Recently Paul Riley and Blue Canoe Records sat down with Joseph Patrick Moore, Chris Blackwell and Chinua Hawk on the making of Chinua Hawk’s – A Beautifully Complicated Life CD.
Joseph Patrick Moore produces Blue Canoe Recording Artist Chinua Hawk.
“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. This was our goal and hopefully this recording does just that.” – JPM
Who is Chinua? (Pronounced: Shin-Wa)
Chinua is a Blue Canoe Recording Artist from New Jersey. His influences are Donny Hathaway, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin. Couple that with John Mayer, Al Green and John Legend…If your looking for great new original music, support Chinua Hawk by picking up a copy here
* Smooth Jazz Therapy
“The world lost a great drummer today. Jimmy Junebug Jackson spent 21 years with the great Jimmy Smith and worked with a lot of incredible artist’s. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to work with Jimmy on many occasions and I was proud to call him my friend. After we got to know each other, I sat down with Junebug and did an audio interview with him on my ibook computer. The noise can be rather distracting, however in spite of this, Jimmy offers words of wisdom in this un-edited and raw interview. I would encourage all drummers/musicians to take the time and listen to the words of the late Jimmy Junebug Jackson. He will be missed, but his spirit will live on.” – Joseph Patrick Moore
Read the official Press Release
Check out the video Bass Masterclass for BassPlayersUnited.com with JPM. The general topic discussed was Bass Harmonics. However, JPM used the video clinic to discuss other elements of bass playing (see outline below).
* Fundamentals (right/left hand, amp setting, effect ideas)
* Sustaining Harmonic Concepts
* Harmonics vs. Tuners
* Learn Your Notes, Know Your Instrument
* Different Way To Look At Your Fingerboard
* Box Pattern Ex. in 16th notes, 5’s, 32nd notes
* Playing off E minor / G Maj.7th
* Right Hand Picking Technique
* “Portrait of Tracy” (Jaco) (Think Outside The Box)
* Unique Series Of Notes
* 2 Harmonics Within 1 Fret
* Sliding Harmonics
* “Going To California”
* Harmonics Within Fretted Notes
* Tapping Harmonics
* “Giant Steps”
* Artificial Harmonic Techniques
* Final Thoughts (Being Musical With Harmonics)
XYZ Factor EP by Joseph Patrick Moore is released today 12-13-2011. This three song EP from bassman JPM fuses together elements of Contemporary Jazz with Electronica. Joseph has crafted a unique recording sure to please both Electronica and Jazz fans alike.
Purchase at JPM’s Official Store $2.99
Purchase at Itunes
* Co-produced by Platinum Record Producer Buzz Amato
* More information
* Full album purchase includes the Video Single, “Yield”
Former Curtis Mayfield and Platinum Record Producer Buzz Amato, talks about working with Joseph Patrick Moore on “XYZ Factor” and also his recorded version of his song “Datz It” (featuring Jimmy Herring – guitar and Grammy winner Yonrico Scott on drums).
Buzz Amato on “XYZ Factor” (Audio CD):
Buzz Amato taking about “Datz It” (Song):
Catch JPM performing with jazz legend Earl Klugh on the 2010 Eric Clapton Crossroads DVD. Available now at Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Target +
Joseph appeared at The Atlanta Bass Gallery on September 11th, 2010. This performance/clinic was webcast live over the internet via LiveStream.com. This is the Q&A portion of this event.
Re: JPM Endorsement with NS Design
We are proud to announce that Joseph recently became an “official” endorser of NS Design electric upright basses. Read all about it at NS Design News by clicking here.
NOTES JOSEPH: “The CR4 is a beautifully crafted instrument. It sounds rich and warm like a true acoustic Double Bass, furthermore its playability is refreshing and inspiring. The CR4 is hands down the best electric double bass I have ever played” – JPM
Original Post: Joseph Patrick Moore
Re: Swaziland South Africa Documentary
Issue: Full length video divided into 3 sections
From July 15th through July 24th I spent time in South Africa, in particular The Kingdom Of Swaziland. My mission was to perform a series of shows at night and work during the day with a group called Heart For Africa. With that said, I believe it would be more effective for you to watch the video documentary, than for me to put into words (blog) about this incredible experience!
Date: June 26th, 2010
Original Post: Joseph Patrick Moore
Re: Earl Klugh at Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads Guitar Festival
Just finished performing with Earl Klugh at The Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. It was a total blast! Thanks to Earl Klugh for inviting me to perform with him and to Eric Clapton and The Crossroads Organization for having the vision of having a master jazz guitarist such as Earl to be apart of this year’s 2010 concert. Not enough words can express how appreciative and honored it was to be apart of such an event. I heard, witnessed and met so many incredible artists, that I’m still trying to absorb the experience. A few of these moments were captured with pictures and I’m attaching a few of them here. Additionally, the concert will be available on DVD in the coming months.
It should be noted that the main focus of this event is to aid The Crossroads Centre Antigua. Crossroads Centre is a non-profit, International Centre of Excellence for the treatment of alcohol and other drug addictions. Residential treatment provides a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction to immerse themselves in an intensive therapeutic and supportive environment. Away from the daily distractions of everyday life, the physical environment is one of peace and tranquility which offers clients a safe place to begin the process of recovery. In addition to alcohol and drug rehabilitation program, services include: intervention referrals, aftercare planning transitional living residences, and an integrated family program. For more information please visit and donate at: http://www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com/
Peace and blessings,
Joseph Patrick Moore
Joseph was recently interviewed by Bob Carter of Bob’s Music Connection. In this three part video interview, Joseph discusses his newest release To Africa With Love as well as his upcoming tour with Earl Klugh, Bob James and many other past/future musical adventures. Check out the video interview below or visit Bob’s Music Connection.
Joseph will be joining Earl Klugh, Boney James, Mindi Abair for an evening at The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. This is a special one night only concert with ALL PROCEEDS benefiting ALS Research and Deborah Lewow, a woman instrumental in the successful careers of many contemporary jazz artists. Other musicians will include Yon Rico Scott (drums), Joey Somerville (trumpet), Derek Lee (keys) and Eric Essix (guitar).
Check out a live TV appearance from April 19th, 2010 on Fox 5 Atlanta, GA to help promote the concert and bring awareness about ALS. This live clip features: Earl Klugh (guitar), YonRico Scott (drums), JPM (electric/upright bass).
The title track from Joseph Patrick Moore’s upcoming CD – “To Africa With Love” will be available at JPM’s official store, itunes, Amazon.com, Emusic.com and many others on April 13th, 2010. The full CD will be available on May 11th, 2010.
Original Post by JPM:
In August of 2008, guitarist Dan Baraszu and I went in the studio for two days to record a live jazz duet Christmas CD. Today it has been released on Blue Canoe Records. It was honor to be able to record in an intimate setting with one of my favorite guitarist’s who happens to be a dear friend.
At first I thought this would be an easy recording project, but the more I started working out the arrangement’s in pre-production, I knew it would be quite an undertaking. Recording in a duo setting (avoiding an over-produced CD) was a very eye opening experience. The stillness and nuance required in capturing a clean performance was ever more present. Every breath, string buzz, room noise, movement was amplified once we started adding compression and effects. In a sense, this was a very naked and bare recording with no other instruments to mask the inconsistencies of our performances (particularly drums). Capturing a great performance, minus all the ambient noises was probably the biggest hurdle we had to overcome.
Secondly, how many times have we heard the vast catalog of Christmas music from multiple artists over the years? Trying to re-arrange these “standard” tunes was in and of itself a challenge. The goal of course was to try and come up with something new or create a fresh unique approach to these classic songs. All in all, recording in this duo environment with Dan was a blast. I hope each of you will enjoy the CD as much as Dan and I had in performing/recording it.
If you would like to listen, stream, download a free song or buy the full CD, click here
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
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
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.