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For the Love of Peace
Charnett Moffett
For the Love of Peace
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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In an illustrious career, innovative bassist-composer Char?ett Moffett has made significant contributions in supporting the works of Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, and McCoy Tyner. Moffett’s ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Charnett Moffett
Title: For the Love of Peace
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Piadrum Records
Release Date: 5/4/2004
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 822235040121

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In an illustrious career, innovative bassist-composer Char?ett Moffett has made significant contributions in supporting the works of Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, and McCoy Tyner. Moffett’s latest recording as a leader is a family affair entitled For the Love of Peace. A majority of this dynamic Piadrum Records debut focuses on Moffett’s peerless pizzicato playing and bowing technique on the upright bass, culminating in the unaccompanied, uncompromising 10 1/2-minute title track that showcases the depth of his musical vision. The opening track, "In The Beginning," was inspired by a type of traditional Hindu music. All the musicians engage in a spirited conversation together on "I Love the Lord" while "Numbers" exemplifies the beauty of the Freedom with Discipline concept. The lively Ornette flavored piece "Free Spirit," anchored by Char?ett’s agile lines on electric bass, carries a festive feeling of joy and dance. "Go Placidly" is an up-tempo burner with Char?ett setting the pace on upright. Char?ett refers to the brief, buoyant interlude "The Calling" as "a celestial mood piece" while his bold bowing of the melody on "The Shepherd" and percussive tapping with the bow sets up a hypnotic pulse for a lyrical Mondre flugelhorn solo. "Forgiven," a solo bass interlude performed pizzicato, segues into the provocative spoken word piece "Who Took My Shopping Cart," a waltz-time number with words from the perspective of a homeless person. "Prayer" is a solo arco bass interlude which sets up the surging, free-spirited swinger "Spirit of Blues." Char?ett and company dip deeply into a harmolodic bag on "Mercy and Grace" and "The Movement Of Freedom," both of which feature the cohesive, flowing chemistry of the quartet in full stride. And the bassist closes out the collection with the extended, virtuosic solo bass "For the Love of Peace," which has three movements that run a gamut of emotions and expression.
 

CD Reviews

Great Stuff from a Great musician
R. J. Marsella | California | 06/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Answers the question " Can a bass player anchor a concept album /" with a resounding yes. Charnett Moffett is one of the most creative bassists on the jazz scene today as evidenced by his work with Mcoy Tyner and others. This very fine CD is full of wonderfull music with Moffett's bass always in the forefront. Using a small group that includes family member (wife, daughter, sister ? ) I'm not sure but the results are very much worth checking into. I loved Charnett's performance on Land of The Giants and at a recent live performance that I was lucky enough to catch. This cd has some incredible moments. Check out track # 7 and the scorching bassline that drives that tune. Very well done. Deserves a large audience."
Brilliant bassist/leader
K. Hooker | Dallas, Texas USA | 08/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the 1980s, I was fortunate to see Charnett Moffett in a variety of live settings--with Tony Williams, the Moffett Family Jazz Band, Ornette Coleman, Wynton Marsalis. His virtuosity, intensity and powerful rhythmic drive were highlights in any setting. This recording is utterly superb, varied, virtuosic, driving, lyrical, and highlights Moffett as among the most compelling musicians in jazz today."
An Ensemble that Takes the Breath Away and Returns it Fresh
Harvey Bialy | 09/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The trio work of the virtuosi featured
on this fine CD, Charnett, Codaryl and
Mondre Moffett (bass, drums and trumpet
respectively) is among the most innovative,
tight, lyrical and swinging I have heard
in almost a half century of listening to
The Music. Combine this with masterful
technique, and in the case of Charnett a
unique, precise percussive attack and
eastern drone, and the result is a recording
that is not to be missed. Can one plus one
plus one equal one? Rarely, but happily for
anyone with ears, it does here."