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Reggie Moore

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Reggie Moore comes from distinctive jazz lineage; he grew up in NYC as the son of Billy Moore, musician and arranger for the Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra. Leading his own trio, Reggie has toured Japan, the United States and Europe and recorded two albums for Mainstream, Records. He has arranged for the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band and played in the Swing shows Bubbling Brown Sugar, Aint Misbehavin (also musical director) and André Hellers Body & Soul. Throughout his career which spans over more than five decades, Reggie has worked with renowned jazz great such as Johnny Hartman, Betty Carter, Anita O’Day, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Gary Bartz, Woody Shaw, Benny Golson and Kenny Burrell - to name just a few. Together with vocalist Joe Lee Wilson, Reggie performed in the Middle East as Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department.

 

Since 1985 Reggie Moore has been living in Berlin, Germany, with his wife, jazz singer Cornelia Moore, and their daughter, actress Jessica Moore. His unique art, which he himself calls “Communicable Music” and his genuine, committed teaching at the Jazz Institute Berlin/Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, have been impacting the German jazz scene for the last 29 years.

 

In 2011, Reggie debuted as a film composer with his soundtrack to the award winning movie “Auf den Zweiten Blick”. He has since written the music for an episode of the well known television crime series “Tatort”. The pianist’s future plans include composing more film music and publishing his educational concepts.

 

Reggie Moore is one of those rare artists that have the capacity to move their audiences deeply. His playing stirs up images and emotions, creates a lyrical, sensuous and sensitive world where Reggie and his listeners can meet and communicate with one another. Over the years he has matured into what his fans fondly call him: a true “magician at the piano”

 

PRESS:

“As a colorist and moodmaker, Mr. Moore draws predominantly from two sources to create his particular mix of hues: classical and jazz blues. Disparate as these may seem, he fuses them with the authority of a concert pianist and all the urgency of an inveterate blues man. Chopin is a longtime favorite; the Romantic composers, by virtue of their obsessive search for myriad shades of mood and color, have been an indirect influence...Mr. Moore kicks off a tune with a classically based improvised prelude, establishing a kind of tension that doesn’t find release until the melody is introduced. Tension and release, in fact, are important components of his music. Metric shifts, simple lines, juxtaposed against wildly embellished ones, unpredictable improvisatory sections and beautifully resolved cadenzas all contribute to the tension-release effect.”
 (Procter Lippincott, The New York Times)


“With his strongly propulsive beat, crispness of articulation, and emotional directness, Reggie Moore does indeed communicate to a wide range of listeners.”                                                      
 (Nat Hentoff)

 

Pinocchio (Wishbone/Mainstream Records)

Have Mercy (Wishbone/Mainstream Records)

Consider Her Ways (Furioso/Mainstream Records)

Filmmusik von Reggie Moore:

Auf den zweiten Blick/Streetsong

Auf den zweiten Blick/Kreuzberg

Auf den zweiten Blick/Mitte

Auf den zweiten Blick/Till & Pan’s Rose

Auf den zweiten Blick/Neukölln

Auf den zweiten Blick/Carla & Falk’s Rose

Auf den zweiten Blick/Schöneberg