Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Oscar Moore Quartet with Carl Perkins
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Forgotten genius of jazz guitar
firstname.lastname@example.org | New York, USA | 02/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It astounds me how neglected the great Oscar Moore is today when discussing the lineage of master jazz guitarists. The man had everything. Great taste, superb feel for rhythm, endless invention, soul, etc. To my knowledge, these recordings were made sometime in the early 50's, but Moore's ideas still sound contemporary. Listen to the beauty of "Body and Soul" or "Moonlight in Vermont". What about the drive of "Walking Home"? or the soul of "Love for Sale" . I recommend this record to anyone who loves beautiful music."
A wonderful great guitarist.
Marco Vienna | Rimini, Italy | 04/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe only the most experienced jazz musicians and listeners have ever heard about the name of Oscar Moore, and probably just because he used to be part of the famous Nat King Cole Trio. That's a real pity, because Oscar Moore was truely a great musician, and this is clearly showed in this record. He was really able to make a tune sing, and in his improvisational inventions he could play very advanced melodic harmonic and rhythmic ideas, nevertheless always mantaining a pleasant melodic and "straight-simple" style. Every phrase is smart and surprising, the repertoire choice very suitable and interesting, including the Moore originals, the band swings hard, the remastering sounds fair, there is just some clipping distortion on the loudest guitar notes, a bit annoying, but overall this is a greatly recommended record, especially if you like jazz guitar and the transictional jazz era between swing and bebop, like me. It's a shame that Oscar Moore has not recorded more works on his name."