorensen – percussion
Kirk Brundage – percussion
Stuart Gerber – percussion
Eric Jones – piano
Andy Ripley – ewi
Mike Daly – french horn
In addition to the genuinely warm spirit of Stewart and the musical ensemble, he had a wonderful crew of people that worked on his behalf. From his manager, tour manager, production team, festival organizers; it was a top shelf entourage. Stewart’s drum tech/engineer Jeff Seitz was also a great asset (and talented drummer). Jeff has been with Stewart for 25 + years which not only speaks volumes of his abilities and the people Stewart surrounds himself with, it also says everything about the true meaning of loyalty from Mr. Copeland. In fact, Jeff can be seen in the recently released S.C./Police documentary, Everyone Stares.
Conclusion: a high profile musical friend/artist once told me not to play with my musical heroes as they might end up disappointing me (he was speaking from experience). Well in my case, nothing could be further from the truth. Stewart is an amazing artist, a terrific human being and I was honored to be apart of this musical experience!
JPM will be joining Austin based guitarist Chris Duarte on his 2008 European Spring Tour.
Here are the dates:
March 28, 2008 – Weert, Netherlands – De Bosuil
March 29, 2008 – Hoogland, NL – De Noot
March 30, 2008 – Diest, Belgium – Borderline
April 3, 2008 – Koeln, Germany – Kantine
April 4, 2008 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
April 5, 2008 – London, UK – Music Palace
April 6, 2008 – London, UK – Boom Boom Club (Sutton United Football Club)
April 8, 2008 – Frankfurt, Germany – Sinkkasten
April 9, 2008 – Bremen, Netherlands – Meisenfrei
April 11, 2008 – Brunsum, Netherlands – Woetsjtok
April 12, 2008 – Sala, Sweden – Rockland
April 14, 2008 – Verviers, Belgium – Spirit of 66
JPM will be performing with legendary drummer/composer Stewart Copeland in Savannah, GA on March 26, 2008. Get your tickets today!
Original Post by: Joseph Patrick Moore
Recently I played a short European tour with Austin, Texas based guitarist, Chris Duarte. Most of the shows went well and the people were very responsive to Chris Duarte’s music as well as the vibe that Jeff Reilly (drums) and I were laying down. Traveling throughout the Czech Republic & Italy, we had an enormous amount of down time. I have to admit, I played the part of a Western “tourist” pretty well. My digital camera was rolling and I captured many of the sights that we visited.
Additionally, some of the tour was captured on video. Below are the links that have posted on YouTube.com. There are 2 concert video clips and 1 “Rockumentary” of sorts. Hope you enjoy!
The Chris Duarte Group announces Fall 2007 European Dates.
October 20th, 2007: Prague, Czech Republic: Blues in the Woods Festival
October 23rd, 2007: Milan, Italy: Music Drom ex Transilvania
October 24th, 2007: T.B.A.
October 25th, 2007: Modena, Italy: Vibra
October 26th, 2007: Roma, Italy: Stazione Birra
October 27th, 2007: Boretto Reggio Emilia, Italy: Ikebana Club
October 28th, 2007: Codevilla, Italy: Thunder Road
The Chris Duarte Group consist’s of:
Chris Duarte – guitar/vocals
Jeff Reilly – drums
JPM – bass
Check out several YouTube.com videos of C.D.G. performing from Summer Tour 2007
* Video 1
* Video 2
*UPDATE POSTED TO THIS NEWS STORY ON DECEMBER 2007:
Several Videos from the above performances have surfaced on YouTube.com. Click links below to view
USTI NAD LABEM, CZECH REPUBLIC
Joseph Patrick Moore joins Austin based guitarist, and songwriter Chris Duarte for summer/fall tour 2007.
The Chris Duarte Group consist’s of:
Chris Duarte – guitar/vocals
Jeff Reilly – drums
Joseph Patrick Moore – bass
On June 3rd & 4th, I participated in“The Bass Club of Georgia’s” annual bass workshop/master class/performance at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. It was a wonderful two days of bass related workshops and performances for the Double & Electric Bass. Their was an incredible line-up of artists that included Richard Davis, Donald Palma, Mark Bernat, Doug Sommer, David Goodwin, Todd Markey, James Barket and many other talented performers and instructors. My role was to work with the electric bassist‘s.
It was a true honor to have shared the stage and participated with many of the notable players listed above. Kudos to Mark Bernat and David Goodwin for pulling this off and for inviting me to be apart of the 2007 Bass Club, I believe a great time was had by all.
Until next post…peace
Listen closely and you will hear clips of JPM’s music in the new documentary “Starbucking”. This film is about the bizarre story of Winter, a man who has dedicated his life to visiting every Starbucks in the world. Discover the unlikely motivation behind his seemingly pointless and impossible mission. Ride along with Winter on a journey that has led him to nearly every U.S. state and several foreign countries in search of new Starbucks. See hilarious encounters with the people he meets along the way.
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At least as entertaining as Supersize Me…a road trip film par excellence as well as a wacky Zen spiritual journey” – Tribe.net
Visit the Official Starbucking Website
Blue Canoe Digital releases a co-authored ebook by JPM and Platinum music producer/Curtis Mafield alumni, Buzz Amato. This ebook is designed for all musical artists, bands, composers, arrangers, engineers and producers regardless of skill or current level of success. With over 100 pages of advice, tips, links and proven methods to help one succeed in achieving an overall balance between art and business.
Check it out today.
Today Blue Canoe Digital is releasing an ebook (downloadable electronic book)that I had the pleasure of co-authoring with famed Curtis Mayfield alumni and platinum producer, Buzz Amato.
It was a pleasure and an honor to work and compile my musical experiences for the Indie Artist/Producer Handbook. This ebook is designed for all artists, bands, composers, arrangers, engineers and producers regardless of skill or current level of success. The focus of this book is about taking control of one’s destiny, sharing your gifts and helping to achieve an overall balance between art and business.
Preview from book: (page 9)
When I was first approached about contributing to this book, I had reservations about being a part of this collaboration. While I admired and respected my fellow coauthor and while I was extremely honored to be considered for this book, I thought, “What am I going to write about?” “What do I have to offer in terms of information about surviving in the twenty-first century digital revolution?”
I started reflecting on my experiences and my growth both as a player and person and I realized that maybe I could offer a few opinions and advice to those trying to keep up with surviving in the twenty first century. I realized that from the time when I started working on my first independent CD ten years ago, that the music business has dramatically changed with the dawn of the digital age and the world wide web. In order to keep up with the ever evolving entertainment industry, I’ve had to reevaluate my mission and game plan many times in the last decade. I concluded that yes, maybe I could offer a few words of encouragement to those that want to share their music with a global audience but feel overwhelmed at where to begin.
In this twenty first century, artists/musicians/performers have to wear so many hats in order to survive, especially if you haven’t had a “hit” recording or don’t have a record deal. If you are an independent artist, It isn’t just about making music anymore, it’s also about learning how to share your sounds in this new global marketplace. The world wide web has made anything you dare to dream possible and even a reality. It is possible for an independent artist such as yourself to reach out and share your music with a global network of fans and industry at the click of your fingertips. From the planning stages of evaluating who you are and where you are going, to promoting your music, to hiring a team of professionals, to creating a synergy of your music and gifts. In my portion of this book, I will be offering advice based on my experiences with what works and what doesn’t work, things to consider and an overall balance between art and business.
** Now in its Third Edition (2011) with updates. Download your copy today.
Reviewer: Lynda Dale MacLean
Reviewer’s Rating: 8
Joseph Patrick Moore is an accomplished bassist and composer and “Live in 05” recorded at “This House Rocks” in Atlanta, GA is a sensational Jazz album. I love the bass and percussion and felt the album, as a whole, had such a distinctive voice.
“SoulCloud” and “Mystery” have such a cool vibe going on. “Prayer of Solitude” darn this track was way too short; it was so awesome! “Datz It” (version 2005) ended the CD in style. “Live in 05” by Joseph Patrick Moore is a fine Jazz album that I really connected with.
Blue Canoe Records releases a live recording of JPM and friends:
“Live in 05″ was recorded at “This House Rocks” in Atlanta, GA on April 2nd, 2005.
Al Smith – Keys
Jon Chalden – Drums
Al McSpadden – EWI and Bass EWI
Emrah Kotan – Percussion
Joseph Patrick Moore’s jazz trio has just released their second CD titled, “Wherever We Go”:
MusicDojo.com is the next generation of music education, designed for everyone who wants to further their musical goals. JPM will be offering monthly classes on “How to Read Music”, designed specifically for the Bassist, Guitarist and a General Class for All instruments. In addition, there will be two seperate classes, one for the begineer/intermediate level and the other for the other for the intermediate/advanced reader. Each class will consist of text, musical notation, etudes, selftests, audio clips, video clips and a private chatroom for JPM and fellow classmates.
After ten years, MusicDojo.com and its partners have decided to close up shop.
Check out Adam Nitti's newest education venture - AdamNittiMusicEducation.com
Check out Joseph’s jazz trio project, the E.M.P. Project:
JPM joins singer/songwriter and Octone Recording artist, Michael Tolcher for upcoming tours. For more info on Mr. Toucher. Visit his website at: MichaelTolcher.com
Joseph Patrick Moore joined George Porter Jr. and Dr. Dan Matrazzo for a special night of funk at The Brandyhouse – Atlanta, GA on April 5th, 2002.
* Photos by Vincent Tseng
Psychedelic Hick Hop Jamband BlueGround UnderGrass bids farewell with last concert at the bottom line (NY, NY) on February 7th, 2002. JPM was a member of BGUG from December 2nd, 2000 till February 7th, 2002.
Bass Player Magazine October 1993
On the jazz side of the street, three promising students were recently named winners of $1,000 awards from the Milt J. Hinton Scholarship fund: Joe Martin, Joseph Moore, and Nathan Peck. Martin is a student at William Paterson College; Moore is hittin the books at Memphis State University; and Peck, a 16-year old from West Virginia, is planning to pursue private instruction. The judges were Milt Hinton himself (of course) and noted jazz bassists Jay Leonhart and Charnett Moffett. The winners were chosen on the basis of their performances, their background, and an assessement of the potential benefits of private instruction in furthering their musical development.